Mariana Acuña Acosta is a technologist, connector, and entrepreneur. During her years at The Foundry she focused on virtual reality post-production workflows, as well as being the Head of Product
Specialists in the Americas. Mariana was a pioneer in her hometown Mexico City, where she founded the first VR and 360 video production and branding agency – JoltVR.
Most recently she co-founded Glassbox Technologies, where she leads the roadmap for new and existing technology developing tools for Virtual Production using XR & AI transforming the way
filmmaking is done today. She was one of the ten finalists of the Women Startup Challenge VR and AI, and she was also featured in Variety magazine named one of the top 10 VR innovators to watch
Prior to her switch into tech, she worked as an on-set VFX supervisor & senior digital artist and has over 13 years’ experience in the motion picture industry working at such studios as Sony
Imageworks, CIS Hollywood, Digital Domain, HBO, Columbia Pictures and Fuse FX. She was featured in the book “Voices of Labor: Creativity, Craft, and Conflict in a Global Hollywood”, as well as in
the acclaimed documentary “Hollywood's Greatest Tricks”.
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