Santa Monica-based commercial VFX studio Arsenal FX has appointed Kira Karlstrom as business development executive. Previously, she was a manager in the live events division at Marvel Entertainment.
Karlstrom will be responsible for procuring new clients and identifying fresh business opportunities.
“Kira is an award-winning creative producer with a keen expertise and years of experience in animation, live action and broadcast television,” said Mark Leiss, managing partner of Arsenal FX. “She is a proven leader and an executive who is equally comfortable with both the business and creative sides. Her unique set of skills is a true asset to our team.”
“I see opportunities to broaden our work into co-branded TV spots, network animation, and live events, as well as commercial and digital content,” said Karlstrom. “These new avenues are crucial not only for our brand, but, more importantly, for our clients. And, it will allow us to compete with any full-service postproduction, VFX or design studio.”
Karlstrom previously helped develop and manage the live events division at Marvel Entertainment. Prior to that, Karlstrom was a producer and art director at ESPN, where she garnered seven Sports Emmy Award nominations.