Encore has recruited Meg Guidon to lead its new VFX division at its Wardour Street facility.

Guidon (pictured), who joins Encore from Rushes, has taken on the role of executive producer of VFX. She will report to Tom Kendall, senior vice president of VFX for Encore worldwide.

In addition to handling VFX bidding and pitching, Guidon will oversee VFX projects in-house and serve as the local contact for all Encore facilities.  

Encore said that Guidon’s appointment marks the first step in the London picture and audio post facility’s expansion to include in-house VFX capabilities.

“As we grow our global footprint, we want to ensure that clients have access to a high level of service and talent anywhere in the world,” said Encore executive vice president Bill Romeo.

“Having the right people in place is key to achieving this synergy and we are thrilled to have Meg on board in London.”

Encore London director of operations Johnny Whitehead added: “Meg has an enormous amount of experience in the world of VFX and will spearhead our expansion into VFX at the Soho facility.

“Adding VFX capabilities is an exciting step forward in our quest to offer clients the very best possible service across all areas of post-production, under one roof.

“Being able to offer a full VFX package alongside our award winning grading, editing and sound services is a natural progression for Encore, and clients will benefit from a high degree of creative collaboration across these departments.”

Guidon has previously worked as a freelance animation producer at Passion Pictures, and at Cinesite, The Mill and Lola.

She added: “Encore is trusted by some of the most prestigious studios to handle everything from dailies through to delivery.

“Here in the UK, we may presently seem to be a small team, but we have the mighty support of Encore Hollywood’s Emmy-winning VFX department behind us.

“We can share projects, software tools and even on-set supervision talent to approach jobs of any scale and maximize tax incentives on international productions shooting here in the UK.”