Lori Furie is Executive Vice President, Visual Effects at Sony Pictures Entertainment where she has been for nearly 30 years. Lori currently oversees divisions of Columbia, TriStar and Sony 3000 Films.
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 multiple installments of Sony’s major franchises including: Spider-man, Ghostbusters, Smurfs, Men in Black, Jumanji, Zombieland and Venom. In addition, she has been involved with a variety of other projects including Bullet Train, Morbius, Kraven, Madame Web, Annie and The Walk.
Prior to working in the film business, Lori spent 5 years in the music business working at a booking agency and in artist management.
Lori graduated from UCLA with a degree in political science and is a member of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.