The success of Pixar’s Turning Red from director Domee Shi has her seeing green.
Pixar has been promoted to vice president of creative, a position held by other notable directors at the studio including Andrew Stanton, Korean American Peter Sohn and Dan Scanlon, reported Variety.
Turning Red marked Shi’s feature film directing debut. She also directed the acclaimed short Bao and has worked as a story artist on Inside Out, The Good Dinosaur, Incredibles 2, and Toy Story4.
Shi is also the first woman at Pixar to direct a film solo.
The studio made the announcement of Shi’s promotion along with that of Turning Red’s producer Lindsey Collins. She is now the new senior vice president of development. Collins also co-produced WALL-E and produced Finding Dory.
“As I reflect on my 25 years at Pixar, the pride and gratitude I have is surpassed only by the excitement I feel stepping into this new role,” Collins said in a statement reported by NBC. “Pixar has always been a place that seeks to delight and surprise audiences and I am thrilled to be able to expand on that legacy and help shape what comes next, surrounded by some of the most diverse, unique and inspiring filmmakers and voices working today.”
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