Technicolor Creative Studios has promoted Mark Benson, former SVP, to President of The Mill.
With last years’ merger complete, Benson is charged with “leading the business forwards with a future-facing approach, building the next legacy for The Mill.”
The Mill (VFX) and The Mill+ (Creative Production, Design, Experience) activities will now work and report into the regional studios’ respective MDs, who in turn will report to Benson.
Caroline Parot, CEO of Technicolor Creative Studios, comments: “I am excited to welcome Mark to this position, where he will harness The Mill’s outstanding creative heritage to craft more memorable and provocative work and challenge the status quo. Working with content creators around the world, we’ll continue to enhance and accelerate clients’ needs, realising our vision for crafting boundary-pushing content. I also would like to thank Josh Mandel for his outstanding leadership of The Mill over the last four years, the strategy he has set in place, and for his work in unifying The Mill brand.”
Mark Benson, President of The Mill, comments: “In my new role, I will focus on empowering The Mill’s creative, technology and production talent – creating a new legacy for the future. Mill colleagues will have the opportunity to thrive in varied creative environments thanks to our studios around the world in Amsterdam, Bangalore, Chicago, London, Los Angeles, Mumbai, New York, Paris, Seoul, and Shanghai. I am very excited about the unlimited potential for The Mill to continue to be a thought leader and trailblazer across the globe.”
Recent work includes The Mill+ working with Mill talent across Creative Production, Design, Experience, and VFX to forge HBO’s ‘House of the Dragon’ DracARys app, which used AR to allow fans to nurture their own virtual dragon. The VFX team also created a series of 2D and 3D billboards rising over iconic locations including New York’s Times Square, London’s Piccadilly Circus and Melbourne’s Bourke Street Mall.
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