Technicolor has hired Rachel Matchett to head the post production group’s newly formalised VFX brand, Technicolor Visual Effects.

The hire is part of Technicolor growing its namesake VFX team – apart from the company’s other brands: MPC; The Mill; Mr. X; and Mikros.

The new brand will be a full-service creative VFX house with local studios in Los Angeles, Toronto, and London, Technicolor Visual Effects’ recent credits includes feature films Avengers: Infinity Wars, Black Panther, Paddington 2, and episodic shows This is Us, Anne with an E, Black Mirror.

Matchett joins Technicolor from MPC Film. Her background at MPC London includes nearly a decade of senior management positions at the studio (The Jungle Book, Life of Pi) and most recently serving as MPC London Global Head of Production. As Global Head of Production, her divisions at MPC Film oversaw and carried out visual effects on films including director Jon Favreau’s The Jungle Book and Blade Runner 2049.

“As Technicolor invests in the growth of our VFX teams to become a top-of-mind studio to the VFX community and our trusted clients, having someone of Rachel’s caliber join the established group and take them to the next level is very exciting,” said Technicolor’s President of Worldwide Post Production, Sherri Potter. “Her responsibilities at Technicolor include managing greatly expanded teams in Los Angeles, Toronto and London, while integrating VFX production into a global pipeline.”

“Technicolor Visual Effects is emerging from its position as one of the industry’s best-kept secrets. While continuing to support clients who do colour finishing with us, we are excited to work with storytellers from script to screen,” said Matchett. “Having been at the heart of MPC Film’s rapid growth over the past decade, I feel that there is a great opportunity for Technicolor’s future role in VFX to forge a new path within the industry.”

Jon Creamer

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