NEW YORK — MPC New York (www.moving-picture.com) has added Kathrin Lausch and Nick Haynes to its team - two senior-level talents that will help handle a surge in new assignments.
Kathrin Lausch has joined the studio as head of new business development. She will focus on the growing area of client-direct work. A seasoned production executive, Lausch was most recently EP at the New York office of Ntropic. She brings two decades of experience as an EP to her new position at MPC, having worked with a roster of production and post companies that includes B-Reel, Partizan Entertainment and Compass Films, among others. A native of Germany with advanced degrees in law and marketing, Lausch has owned and managed her own companies, as well as run multinational production projects for advertising and entertainment clients during her career.
Nick Haynes has deep roots in the New York post production and VFX arena, having moved to the city from London in 2002 to help launch the first US office of The Mill. In his ten years with the company he held a range of production and management positions that corresponded with its growth and expansion. After leaving The Mill, he joined Absolute Post as general manager and EP, where he helped build its New York office and supervised sales, VFX, motion graphic and design work, as well as sales.
“I’ve known Kathrin for some time and felt she’d be a perfect fit with how what we’re doing here at MPC,” says Justin Brukman, managing director of MPC’s New York office. “Her experience, insight and contacts are unparalleled, and we’re confident she’s going to build our brand relationships across the board. And bringing on an EP of Nick’s stature to work with executive producer Camila De Biaggi ensures that we’ll continue to grow our core visual effects capabilities while we expand into areas like VR, AR, client direct and live action production.”