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MPC opens India-based studio

October 21, 2010
MPC opens India-based studio BANGALORE, INDIA — Today, London-based VFX house MPC (www.moving-picture.com), opened the doors of its Bangalore-based. The opening takes advantage of MPC’s globally integrated pipeline and international production network. MPC Bangalore will be at a capacity of 150 artists by next month. MPC Bangalore, will be housed within Technicolor’s existing facility in Bangalore. MPC is owned by Technicolor.

MPC Bangalore is being run by Akhauri Sinha. Akhauri joins MPC from Nimbus Communications, where he was executive VP/head of elided entertainment. Before that, Akhauri was part of Percept Picture Company and UTV Software Communications, working on feature films, television and animation. Technicolor India is run by Biren Ghoshe. Before joining Technicolor on 2009, Biren served as executive director at EROS International films and as CEO and president of Kahani World Inc.

"MPC has always taken the view that our creative, production and technology talent are our most highly valued assets," says Mark Benson (top left), head of MPC. "Our team in India very much reflects this priority, and we are thrilled to be taking this significant and exciting step forward as we continue to stimulate and develop MPC and Technicolor’s global aspirations that reflect the more diverse and broader creative and production expectations of our Clients."

Christian Roberton, managing director, MPC Film says, "MPC offers a truly global production pipeline that enables our film sites in London, Vancouver and Bangalore to share software development and bespoke in-house tools with ease. Adding Bangalore to our network means that in the short term we can increase our capacity in London and Vancouver; and in the long term we have the opportunity to expand our VFX services to complete full VFX sequences in Bangalore. There is truly exceptional artist talent in India and it is a privilege to incorporate this talent into the MPC Film family."