The move comes as Technicolor Creative Studios consolidates its premium VFX offering across Advertising, TV & Film, Animation and Gaming
LONDON - WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 12TH - With an ambition to become the world’s largest creative visual arts company, Technicolor Creative Studios has announced the incorporation of award-winning VFX studio MPC Advertising into sister brand The Mill, to create one global studio network.
The new consolidated studio will be led by Josh Mandel, previously CEO of The Mill, who will be taking on the new role of President of Advertising at Technicolor Creative Studios. The Mill’s existing studios in London, Berlin, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and Bangalore will combine with MPC Advertising’s studios in London, Amsterdam, Paris, Shanghai, New York and Los Angeles.
As one market-leading brand, the expanded studio will focus on three core business offerings within the Advertising & Brand Experience markets: Visual Effects, Creative Production and Brand Experience.
2022 will be a year of international investment and growth for The Mill, with new studios in Seoul and Shanghai as well as expansion of European operations in Paris, Berlin and Amsterdam. By bringing MPC Advertising into The Mill and the launch of new studio locations, The Mill will create new jobs and broaden its creative offering, ensuring no talent is lost through the integration of both brands.
The Mill has already scaled for the future, investing heavily in new production, immersive and interactive technologies. As the market develops fast in new areas such as Realtime Production and The Metaverse, combining the two studios will support the sharing of talent, knowledge and the expertise necessary to driving innovation for Mill clients.
This is the next phase of Technicolor Creative Studios’ transformation strategy, with additional changes across the business in Gaming, Animation and Feature Film.
Josh Mandel comments, “Our agency and brand clients have consistently asked us to extend our VFX prowess into new areas of premium craft, from design and direction through to immersive experiences. We will now have the might to do all of this at global scale and will continue to serve those ambitious agencies and brands looking to leverage our Virtual Production capabilities and innovation in the use of real-time game engines, XR, Spatial Experience and creating for The Metaverse.”
Josh Mandel will be joining fellow Technicolor Creative Studios brand presidents, Tom Williams – President of MPC, Andrea Miloro – President of Mikros Animation, and Jeaneane Falkner – President of Technicolor Games.
The structural changes will roll out in January 2022, with MPC Advertising re-branding as The Mill effective immediately.
For further information, please contact:
Isabelle du Plessis
Global Director, PR & Communications
ABOUT THE MILL
The Mill is a global creative partner for agencies, production companies and brands, working across multiple media channels and platforms.
We are trusted specialists in visual effects, creative technologies and content production. Our projects include the creation of digital products and virtual experiences, as well as world class visual effects and video production.
We are a vibrant network of talented artists, producers, directors and creative technologists from multinational backgrounds. We nurture innovation, flexibility and diverse ideas across our studios in London, Paris, Amsterdam, Berlin, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Seoul, Shanghai, and Bangalore. We are all united by one single ambition: To create extraordinary and memorable work that captivates and excites audiences.
ABOUT TECHNICOLOR CREATIVE STUDIOS
The Mill is a Technicolor Creative Studios company. Technicolor Creative Studios is a creative technology company driven by one purpose: The realization of ambitious and extraordinary ideas. We inspire creative companies across the world to produce their most iconic work. Our award-winning teams of artists and technologists’ partner with the creative community across film, television, animation, gaming, brand experience and advertising to bring the universal art of storytelling to audiences everywhere.
No idea is too ambitious for us to create to an incredibly high standard. Technicolor Creative Studios provides World Class production expertise in Film, Episodic, Gaming, Advertising and Experiential Marketing.