Marvel Studios

Marvel Studios Executive Vice President, Physical Production Victoria Alonso has been named one of The Hollywood Reporter‘s 2017 Women in Entertainment Power 100. She joins an esteemed list that also includes Ava DuVernay, Patty Jenkins, Meryl Streep, and Gal Gadot.

Alonso has been a longtime executive producer at Marvel Studios, overseeing postproduction on the studio’s films. She was promoted to her current position, as the head of physical production, in September 2015. She does most of her work behind the scenes and isn’t seen on the Comic-Con stage, but Alonso has been an instrumental part of Marvel Studios’ success.

Alonso has been with Marvel Studios since their very first film, Iron Man. The only Marvel film she does not have a co-producer or executive producer credit on is The Incredible Hulk. Alonso has spent much of her time overseeing visual effects, leading the studio to seven Oscar® nominations in the category. Marvel Studios should pick up at least one more visual effects nomination this year, seeing as how the studio has three films on the Academy’s shortlist.

Together with studio president Kevin Feige and co-president Louis D’Esposito, Alonso has been part of a leadership dream team that has delivered outstanding results with unprecedented consistency. For the past decade, Marvel Studios has produced hit after hit not only at the box office, but also with critics and fans.

When asked what she wished the men in Hollywood knew, Alonso provided what is hopefully a glimpse at the future of the MCU and all the movies outside of it.

“They are leaving money on the table by not having gender parity and inclusion and diversity.”

Marvel Studios will start picking some of that money up off of the table with Black Panther and Ant-Man and the Wasp in 2018, and Captain Marvel in 2019. That should only be the beginning and it will be, if Alonso, Tessa Thompson, and the rest of the women of Marvel Studios have anything to say about it.