Following a busy 2018, independent studio Glassworks has appointed Chris Kiser as executive producer and new business director for its Amsterdam office.
Originally from Texas, Chris has 15 years of industry experience in high end production, post, visual effects, CGI and design for projects in broadcast, digital, long form and emerging technologies. Having previously worked in New York, Portland and Dallas, Chris has overseen globally acclaimed projects as executive producer at The Mill and head of production at both Psyop and Click 3X.
Alongside work with leading creative agencies and brands, Chris has also contributed to feature and episodic content, most recently collaborating with the Coen Brothers on their 2018 Netflix film, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs.
Chris says on his move: “Glassworks has a great reputation as creative leaders and innovators. I’m thrilled to join the team and expand our reach within the European market and beyond. With three diverse offices under one global brand, Glassworks is well positioned to support a range of needs and bring a unique creative voice to every project we touch.”
In his new role, Chris will apply his expertise to help build on the company’s existing client relationships, expand new business developments and work alongside Glassworks’ lead artists to consistently strive for high end creative solutions.
Anya Kruzmetra, chief operating officer, says: “Chris brings with him a wealth of experience and creative insight, having delivered world class content for some of the biggest names in the industry. He has a natural rapport with clients and artists alike and we are excited to kick off 2019 with such a stellar production team.”
This latest hire follows on from the office’s continuing growth and expansion of its leadership team, with recent promotions of Anya Kruzmetra to chief operating officer and Kyle Obley to head of 2D.