Ncam Technologies has appointed former The Mill CEO Robin Shenfield as Chairman.
Shenfield will be charged with applying his experience in VFX and post-production to the world of real-time VFX, and work in collaboration with the Ncam senior management team and investors to drive global growth.
Shenfield is the co-founder and former global CEO of The Mill, and over his 30 years with the vfx house, moved the company into experiential, immersive and IP-based technologies. He oversaw the company’s diversification into feature film VFX with the launch in 1997 of Mill Film – which became the first British company to win an Academy Award for visual effects, for Gladiator in 2001 – as well as the launch of Mill+, an innovator in technology-focused production.
Shenfield also grew The Mill from a 30-strong start-up team into a global powerhouse of 1100 employees across studios in London, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Berlin. He led the acquisition of The Mill by Technicolor in 2015 having previously partnered successfully with several private equity investors including Candover, Carlye and Equistone to expand the company both globally and into new areas of production.
Nic Hatch, CEO, Ncam, said, “Robin’s reputation as a highly respected and trusted individual precedes him. His deep understanding of the creative industries, combined with his experience of successfully building and running an investor-backed business and his eagerness to embrace new technologies, make him the ideal person to help us fulfill and exceed our global ambitions.”
Robin Shenfield said, “Ncam is a leading innovator in the development of augmented reality technology and virtual production. This is a key area of opportunity for producers working across television, film, advertising and events. I’m excited to join Nic and the team to help develop and deliver their vision for further growth.”
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