Top-level appointment for Technicolor’s newly created VFX division

Rachel Matchett

Technicolor has hired Rachel Matchett to head the post-production group’s newly formalised VFX brand Technicolor Visual Effects.

The appointment comes as Technicolor looks to grow its namesake VFX offer, separate to other well-known brands the company owns which include MPC, The Mill, Mr. X and Mikros.

Matchett joins Technicolor from MPC Film, where she was global head of production.

Her divisions at MPC Film carried out visual effects on films including The Jungle Book and Blade Runner 2049.

Technicolor Visual Effects has studios in Los Angeles, Toronto, and London. Its recent credits include Avengers: Infinity Wars, Black Panther, Paddington 2 and Black Mirror.

Technicolor’s post-production services are best known for offering finishing and sound post as well as the creation of final distribution masters.

“Technicolor Visual Effects is emerging from its position as one of the industry’s best-kept secrets. While continuing to support clients who do colour finishing with us, we are excited to work with storytellers from script to screen,” said Matchett.

“As Technicolor invests in the growth of our VFX teams to become a top-of-mind studio to the VFX community and our trusted clients, having someone of Rachel’s caliber join the established group and take them to the next level is very exciting,” said Technicolor’s president of worldwide post production, Sherri Potter.