Independent creative studio The Embassy today announces the promotion of Danielle Kinsey to the role of head of production, after ten years at the company.
Danielle first joined the Embassy as a project manager in 2012, during which time she got to know the studio’s artists-turned-owners and the passion they have for the art. Invited back a few years later to produce The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 and 2, Danielle’s journey upwards through the company began.
Over the past decade, Danielle has seen the studio grow its internal production, artist, and leadership teams while expanding its partnerships around the world. During that time, she has built up an impressive list of exciting projects. Working across film, television, and advertising, Danielle has lent her expertise to everything from Netflix’s Warrior Nun and Captain America: The Winter Soldier to commercials for Flonase, Cat’s Pride, and Pennzoil.
In her new role, Danielle’s main responsibilities will involve collaborating with the teams, managing the production of all work through the facility, and fostering the production staff. She particularly looks forward to supporting The Embassy’s remote working culture and continued growth by connecting the Vancouver and Los Angeles offices with partners across the globe.
Danielle Kinsey comments: “I attribute my career progression to my personal drive. I always strive to learn and stretch myself because great things never come from comfort zones. But, importantly, the team at The Embassy has encouraged me through it all - I've always been treated as an equal by the partners here, and know I have the leadership team’s support. Our nimble approach works best for me, and has allowed us to continually innovate beyond the traditional VFX studio model. We pride ourselves on being not only visual effects artists and supervisors, but also storytellers that concept, direct, and collaborate to create award winning visual effects from the start of the process all the way to the end.”
She adds: “We’ve essentially doubled in size in the past year, welcoming new artists, lead positions, technology roles, a people and culture manager, and are continuing to recruit. I’m excited to help build the company we want with more resources than ever before as we continue to evolve, support a balanced lifestyle, make cool art, and sign off at the end of the day proud of the work. We’re celebrating our 20th anniversary this year and it feels like this is just the beginning… ”
Winston Helgason, EP and president of The Embassy, comments: “I’m very excited to promote Danielle to head of production. In her new role, we will collaborate to support The Embassy’s continued growth and success as a true creative production partner for our clients. With 20 years of experience working across features, streaming, and commercials, we know that strong production is essential. Danielle will now help to develop our production and other departments’ teams to service the expanding needs of our clients, while ensuring the high quality and innovation The Embassy is known for.”