Visual effects and design company The Mill prepares to open a Chicago studio headed by executive producer Jared Yeater.
CHICAGO, IL -- Visual effects and design studio The Mill, which already has offices in New York, Los Angeles and London, is set to open a Chicago studio headed by Jared Yeater as executive producer. Plans call for the new office to be operational in the first quarter of 2013 with a full complement of visual effects services. The Mill will co-locate with noted editorial company The Whitehouse in the landmark Courthouse Place building on West Hubbard Street in Chicago.
Yeater is a long-time member of the production team at The Mill New York and a native Midwesterner with deep experience in finishing and VFX. At The Mill New York, he has successfully served clients across the Midwest and managed the delivery of numerous high-profile nationwide campaigns. As exec producer, he will be responsible for servicing the local Midwest advertising community and connecting clients to the services of The Mill in its three other locations.
Robin Shenfield, CEO and co-founder of The Mill said, "Over many years, the advertising agencies in Chicago have been great supporters of The Mill in New York, Los Angeles and London, so it seems the right time to repay that support by establishing a local presence with all the attributes of a full Mill studio including VFX, finishing, design and color."
According to Shenfield, a Chicago team is being assembled that will include key Mill talent from its other offices .
Shenfield added that The Mill and The Whitehouse have a long history with one another. "Our two companies were established a block apart in London more than 20 years ago and their editor/partner in Chicago, Matthew Wood, actually began his career at The Mill in London so we have a terrific history of working alongside each other."
David Brixton, managing partner of The Whitehouse, noted, "There has always been a mutual creative respect between The Whitehouse and The Mill. We are excited about having The Mill here and being able to collaborate in providing our clients an integrated end-to-end solution. This will afford the local Chicago market the opportunity to access the best available talent across both editorial and visual effects in an efficient and seamless workflow."
Source: The Mill
Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.