LONDON — VFX studio Milk (www.milk-vfx.com) has appointed Michelle Martin to the newly-created role of chief business development officer. The news comes as Milk expands its creative and production teams.
In her new role, Martin will develop and drive Milk’s growing episodic and film production slate, as well as oversee marketing. She brings over 20 years of global VFX production and development expertise, most recently at Framestore, where she was instrumental in growing the TV/episodic slate to an award-winning level across London, New York and Montreal. While there, she oversaw projects that included The Crown, Watchmen, His House, Lovecraft Country, The Boys and Black Mirror, as well as the global event series Mars.
Milk recently added talent to its creative and production teams. Veteran VFX supervisor Andy Morley (Avengers: Infinity War; Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them; Batman Begins) joined the studio, bringing high calibre experience from a career that includes time at Cinesite, Aardman Animations, Lucasfilm, MPC, and most recently, Outpost VFX. VFX supervisor Oliver Cubbage (George Clooney’s The Midnight Sky; Netflix’ The Witcher) came on board to oversee the VFX for Three Pines (Amazon/Left Bank Pictures), joining the studio from One of Us.
In addition, experienced VFX producer Noga Allon-Stein (Amazon’s The Power; Guy Ritchie's The Gentlemen and Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch) joined Milk’s production team from Union VFX. And Giacomo Sotgiu recently came on board as VFX producer from Freefolk.
Milk is currently in production on a range of episodic and film projects.
“There's now more demand for VFX than I’ve ever seen, in turn creating incredible opportunities for VFX studios to evolve,” notes Milk’s CEO Will Cohen. “It's time for Milk to expand the senior team and mentor the next generation of creative talent. We’re thrilled to welcome Michelle as well as Andy, Oliver, Noga and Giacomo to our team to help drive the next stage of our growth and enable Milk to continue to create outstanding work for our episodic and feature film clients.”