Victoria Alonso has had quite an eventful career in Hollywood. She started as a production assistant before she became an award-winning visual effects producer, working on films such as Ridley Scott's Kingdom of Heaven and Tim Burton's Big Fish. Eventually, she joined Marvel Studios as the Executive Vice President of visual effects and post production, doubling as co-producer on films such as Iron Man and Iron Man 2. In 2011, she became executive producer on the blockbuster hit The Avengers and has since continued to work as Executive Vice President of Production at Marvel. Alonso has been recognized for numerous awards and honors, such as the Hollywood Reporter’s Women in Power Entertainment 100 list. In 2017, she was the first woman to be honored with a Visionary Award from the Visual Effects Society for her work through the advancement of storytelling visual effects.
In her Sundance Collab Spotlight conversation, Alonso discusses how she works with collaborators, navigates the needs of multiple productions and keeps her inspiration alive in such challenging times, sharing lessons learned about the nature of producing films throughout her career and her belief that if success can happen to her, it can happen to anyone. Read on for her top pieces of advice from the event.