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Milk Names Steve MacPherson Chief Technology Officer

The former Framestore CTO steps into studio’s newly created role to drive technology strategy and operations including Systems, Pipeline, Editorial, and R&D.

Award-winning VFX studio Milk has announced that former longtime Framestore executive Steve MacPherson has been named chief technology officer. In the newly created role, MacPherson will be responsible for the studio’s technology strategy and operations including Systems, Pipeline, Editorial, and R&D in support and development of the company’s growth.

Most recently, MacPherson served as chief technology officer at Framestore London. However, his expertise in technology can be traced back to his early days at NASA Ames for Cray Research, at MPC, and as a co-founder of DNEG.

MacPherson will work closely with Milk’s creative team to develop Milk’s real-time / Unreal pipeline. He will also collaborate with VFX and real-time supervisor He Sun on the new eight-part NBC series Surviving Earth.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Steve to Milk, particularly someone of his caliber and rich VFX technical experience,” commented Milk executive chairman Jag Mundi. “Steve’s role will be pivotal as we continue to build a strong platform for Milk’s growth; he will sit at the top table helping shape our strategy and expanding our scale and capabilities to deliver premium, high-quality film and episodic content to our clients.”

“Milk represents all those reasons I fell in love with the visual effects industry - a strong, creative team, a dynamic and open culture, technology challenges, and great people working on demanding projects,” added MacPherson. “Furthermore, I’m excited by the growth ambition and the commitment by the Milk board to place technology development as a core driving force; it's a rare and beautiful thing. I'm over the moon to help Milk VFX move forward into the future of entertainment.”

MacPherson’s appointment comes as Milk settles into its new studio in London’s Clerkenwell as well as its recent acquisition of Lola Post Production. Current work includes various episodic and film projects such as Sony Tristar’s The Woman King and the highly anticipated second season of Amazon’s Good Omens.

Source: Milk

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