LONDON — MPC Episodic (mpcepisodic.com), Moving Picture Company’s dedicated VFX division for television and streaming, has further increased its senior team in London. The new hires come from VFX studios that include Framestore, Dneg and MPC Film.
Top photo (L-R): Burgess, Woods and Jones
Ross Burgess joins the company as head of animation, while James Woods comes on board as associate producer and Mary Stroumpouli takes on the role of 2D Supervisor. Their collective credits include work on The Crown, The New Pope, Black Mirror and Chernobyl.
The team is also bolstered by three MPC Film movers, VFX supervisors Oliver Winwood and Julien Bolbach, and head of CG Owen Jones, who had pivotal roles within the team in the initial setting up of the new episodic division. Between them their credits include The One and Only Ivan, Suicide Squad, The Lion King, Alien: Covenant and MPC Episodic’s first ever show, The Third Day, with Sky Studios and HBO.
Photo (L-R): Winwood, Stroumpouli and Bolbach
“I had a great time at MPC Film, working on amazing projects with incredibly talented people,” says Bolbach. “Moving to Episodic is a great opportunity to re-invent myself, embracing new ideas in a familiar environment, and maintaining the same high standards of quality and service. There is a freshness in the stories that the streaming services are developing, and we’re really enjoying collaborating with our clients, directors and studios to bring them to life.”
Since launching in January 2020, the episodic division has quickly expanded from its headquarters in London, to Berlin, Bangalore and Los Angeles. Clients include BBC Studios, Apple TV Plus, Amazon Studios, Sky Studios and HBO.