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DNEG Adds Tom Williams as Managing Director, Episodic

25+ year industry veteran, the former President, VFX at MPC, joins the company’s visual effects division to support and expand production offerings across its growing TV business.

DNEG has announced that Tom Williams has joined its visual effects division as Managing Director, Episodic, based out of the company’s London studio. In his new role, Williams will support the company’s expansion of its episodic VFX offerings.

Williams brings 25+ years of industry experience, including 10 years in management roles at Sky and 10 years at Abbey Road Studios. He spent the last five years at MPC, where his roles included Managing Director, Episodic, and most recently, President, VFX.

DNEG’s award-winning episodic team’s accolades in recent years include two Primetime Emmys (Star Trek: Discovery and Chernobyl) and three VES Awards (The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power and Foundation). In addition, the team recently delivered VFX work on projects such as The Last of Us (HBO Max), Extrapolations (Apple TV+), Stranger Things Season 4 (Netflix), and Citadel (Amazon Prime).

“This is an exciting time to be joining DNEG, as the company doubles down on its ambitions in the episodic VFX space to cater to high demand for its industry-leading services,” said Williams. “Over the last few years, DNEG has established itself as a destination for directors and showrunners who want to create truly spectacular visual experiences. As we explore how we can build on the amazing work that the DNEG Episodic teams are already doing around the world, I look forward to contributing and sharing my experience and insights and to leading the team to even greater heights.”

As Managing Director, Episodic, Williams will drive the company’s global episodic VFX services and support episodic clients across DNEG and ReDefine in partnership with the executive teams across both brands. Williams will report to Rohan Desai, managing director DNEG VFX (Canada) and ReDefine.

“I am delighted to welcome Tom to DNEG, and I know that his years of leadership experience will prove tremendously beneficial as we continue to expand our focus on episodic VFX work,” said Desai. “In recent years, we have had some great successes, delivering some truly inspirational work for our episodic clients across both DNEG and ReDefine, and I look forward to working closely with Tom to build upon these firm foundations to bring our clients the very best of what both DNEG and ReDefine have to offer.”

Source: DNEG

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