Framestore has made key changes to its global management team, promoting Lucy Killick to the role of Chief Operating Officer, Film & Episodic, with James Whitlam moving from London to LA to take up the new role of EVP, Film & Episodic in order to strengthen the company’s west coast offer.

The last year has seen Framestore expand its team of artists, producers and technologists by around 40%, including new and expanded capacity in key territories such as Vancouver, Montreal, Melbourne and Mumbai. The strategy is to position the company in order to increase its business in film and episodic projects.

Lucy Killick steps up from the role of managing director, Film, London, a position she has held since 2018. Her career to date spans client-side VFX production on projects such as Prometheus, Children of Men and Hellboy II, while her time with Framestore has seen her build VFX teams in both Montreal and London.

James Whitlam, meanwhile, moves from the role of managing director, Episodic into a new US-based position. Having spent six years in London, where he worked on Paddington 2, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Christopher Robin, and production side for  His Dark Materials, he will now serve as point-person for Framestore’s stateside clients and establish the company’s LED, visdev, previs, concept and virtual production offer on the West Coast.

Framestore’s work on recent and upcoming titles includes The Little Mermaid, Moon Knight, Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness, 1899, Elvis, Slumberland, Top Gun: Maverick, His Dark Materials s3, Ms. Marvel, The School For Good and Evil, 3,000 Years Of Longing, Outer Range, Foundation s2, The Wheel of Time s2, Peter Pan and Wendy, Spiderhead, Downton Abbey: A New Era, The Sandman, Thor: Love and Thunder and Men.

Fiona Walkinshaw, Chief Executive, Film & Episodic, said: “These new, wider-reaching roles reflect their talent and leadership, but also our shared ambition for the company’s future.”


Pippa Considine

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