LONDON — Visual effects houses MPC and Mikros have formed an alliance of their episodic and film divisions. Mikros, a French company, with over 35 years in the visual effects industry, has been a Technicolor brand since 2015. The move integrates Mikros’ episodic and film division with MPC Episodic. The combined studios will operate under the MPC Episodic (https://www.mpcepisodic.com) brand, which has an existing presence in Berlin, London, Los Angeles and Bangalore. They will continue to offer pre-production and VFX services to the French features and episodic market, and beyond.
Photo (L-R): Béatrice Bauwens and Tom Williams
The Paris and Liège based Mikros studios are headed up by managing director for France and Belgium, Béatrice Bauwens, who was previously MD at Mikros VFX. Some of the studio’s recent film and TV projects include Into the Night, Lupin, Aline, The Forgotten Battle and Annette, which opened the Cannes Film Festival on July 6th.
“Bringing our creative and technical expertise to projects and getting involved with filmmakers to bring solutions has always been our driving force,” says Bauwens. “We share with the MPC teams the same passion to find solutions that best serve the stories. The association of Mikros VFX and MPC Episodic is a great opportunity for the teams to have access to the world's highest technology and an exceptional community of talent for the benefit of our clients in Paris and Liège. We are proud to bring our French and Belgian touch to the MPC brand.”
“I’m delighted to welcome the incredible talent of the Mikros VFX team,” states MPC Episodic’s global MD, Tom Williams. “Joining forces affirms our commitment to provide the best VFX talent and technology to our clients anywhere in the world. France has a rich history of filmmaking and we are honoured to have the opportunity to work within the French market and offer our international clients access to the wealth of talent available in Paris and Liège, as well as more VFX production tax rebate options.”
Since its launch in January 2020, MPC Episodic has seen exponential growth and attracted top talent. The studio’s recent work includes the Sky/HBO series The Third Day, Warner Bros. Television’s Pennyworth and Apple TV+’s Lisey’s Story.