It has taken on talent from other VFX houses and recruited internally to bolster its high-end TV focused VFX wing
MPC has significantly expanded the senior VFX team in its MPC Episodic division, which focuses on visual effects for high-end TV.
It has taken on Ross Burgess as head of animation; James Woods as associate producer; and Mary Stroumpouli as 2D supervisor.
The new hires move over from VFX studios including Framestore, DNEG and MPC Film, and bring series experience from productions including The Crown, The New Pope, Black Mirror and Chernobyl.
On top of this, VFX supervisors Oliver Winwood and Julien Bolbach and head of CG, Owen Jones, have all moved to MPC Episodic from MPC Film. Their credits include The One and Only Ivan, Suicide Squad, The Lion King, and Alien: Covenant.
Bolbach said: “I had a great time at MPC Film, working on amazing projects with incredibly talented people. Moving to Episodic is a great opportunity to re-invent myself, embracing new ideas in a familiar environment, and maintaining the same high standards of quality and service. There is a freshness in the stories that the streaming services are developing, and we’re really enjoying collaborating with our clients, directors and studios to bring them to life.”
Tom Williams, managing director at MPC Episodic said: “We’re committed in delivering a tailored approach to our clients around the world, with the same high level of service, regardless of project size, and expanding our teams with the best talent enables us to achieve that.”
Since launching in January 2020, MPC Episodic has expanded from its headquarters in London, to Berlin, Bangalore and LA. Its clients include BBC Studios, Apple TV Plus, Amazon Studios, Sky Studios and HBO.
PICTURED (clockwise, from top left): Mary Stroumpouli, James Woods, Julien Bolbach, Oliver Winwood, Owen Jones, Ross Burgess