London, September 9, 2021 – World-leading visual effects houses MPC and Mikros are pleased to announce an alliance of their episodic and film divisions. Mikros, a French company, with over 35 years in the visual effects industry, has been a Technicolor brand since 2015.
The combined studios will operate under the MPC Episodic brand and will continue to offer PreProduction and VFX services to the French features and episodic market, and beyond.
The strategic move to integrate Mikros’ episodic and film division with MPC Episodic bolsters MPC Episodic’s market presence as a full-service global VFX studio, adding to its established studios in Berlin, London, Los Angeles and Bangalore.
The Paris and Liège based Mikros studios are headed up by MD – France and Belgium, Béatrice Bauwens, previously MD at Mikros VFX. Recent film and TV projects by the studios include: Into the Night, Lupin, Aline, The Forgotten Battle and Annette, which opened the Cannes Film Festival on 6th July.
“Bringing our creative and technical expertise to projects and getting involved with filmmakers to bring solutions has always been our driving force,” Béatrice Bauwens said. “We share with the MPC teams the same passion to find solutions that best serve the stories. The association of Mikros VFX and MPC Episodic is a great opportunity for the teams to have access to the world's highest technology and an exceptional community of talent for the benefit of our clients in Paris and Liège. We are proud to bring our French and Belgium touch to the MPC brand.”
MPC Episodic’s Global MD, Tom Williams, commented, “I’m delighted to welcome the incredible talent of the Mikros VFX team. Joining forces affirms our commitment to provide the best VFX talent and technology to our clients anywhere in the world.”
Williams continued: “France has a rich history of filmmaking and we are honoured to have the opportunity to work within the French market and offer our international clients access to the wealth of talent available in Paris and Liège, as well as more VFX production tax rebate options.”
Since its launch in January 2020, MPC Episodic has seen exponential growth, attracting some of the industry’s best creative talent including Executive VFX Supervisor Pete Jopling (The Third Day, Battleship), Executive VFX Producer Christopher Gray (The Witcher, The Boys), VFX Supervisor David Sewell (Chernobyl, Les Misérables) and VFX Supervisor Sheila Wickens (Doctor Who, Big Little Lies). MPC Episodic has since completed work for Sky / HBO’s series The Third Day, Warner Bros. Television’s Pennyworth and Lisey’s Story and is working with clients including AppleTV+, Bad Robot, BBC Studios and Amazon Studios.
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About MPC Episodic
MPC Episodic opens-up the world of award-winning, industry defining VFX tools and talent to streaming and episodic showrunners globally. From pitch to delivery, from Virtual Production techniques to the latest in photo-real CG character development, from the most minute detail to epic earth-shattering effects, MPC Episodic delivers new levels of expertise to episodic VFX. MPC is home to brave creators who are eager to combine innovation, craft and creativity to bring entirely different ideas and experiences to audiences everywhere.
About Mikros VFX
Mikros is a French company specializing in computer-generated images, digital visual effects, animation and post-production for feature films and episodic projects, aligned with national and international market standards.
For 35 years, creativity has been at the heart of our image activities. Our community of artists shares with filmmakers the passion to convert stories into compelling images to every intended screens. Because we deeply respect stories, scenarios, and the images that we are entrusted with, we are committed to considering every project as unique.
About Technicolor Creative Studios
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.