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Cinesite Welcomes New London HQ GM and VFX Supervisor Hires

Joce Capper will oversee London studio, working in tandem with her Montreal colleagues; Rebecca Manning joins visual effects team following tenure at FuseFX as digital effects supervisor & head of 2D.

Cinesite has announced two new hires at the company’s London headquarters: Joce Capper comes aboard as general manager, with Rebecca Manning added as a VFX supervisor. The announcement was made by company CEO Antony Hunt.

"Joce is a strategic thinker, for the past two decades she has successfully led teams in delivering multi award winning content across advertising, entertainment & feature films,” commented Hunt. “Joce has an outstanding reputation and is well respected across the industry. She will bring commitment and enthusiasm to our staff and clients by striking the right balance between creativity and efficiency to deliver the best results for our busy studio. Rebecca has outstanding creative and technical experience with incredible credits and visual achievements to her name.  Together they will provide further expertise and support to our clients and crew.”

In Capper’s new role she will oversee Cinesite London while working closely with Montreal colleagues and group VFX brands Image Engine and TRIXTER. Capper has over 25 years of experience managing and growing post-production and VFX companies such as Ascent Media & Deluxe Entertainment. Most notably she was the managing director of Rushes for 16 years. She most recently served as creative director for Cinelab Film & Digital. Her recent credits include Last Night in Soho, James Bond No Time to Die, The Electrical Life of Louis Wain, Censor, and the award-winning anthology film series Small Axe.

“I’m delighted to be joining the Cinesite team, as I have always admired what they have built and achieved together over the years and especially how everyone has faced the recent industry wide challenges,” noted Capper. “I’m extremely excited to be leading the team as we start together what feels like a new chapter as we emerge from the pandemic and define our new normal. There is a special ethos that extends across the Cinesite group, and we will continue to push our collective capabilities whilst taking great care of the work, our clients and each other as we grow over the years ahead.”

Originally from Dublin with degrees in Biochemistry and Computer Science, Manning’s 18 years of experience covers everything from award-winning feature films such as The Jungle Book, Respect and Avatar to binge-worthy TV like Halston and Walking Dead.

During her career, Manning has worked internationally at Weta, Framestore, MPC, and Digital Domain. Most recently she served as digital effects supervisor & head of 2D at FuseFX. Earlier in her career she served as senior compositor on the films War for the Planet of the Apes and Mortal Engine. She was senior compositor for the team that won the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects for The Jungle Book in 2017. Additionally, she was part of the team that won the Oscar for Visual Effects for Avatar in 2010. Before this, Manning was a lead and look development artist at several companies and served as head of department at Framestore in London. Other notable credits include The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I. She has served as Chair of the Visual Effects Society in London and remains actively involved with the VFX community. 

“I’m looking forward to being part of the incredible London team as well as the rest of the Cinesite group,” shared Manning. “Working with amazing artists and contributing to the company’s exciting projects and impressive history of outstanding visual effects.”

Manning joins the studio’s team of VFX supervisors Aleksander Pejic (The Witcher, Inception, The Legend of Tarzan); Ben White (Loki, Black Widow, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them); Artemis Oikonomopoulou (Cyrano, Venom, Thor: Ragnarok); Salvador Zalvidea (No Time to Die, The Bourne Stuntacular); and Simon Stanley-Clamp (Matilda, Avengers: Endgame, Ant-Man).

Source: Cinesite