LYNDA ELLENSHAW THOMPSON is president of Ellenshaw.com. She and her
brother, Harrison Ellenshaw, take great pride in carrying on,
through this website, the artistic tradition of their father, Peter
After graduating from the University of California at Irvine as an
English major, she began a professional career in motion pictures
first working on The Walt Disney Studios groundbreaking film, Tron.
But Lynda's legacy with Disney actually began much earlier. She
remembers as a toddler when Walt Disney and his wife Lillian would
visit the Ellenshaw home in Encino, California and he would take time
to play with Lynda and ask her about her childhood interests and dreams.
So it is only fitting that she has become one of the top visual
effects producers in the industry, having worked with virtually every
major studio in Hollywood. Her credits include Ghostbusters, 2010,
Poltergeist 2, Big Trouble in Little China, Dick Tracy, Dave, James
and the Giant Peach, Beethoven's 2nd, The Pelican Brief, Flubber, 102
Dalmatians, Haunted Mansion, Snow White and The Huntsman.
She is a member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), the Producers Guild of America (PGA) and the Visual Effects Society (VES).