NEW YORK CITY — Global visual effects and creative production studio MPC, a Technicolor company, has announced major leadership changes for its advertising studios in the US. Justin Brukman, previously managing director of MPCNY and acting MD of MPCLA, has been appointed MD of North America. In this role he will be responsible for the overall management and direction of the advertising business throughout North America.
Camila De Biaggi has been promoted to Brukman’s previous role of MD of MPCNY. And Robert Owens, who recently joined MPC, was promoted to the role of MD, advertising, MPCLA. All three executives will join MPC’s global advertising senior management team.
“Justin’s deep understanding of the US market, his total command of every aspect of production and his knowledge of MPC and our brand makes him the ideal person to lead our efforts in North America,” says Mark Benson, CEO of MPC.
Brukman is a long-time MPC employee who has been with the company for over 15 years. He joined the company in London in 2002 and rapidly established himself as a leader. In 2010, Brukman relocated to New York and was instrumental in launching the SoHo studio.
De Biaggi joined MPCNY as head of production in 2013 and was promoted to EP in 2014. During her time at MPC, she has played a leading role in working with top advertising agencies and directors. Now as MD, De Biaggi will oversee and continue to grow the team in New York City.
Owens recently joined MPC, bringing with him over 14 years of industry experience. During the course of his career he has worked closely with many of the top directors, production companies and agencies, helping to realize their visions through the power of VFX.
“In their new roles as MD, Camila and Robert will continue to develop and maintain our key client relationships, at the same time as ensuring MPC continues to prioritise providing the market place with creative, technology and production excellence,” Benson adds.
Photo (L-R): Camila De Biaggi, Justin Brukman and Robert Owens