LOS ANGELES — Visual effects company Method Studios has promoted Andrew Bell to the new role of managing director, integrated advertising and immersive experiences, Los Angeles. He will oversee operations, production, talent, sales and marketing. In this role Bell brings together all of the LA studio’s VFX, finishing and design capabilities to create integrated solutions for brands, ad agencies and production companies. He also leads the company’s AR/VR group, Method EXP, creating immersive experiences for clients worldwide.
“Our clients are creating more content than ever, and it’s important that they have all of our capabilities activated seamlessly across all of it,” says Bell. “We’re excited to bring together our creative and technology talent from different teams in new ways; it creates fresh ideas and approaches and elevates everything we do.”
Bell joined Method earlier this year as senior EP and VP, advertising operations. Previously, he spent two decades at MPC, first as a producer in London and then spearheading its initial foray into Los Angeles. He then oversaw its expansion and relocation as head of production and managing director. At MPC, he oversaw all operations, from bidding to building and managing the talent and client rosters, in addition to working with A-level directors producing large-scale VFX projects for Coca Cola, Nike, DirecTV and other top brands. Bell was also managing director for Brickyard VFX in Boston, and has consulted on VFX operations for Apple.