LONDON – Technicolor’s MPC (mpcfilm.com) has launched a new episodic visual effects division. The effort is a response to increased demand for content brought on by streaming platforms. MPC, which is known for its photoreal VFX and animation work, will now offer episodic directors and producers access to the studio’s technology and talent - the same talent behind a number of recent blockbusters, including The Lion King, 1917, Detective Pikachu and Godzilla: King of The Monsters.
Photo (L-R): Pete Jopling, Tom Williams, Therese Zambra and Gurel Mehmet
Managing director Thomas Williams will head the new division, having previously served as COO for MPC Film. Before joining MPC, Williams spent 10 years at Sky, working in production planning and technical development for Sky Studios.
The MPC Episodic team will be led by executive VFX supervisor, Pete Jopling (The Bourne Legacy, Captain America: Civil War, Chernobyl), head of creative Gurel Mehmet (The Witcher, Avengers: Endgame, Inception) and senior producer Therese Zambra (Mars, Frontline).
“The episodic landscape has changed at an extraordinary pace, and now feels like the perfect time to launch this exciting new division,” Williams explains. “MPC has been behind some of the most awe-inspiring film and commercials work of the last decade and is well positioned to bring its phenomenal expertise to the episodic community.”
The episodic division will be headquartered at MPC’s London studio and expands on Technicolor’s portfolio of film and episodic VFX studios, which include Mill Film, Mr. X and Mikros.