As executive vice president of story and franchise development at Blizzard Entertainment, Lydia Bottegoni is tasked with overseeing the creative strategy and execution of cross-media development around Blizzard’s award-winning game franchises.
In this role, Bottegoni’s mission is to extend the Blizzard universe across a variety of media formats and platforms. She is responsible for establishing and developing a business strategy for Blizzard’s universes, driving the company’s game worlds into new arenas to engage fans old and new and to entertain an expanding global audience.
Previously Bottegoni was head of production for Sony Pictures Imageworks, responsible for overseeing all projects in production and managing the production team, while also leading the artist management team across multiple studio locations. She was co-producer on Sony Pictures Animation’s Hotel Transylvania, and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs as well as Surf’s Up, an Academy Award nominee for Best Animated Feature and winner of two Annie Awards.
Bottegoni was the senior visual effects producer on the Academy Award-winner for Best Visual Effects, Spider-Man 2 and Spider-Man.
Bottegoni is a member for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences and the Producers Guild of America.