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Scanline VFX Appoints New Execs for European Expansion

Jasmin Hasel promoted to executive producer, Europe, and Lauren McCallum appointed head of production, Europe; key appointments will focus on company’s growth in the European market and management of decentralized production pipeline.

Scanline VFX continues to expand its European presence with the recent appointment of Lauren McCallum as head of production, Europe, and the promotion of Jasmin Hasel to executive producer, Europe. The company has studios in Munich, Stuttgart, and London as well as a growing number of artists working remotely across Europe. Last March, the studios transitioned to remote working, adopting a global, decentralized production workflow enabling all teams to work collaboratively as one.

McCallum and Hasel are focused on the company’s continued growth in the European market and managing over 130 artists. Recently competed work includes titles such as 6 Underground, Charlie’s Angels, Stranger Things and Game of Thrones. Projects currently in production include Marvel’s Eternals, Netflix’s Transatlantic 473, Black Out and The Batman.

McCallum brings 15 years’ experience to her latest role as head of production, Europe. She is responsible for project delivery, ensuring Scanline’s European teams are integrated with the company’s global network, along with talent development and mentoring the next generation of leaders in the business.

Prior to joining Scanline, McCallum was head of production at MPC’s London and Montreal studios, where she developed and managed production teams on award-winning titles such as The Jungle Book and Blade Runner 2049. Following almost five years at MPC, she took on the role of managing director at Mill Film, where she built a team of 800 in 18 months, launched studios in Montreal and Adelaide concurrently, and delivered seven projects as executive producer.

Hasel has been with Scanline since 2008, starting as a VFX producer. She has been instrumental in the development and expansion of the company’s European studios, helping to open the Stuttgart location in 2015, followed by the London studio in 2019. In her latest role, she is responsible for the overall management of all the company’s European locations. She oversees production teams and workflows from the beginning of a project through delivery, alongside building and maintaining client relationships. She has over 70 credits to her name including Stranger Things, Bumblebee, The Meg and Emmy award-winning Season 8 of Game of Thrones.

She also has extensive connections to the VFX and wider film industries and is well versed in the various tax incentives and grant programs available to filmmakers throughout Europe and globally. She can make recommendations based on specific requirements and is the main point of contact for all European production inquiries.

Source: Scanline VFX