Lori Furie is Executive Vice President, Visual Effects at Sony Pictures Entertainment where she has been for 20+ years. For the first part of her tenure, she was a creative production executive, rising to the position of Senior Vice President, Production for Columbia Pictures. During that time, she oversaw development and production of a variety of movies including Stuart Little, Cruel Intentions and Fly Away Home. While working on the Stuart Little franchise, she became immersed in the world of VFX and ultimately, the studio asked her to create and run a VFX Department for both Columbia and TriStar. Since that time, she has overseen a plethora of projects including several installments in the Spider-man and Smurfs franchises, Jumanji, Men in Black 3, The Walk and Ghostbusters. Furie also oversees 3D for the studio.
Prior to working in the film business, Furie spent 5 years in the music business working at a booking agency and in artist management.
Furie graduated from UCLA with a degree in political science.