Esta Porter is to take over as MD of Evolutions Bristol as Gabriel Wetz steps down from the role after ten years.

Wetz will remain in the company and will support the management team.

Porter steps up from her role as Head of Business Development where she has been driving sales for the company for the last seven years. Before Evolutions, Porter worked at Big Bang Post Production and Films at 59.

Porter will lead the continued investment and growth in the SVOD HDR market with key additional staff appointments, including an additional Baselight Colourist and Post Producer, joining the company this March.  Recent credits for Evolutions Bristol include Epic Adventures with Bertie Gregory for Wildstar Films (Disney+), The Dog House for Five Mile Films (C4), Lloyd of The Flies for Aardman Animation (CITV) and Serengeti for John Downer Productions (BBC and Discovery).

Esta Porter said: “As we enter our tenth year, I am very excited to have been appointed Managing Director of Evolutions Bristol. I am stepping in to some very big shoes; Gabriel Wetz has led the company for the last ten years with an exceptional ethos, creating a culture of respect, honesty and integrity, which I will strive to uphold in the years to come. Evolutions Bristol is going from strength to strength and I am so proud to lead the company in to what I know is going to be a very exciting future.”

Gabriel Wetz said: “It has been a great privilege to have led Evolutions Bristol for the last ten years.  The team here are exceptional and I am very proud of what we have achieved together.  I am really pleased that Esta will be stepping in to the MD role and I look forward to supporting her and the team into the future.”

Evolutions CEO, Jonathon Kemp, said: “I am very pleased and excited that Esta has agreed to step up as the MD of Evolutions Bristol. Esta has work closely with Gabriel over the last seven years and has been key in both the strategy and growth of the company. During this period we have invested heavily into Baselight, Flame and Dolby Atmos, this has enabled the team to win a number of new clients delivering UHD to traditional broadcasters as well as SVOD platforms. I believe Esta is the perfect person to continue this growth of the company with her exceptional skill set and passion for our work.”


Jon Creamer

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