Strategic alliance with French visual effects house bolsters MPC’s global market presence, increasing the company’s international reach; the studio will continue to offer pre-production and VFX services for the French features and episodic industry.
VFX houses MPC and Mikros have joined forces, announcing the new alliance of their episodic and film divisions. MPC’s strategic move to integrate Mikros’ episodic and film division bolsters its market presence as a full-service global VFX studio, adding to its established studios in Berlin, London, Los Angeles, and Bangalore. The combined studios will operate under the MPC Episodic brand and will continue to offer pre-production and VFX services to the French features and episodic market.
Mikros VFX, a French company with over 35 years in the visual effects industry, has been a Technicolor brand since 2015. The studio is headed by managing director Béatrice Bauwens. Its recent film and TV projects include Into the Night; Lupin; Aline; The Forgotten Battle; and Annette which opened the Cannes Film Festival on July 6.
“Bringing our creative and technical expertise to projects and getting involved with filmmakers to bring solutions has always been our driving force,” commented Bauwens. “We share with the MPC teams the same passion to find solutions that best serve the stories. The association of Mikros VFX and MPC Episodic is a great opportunity for the teams to have access to the world's highest technology and an exceptional community of talent for the benefit of our clients in Paris and Liège. We are proud to bring our French and Belgian touch to the MPC brand.”
“I’m delighted to welcome the incredible talent of the Mikros VFX team,” remarked MPC Episodic’s global managing director, Tom Willliams. “Joining forces affirms our commitment to provide the best VFX talent and technology to our clients anywhere in the world. France has a rich history of filmmaking, and we are honored to have the opportunity to work within the French market and offer our international clients access to the wealth of talent available in Paris and Liège, as well as more VFX production tax rebate options.”
Since its launch in January 2020, MPC Episodic has brought on a roster of leading industry creative talent including executive VFX supervisor Pete Jopling (The Third Day, Battleship); executive VFX producer Christopher Gray (The Witcher, The Boys); VFX supervisor David Sewell (Chernobyl, Les Misérables); and VFX supervisor Sheila Wickens (Doctor Who, Big Little Lies). Completed work includes the Sky / HBO’s series The Third Day and Warner Bros. Television’s Pennyworth and Lisey’s Story. Current clients include AppleTV+, Bad Robot, BBC Studios and Amazon Studios.
Source: MPC Episodic