MPC delivers over 600 VFX shots for Prey

20th Century Studios’ highly acclaimed action-thriller Prey, from director Dan Trachtenberg (10 Cloverfield Lane),  is now the No. 1 premiere on Hulu to date, including all film and TV series debuts. Given the string of disappointing Predator sequels after the 1987 original from Die-Hard director John McTiernan, this is quite a feat. Set in the Comanche … Continue reading “MPC delivers over 600 VFX shots for Prey”

Technicolor moves MPC Advertising under The Mill brand

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 … Continue reading “Technicolor moves MPC Advertising under The Mill brand”

Award-winning VFX Supervisor Adrien Servadio joins MPC

Today MPC (The Moving Picture Company) announced the addition of award-winning VFX Supervisor Adrien Servadio to its creative team in Los Angeles. Adrien’s arrival at MPC comes with over a decade’s worth of experience combining the artistic and technical elements of an image to create authentic and globally recognized works. With a studied history in … Continue reading “Award-winning VFX Supervisor Adrien Servadio joins MPC”

Creative Director Matt Pascuzzi joins Moving Picture Company (MPC) 

Global production studio Moving Picture Company (MPC) today announced the addition of award-winning Creative Director Matt Pascuzzi to its executive leadership team.    Previously at Framestore, Pascuzzi joins MPC’s New York studio, headed by Managing Director Angela Lupo, to further cement and develop the creative studio’s visual effects offering to the region’s top creative agencies and brands. In the new … Continue reading “Creative Director Matt Pascuzzi joins Moving Picture Company (MPC) “

Del Toro’s Pinocchio wins 5 Annie Awards

One word can be used to sum up the night the 50th annual Annie Awards were presented – F*ck. Writer, Director, and Producer Guillermo del Toro used it during his acceptance speech. So did Jenny Slate, who famously dropped an F-bomb on her former series SNL, when she took home the prize for Best Voice … Continue reading “Del Toro’s Pinocchio wins 5 Annie Awards”

Pinocchio, Marcel, Turning Red leads Annie noms

ASIFA-Hollywood announced nominations today for its 50th Annual Annie Awards recognizing the year’s best in the field of animation. Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio from Netflix and A24’s Marcel the Shell with Shoes On drew up nine and eight noms, respectively, with Disney/Pixar’s Turning Red next with seven. This year’s Best Animated Feature nominations include: Disney and Pixar’s Turning Red (Pixar Animation Studios), Guillermo del Toro’s … Continue reading “Pinocchio, Marcel, Turning Red leads Annie noms”

Crayola wins top honors at Global Best of Effies

The Global Best of the Best Effies were unveiled alongside the 2022 Global Multi-Region Effies at the Global Effie Celebration, which was held virtually on December 6. Crayola, dentsuMB, and Golin PR’s “Color Yourself into the World” won the Iridium Effie and was named the most effective campaign in the world at the second annual … Continue reading “Crayola wins top honors at Global Best of Effies”

Preymaker welcomes Julian Fitzpatrick and Will Mok

Creative and technology studio Preymaker, currently enjoying a successful film festival run with original short film BLUE which is one of the first created in the cloud using Unreal Engine’s real-time technology, is pleased to announce Julian Fitzpatrick and Will Mok have joined its growing team. Fitzpatrick is a Primetime Emmy-nominated visual effects artist agile across multiple … Continue reading “Preymaker welcomes Julian Fitzpatrick and Will Mok”

Technicolor Studios becomes publicly traded on Euronext Stock Exchange

Technicolor Creative Studios (Euronext Paris: TCHCS) – previously a division of Technicolor SA, announced its listing as a standalone company, following the planned distribution of 65% of its shares to shareholders and concurrent listing on Euronext Paris.  The company began trading publicly under TCHCS on Euronext Paris. Going forward, Technicolor, comprised of the Connected Home … Continue reading “Technicolor Studios becomes publicly traded on Euronext Stock Exchange”

Hooligan’s Peter Mostert breaks ground for Farm Kitchen

Talented Hooligan Editor Peter Mostert cut a series of brand films for the launch of farm-to-table startup The Farm Kitchen (TFK). By sowing and harvesting local, fresh, organic produce, TFK aims to serve the best of what nature has to offer in flavor and nourishment. Conceived by production agency LifeDesign under the creative direction of … Continue reading “Hooligan’s Peter Mostert breaks ground for Farm Kitchen”

Lindsay Lohan to star in Netflix rom-com Irish Wish

Netflix announced that Lindsay Lohan (Mean Girls, The Parent Trap) is set to star in Netflix’s rom-com Irish Wish.  The film will be directed by Janeen Damian (Falling for Christmas, High Strung Free Dance) and produced by MPCA’s Brad Krevoy and Riviera Films’ Michael Damian. Irish Wish tells the story of Maddie (Lohan), who discovers the … Continue reading “Lindsay Lohan to star in Netflix rom-com Irish Wish”

Blue Table Post + Chroma VFX connect

Blue Table Post and Chroma VFX, a full-service boutique, have formed an alliance that unites both studios for select creative collaborations in film, episodic and branded content. Forging this connection creates a seamless experience for clients with creative partners dedicated to crafting extraordinary work for screens of all sizes. “Adding visual effects to Blue Table’s offerings … Continue reading “Blue Table Post + Chroma VFX connect”

Cannes Lions: 2022 entry numbers revealed

The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity has announced that a total of 25,464 entries from 87 countries will compete to become the global benchmark for excellence in creativity and effectiveness for the year ahead. Commenting on the awards, Simon Cook, CEO, Lions, said, “This is always such a pivotal moment for us because the work … Continue reading “Cannes Lions: 2022 entry numbers revealed”

MJZ, anti-gun campaigns from Burnett and BBDO win big at shots Awards

Last night, the shots Awards held The Americas Ceremony in Hollywood. Production company, MJZ, along with work anti-gun violence creative from Leo Burnett, BBDO and States United to Prevent Gun Violence came away the big winners. With the pandemic causing the previous last two awards shows to go digital-only, this celebration of creative campaigns from North and … Continue reading “MJZ, anti-gun campaigns from Burnett and BBDO win big at shots Awards”

Droga5, BBDO, Chiat, SMUGGLER lead AICP Shortlists

The AICP Awards today released the Shortlists for the 2022 editions of its three competitions: The AICP Show: The Art & Technique of the Commercial, the AICP Next Awards and the AICP Post Awards. The Shortlists are the results of a bifurcated judging system that began earlier this year with a series of panels with … Continue reading “Droga5, BBDO, Chiat, SMUGGLER lead AICP Shortlists”

Kia shines a light on conservation of endangered sea turtles

Inspiration can come in many forms. It’s what fuels innovation and imagination. It’s what drives us to do more and make more good. In David&Goliath’s (D&G) latest campaign for Kia America, the automaker introduces the all-new Sportage X-Pro, an SUV that’s capable, tech-forward and ready for anything. It’s a vehicle that inspires people to take the driver’s … Continue reading “Kia shines a light on conservation of endangered sea turtles”

New Chevy Bolt work promotes life changes

What’s a little battery fire anyway? Apparently, General Motors has not parked the Chevy Bolt EV and Bolt EUV compact cars for good, following a highly publicized battery fire recall that forced it to halt production and sales. According to Reuters and GM Authority, the automaker is committed to both electric cars and has turned to AOR Commonwealth//McCann to create … Continue reading “New Chevy Bolt work promotes life changes”

RBL Spotlight: VFX and animation guru Bilali Mack

Editor’s Note: “The Reel Black List” is our annual spotlight of brothers and sisters in the worlds of advertising, film, TV, music, radio and media who are making a difference through their contributions and creativity on a daily basis. For the next 29 days, you will be able to celebrate wonderful human beings, like, visual effects and animation … Continue reading “RBL Spotlight: VFX and animation guru Bilali Mack”

Framestore bolsters US offices with senior hires

Oscar-winning creative studio Framestore and production company Framestore Pictures announced today that they have grown their US team with a series of key senior hires; Michel Waxman as Executive Producer of Framestore Pictures, Brian Smego as Executive Producer, and Daniel White as Senior Immersive Producer. With over 20 years of experience in advertising and branded … Continue reading “Framestore bolsters US offices with senior hires”