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Our software reduces the time needed for certain animation tasks from 110 hours to one hour, saving film and game studios lots of money.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Software
  • Location Chicago, IL, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded June 2012
  • Employees 2
  • Website

Company Summary

BZP PRO, LLC ("BZP PRO"), produces software tools that professional and student animators use to save time and money when producing cartoons, video games, or films. Our Smart Skinner tool is a potential "game changer" that reduces the time required to rig and skin a character from over 100 hours, to less than one hour. This translates directly into cash savings, likely over $40,000 for a small animation project or $400,000 for a film.


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    Brent Zorich
    CEO and Chief Creative Officer

    Brent’s career spans several internationally recognized animation companies and architectural firms. He has held technical positions at Lucasfilm Animation, Industrial Light and Magic, EA Sports, and Take 2 Interactive. Most recently he received a masters in bio-mechanical engineering from Ohio State, where he also earned his undergraduate degree. He has worked as a lead rigger for games such as MADDEN Football.

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    David Feldman
    President and Chief Marketing Officer

    David’s background includes multiple entrepreneurial roles in the entertainment, mortgage, and nightlife industries. David is The Executive Producer of “The Final Shot”, a reality TV show based on basketball hopefuls. Other shows David has worked on include Bar Rescue and American Guns. Before his TV career, David owned and operated a net branch of Pan American Mortgage for 5 years. Prior to that, David promoted concerts and owned a bar.

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    Robert Betts
    Financial Advisor

    Rob is our part-time advisor. He served as a Managing Director at Z Capital Partners, a distressed debt private equity fund and leveraged loan fund outside of Chicago. At Z Capital, Rob managed over $200mm of healthy and distressed debt and equity. Prior to that, Rob spent three years at Citi’s investment bank. Rob spent two years at General Electric, four as an officer of Marines, and has a BA from Yale and an MBA from HBS.


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