LOS ANGELES — Patrick Davenport has returned to MPC Advertising (moving-picture.com) as chief operating officer USA. He will be responsibility for managing operations for the business in Los Angeles and New York.
Davenport started his career as a runner at MPC in London and worked his way up to becoming director of its VFX department. He left the UK in 1997 to join Digital Domain in Los Angeles, helping to set up and oversee a newly-dedicated commercial division. In the intervening years he has held varied roles in VFX and production, but has spent the last six years working as SVP of global operations for Method Studios. There, he oversaw the US, Canada and UK operations. Davenport became managing director of Co3 and Method Studios in Los Angeles in January of 2015.
“I’m thrilled and delighted to be coming back to MPC, who has had incredible global expansion in both advertising and film over the last 25 years, working at the very highest creative levels,” he says. “I’m excited to be helping with the new space in Culver City and expanding the existing teams in both New York and Los Angeles.”