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Henry LaBounta

Chief Visual Officer

Henry recently joined Zynga as Chief Visual Officer bringing together his 25+ years of entertainment experience in games, film visual effects, feature animation and television. Most recently Henry was at Microsoft Studios working with the Xbox One launch team and multiple internal game teams. Henry started in games as a Senior Art Director on "SSX3″ and wrapped up his work at EA art directing "Need for Speed Hot Pursuit" at Criterion Games. Henry's game contribution credits include "Skate", "Skate 2″, "NBA Street", "Need for Speed Hot Pursuit 2″, "Need for Speed Most Wanted", "Burnout Paradise" and many EA Sports games. Henry is also the Chairman of the board of the San Francisco ACM SIGGRAPH chapter.


Henry began his career in New York doing animation work for commercials and network television before moving to film visual effects and feature animation. At PDI/DreamWorks Henry was Visual Effects Supervisor for the Steven Spielberg films "Minority Report" and "A.I.". His filmography includes "Mission Impossible 2″, "The Prince of Egypt" and at Industrial Light & Magic "Star Trek VII Generations", "Casper" and "Twister" for which he won a BAFTA award and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Visual Effects.

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