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MPC Episodic Expands Senior Team

Company’s dedicated VFX division for television and streaming adds to its senior London team with hires from Framestore, DNEG, and MPC Film.

LONDON, UK – MPC Episodic, Moving Picture Company’s dedicated VFX division for television and streaming, has further increased its senior team in London, with hires from VFX studios including Framestore, DNEG and MPC Film. Ross Burgess - Head of Animation, James Woods - Associate Producer, and Mary Stroumpouli - 2D Supervisor, all recently joined the team, bringing a wide range of series experience from shows including The Crown, The New Pope, Black Mirror and Chernobyl.

The team is also bolstered by three MPC Film movers, VFX Supervisors, Oliver Winwood and Julien Bolbach, and Head of CG, Owen Jones, who had pivotal roles within the team in the initial setting up of the new episodic division. Between them their credits include The One and Only Ivan, Suicide Squad, The Lion King, Alien: Covenant and MPC Episodic’s first ever show: The Third Day, with Sky Studios and HBO.

Bolbach said, “I had a great time at MPC Film, working on amazing projects with incredibly talented people. Moving to Episodic is a great opportunity to re-invent myself, embracing new ideas in a familiar environment, and maintaining the same high standards of quality and service. There is a freshness in the stories that the streaming services are developing, and we’re really enjoying collaborating with our clients, directors and studios to bring them to life.”

Tom Williams, Managing Director at MPC Episodic, said “We’re committed in delivering a tailored approach to our clients around the world, with the same high level of service, regardless of project size, and expanding our teams with the best talent enables us to achieve that.”

Since launching in January 2020, the episodic division has quickly expanded from its headquarters in London, to Berlin, Bangalore and LA. Clients include BBC Studios, Apple TV Plus, Amazon Studios, Sky Studios and HBO.

Source: MPC Episodic

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