LOS ANGELES – With an ambition to become the world’s largest creative visual arts company, Technicolor Creative Studios has announced the integration of its VFX brands MPC Film, MPC Episodic and MR. X under Moving Picture Company (MPC), forming the largest suite of VFX studios serving the feature film and episodic market globally.
MPC will be helmed by newly appointed President Tom Williams. Previously Managing Director of MPC Episodic, Williams is a seasoned Feature Film and TV executive with previous experience at Sky and Abbey Road Studios and has a proven track record of scaling creative companies for global success.
The move is part of a wider strategic business transformation to create one market-leading brand offering the best in creative technology to Feature Film and Episodic partners. By bringing the three brands together, Technicolor Creative Studios will combine a roster of award-winning creative talent, and is looking to scale up globally, investing technology, infrastructure and real-estate.
MPC’S studio locations now includes London, Los Angeles, Toronto, Montreal, Adelaide, Bangalore and Mumbai, with over 5000 artists.
This is the next phase of Technicolor Creative Studios’ evolution strategy, with additional changes across the business. VFX studio MPC Advertising is integrating with The Mill under The Mill brand, to specialize in VFX, Creative Production and Immersive brand experiences for the Advertising market.
President of MPC, Tom Williams comments, “Bringing all of Technicolor Creative Studios longform & episodic VFX brands under the MPC banner gives us the strongest possible platform to invest in growth and centralise our R&D efforts. This is an exciting business transformation that will be followed by global expansion plans, enabling us to access the best talent in the world.”
Tom Williams will be joining fellow Technicolor Creative Studios brand presidents, Josh Mandel – President of Advertising, Andrea Miloro – President of Animation, and Jeaneane Falkner - President of Games.
The structural changes will roll out in January 2022, with MPC Film, Episodic and Mr X re-branding as MPC effective immediately.