MPC’s TV series division, MPC Episodic, has grown its senior team with the hire of seven key creatives.
Christopher Gray joins the studio leadership team from Framestore as Executive Producer, Visual Effects Supervisors David Sewell and Michael Bell, CG Supervisor Steven Godfrey and VFX Producer Patrick Dean, all join from Double Negative. The team brings a combined credit list that includes The Witcher, Black Mirror, Chernobyl, The Boys and the Watchmen series.
MPC Episodic Managing Director, Tom Williams said “I’m delighted that this talented group have decided to make MPC Episodic their home. We are building a fantastic team and have some truly exciting shows in the making. Our growth further demonstrates our commitment to the episodic market and increases the range of options MPC offers its clients.”
Since its launch in January 2020, MPC Episodic has been working on a number of series for clients including Disney+, BBC Studios, Apple TV+ and Amazon Studios and can now confirm that it will be partnering with Sky Studios and HBO to create the visual effects for the forthcoming mini-series The Third Day, which stars Jude Law and Naomie Harris.
In June, MPC Episodic will also officially launch its Berlin arm. The operation will be led by Head of Studio, Thomas Knop, whose recent credits include Captain Marvel, Brightburn and The Kangaroo Chronicles and he is Chair of VES Germany. Franzisca Puppe joins from Trixter, as Executive Producer and is a member of the Germany Film Academy. Franzisca has over 15 years of production experience on major features such as Black Widow and The Amazing Spider-Man and series including Game of Thrones and Lost in Space.
Pictured L to R: David Sewell, Christopher Gray