LOS ANGELES — Long-time VFX executive Andrew Bell has joined the leadership team of Method Studios’ advertising business. As senior EP/VP, advertising operations, he’ll work alongside Method LA’s commercials VFX senior EP/VP Stephanie Gilgar and digital studio head Jeff Werner to drive day-to-day operations in the LA studio, curate talent, and bring Method’s capabilities to brand, agency and production company clients on the West Coast.
Bell spent nearly two decades with MPC, first as a producer in London and then spearheading its initial foray into Los Angeles and following expansion and relocation as head of production and managing director. At MPC, he oversaw all operations, from from bidding to building and managing the talent and client rosters. He also worked with top directors, producing large-scale VFX projects for Coca Cola, Nike, DirecTV, among others. Bell was also managing director for Brickyard VFX in Boston, and has consulted on VFX operations for Apple.
“Andrew brings so much to the business – global operational experience, long industry relationships, years of VFX production oversight, and the ability to grow a talent roster,” says Method Advertising MD/EVP, Stuart Robinson. “He also brings a great vibe to the team here. We’re excited to have him.”
“The creative output coming from Method is second to none – among the world’s best,” Bell adds. “It’s always been of the highest standard. I’m looking forward to learning from the amazing creatives and production staff and bringing this great work to clients.”
Method Studios (methodstudios.com) is a Deluxe company with network of facilities in Los Angeles, Vancouver, New York, Melbourne, Sydney, Atlanta and Pune, India.