News 23.02.22

VFX STUDIOS MPC FILM, MPC EPISODIC INTEGRATE WITH MR. X UNDER MOVING PICTURE COMPANY BRAND, HELMED BY NEW PRESIDENT, TOM WILLIAMS



Moving Picture Company (MPC) Studio network to focus on Feature Film and Episodic VFX

With an ambition to become the world’s largest creative visual arts company, Technicolor Creative Studios has announced the integration of its VFX brands MPC Film, MPC Episodic and MR. X under Moving Picture Company (MPC), forming the largest suite of VFX studios serving the feature film and episodic market globally. 

MPC will be helmed by the newly appointed President, Tom Williams. Previously Managing Director of MPC Episodic, Williams is a seasoned feature film and TV executive with previous experience at Sky and Abbey Road Studios and has a proven track record of scaling creative companies for global success. 

The move is part of a wider strategic business transformation to create one market-leading brand offering the best in creative technology to Feature film and episodic partners. By bringing the three brands together, Technicolor Creative Studios will combine a roster of award-winning creative talent, and is looking to scale up globally, investing in technology, infrastructure, and real estate.

MPC’s studio locations now include London, Paris, Liège, Berlin, Los Angeles, Toronto, Montreal, Adelaide, Bangalore, and Mumbai, with over 5000 artists. 

This is the next phase of Technicolor Creative Studios’ evolution strategy, with additional changes across the business. VFX studio MPC Advertising is integrating with The Mill under The Mill brand, to specialise in VFX, creative production and immersive brand experiences for the advertising market. 

“Bringing all of Technicolor Creative Studios longform and episodic VFX brands under the MPC banner gives us the strongest possible platform to invest in growth and centralise our R&D efforts. This is an exciting business transformation that will be followed by global expansion plans, enabling us to access the best talent in the world.” 

Tom Williams, President of MPC

Tom Williams will be joining fellow Technicolor Creative Studios brand presidents, Josh Mandel – President of Advertising, Andrea Miloro – President of Animation, and Jeaneane Falkner – President of Games. 

The structural changes will roll out in January 2022, with MPC Film, Episodic and MR. X re-branding as MPC effective immediately.  

ABOUT MOVING PICTURE COMPANY 

Moving Picture Company (MPC) is a global VFX studio with decades of storytelling experience across the feature film and episodic industries, with award-winning highlights including The Lion King, 1917, The Mandalorian and Wandavision.  

MPC’s global network of artists is constantly innovating to bring unimaginable ideas to life through cutting-edge technology and boundless creativity. Part of the Technicolor Creative Studios network, MPC continues to lead the visual arts industry, building authentic and long-lasting connections with audiences across silver screens. 

ABOUT TECHNICOLOR CREATIVE STUDIOS

MPC is a Technicolor Creative Studios company. Technicolor Creative Studios is a creative technology company driven by one purpose: The realisation of ambitious and extraordinary ideas. We inspire creative companies across the world to produce their most iconic work. Our award-winning teams of artists and technologists partner with the creative community across film, television, animation, gaming, brand experience and advertising to bring the universal art of storytelling to audiences everywhere.

No idea is too ambitious for us to create to an incredibly high standard. Technicolor Creative Studios provides world-class production expertise in film, episodic, gaming, advertising and experiential marketing.