Thanks to Marvel Studios we now have a term in our culture: “cinematic universe.” Yes, we had movie franchises with trilogies before but an entire interwoven movie charter was unheard of way back in 1996. Hard to believe that in 1996 Marvel was mired in bankruptcy, but they’ve come a long way.
Today Victoria Alonso has been promoted. She is now president regarding physical and postproduction, visual effects, and animation production at Marvel Studios. Alonso has been with Marvel Studios for 15 years. She will oversee the numerous divisions across the studio’s slate of films and streaming media. In this role she will continue to report to co-president Louis D’Esposito.
People at Marvel and across the entertainment industry speak highly of her. Alonso is a woman born in South America. Her gender and nationality should not matter based on her skills, but we should not miss this milestone of progress.
Alonso will continue in her role as executive producer on all upcoming feature films. She will also continue to be executive producer for upcoming series on Disney+. Alonso has worked on several projects with the company from her early role as executive vice president of visual effect and postproduction. She was also co-producer on Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Thor, and Captain America: the First Avenger. For the well-received The Avengers movie, she was promoted to executive producer. She kept this role on every Marvel movie since then including Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.
Alonso has earned many awards during her time with Marvel Studios. In 2016, she became the first woman to win the Harold Lloyd Award for achievements in visual effects. In January 2020, she was awarded the Filmmaker Award by the Motion Picture Sound Editors at the 67th Golden Reel Awards. In 2017, she was the first woman to be honored with the Visionary Award at the 15th Annual VES Awards. She was named one of People en Español Magazine’s top “Poderosa” Most Influential Hispanic Women in 2019 & 2020. In 2015, she was honored with the Muse Award for Outstanding Vision and Achievement from the New York Women in Film & Television. In 2021, Alonso became an Emmy-nominated producer for her work on the MCU’s first series on Disney+,WandaVision.
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