MPC has announced a restructuring of its global leadership team, appointing several new key hires. Following the spin-off of Technicolor Creative Studios in September, listing on the Paris Euronext stock exchange, this is a strategic move to strengthen the studio presence across the entertainment VFX industry globally.
MPC’s executive leadership will be led by Global President, Jean-Paul (JP) Burge, a seasoned executive whose career to date has specifically focused on connecting the world’s top creative talent with AAA brands. JP brings proven experience scaling creative service businesses worldwide, with a deep knowledge of the international business landscape, after several years as the Head of BBDO Asia. His focus will be client and operations oriented, ensuring MPC retains its respected and trusted reputation as one of the world’s top creative partners for entertainment studios, streaming brands and Hollywood directors.
JP will be supported by Executive in Charge – Client Services, Stephanie Allen who joins from Paramount Pictures where she was Head of VFX. Stephanie has a legacy of working with MPC as a client, a perspective that enables her to focus on MPC’s client service, in addition to bringing unparalleled VFX industry expertise to this pivotal new role.
The delivery of MPC’s film and episodic will be led by newly appointed Global Head of Production, Chris Burn, a notable VFX industry veteran with over two decades of experience in delivering large-scale productions. Chris joins the MPC team after 18 years at DNEG, with creative credits including Alien vs Predator, Batman Begins, and The Matrix Reloaded.
The suite of new executives join at an exciting time for MPC, who have delivered over 30 feature film and episodic projects this quarter, including Disney’s Pinocchio, HBO’s hit series House of the Dragon, Hocus Pocus 2, Disenchanted, and Netflix’s Pinocchio, directed by Guillermo Del Toro.
The new team will focus on building MPC’s creative offering, to facilitate commercial success, and creative excellence into 2023 and beyond.
JP will report to CEO of Technicolor Creative Studios, Christian Roberton, who comments, “Appointing Jean-Paul as President is a strategic investment for MPC following our spin-off last September. Jean-Paul has extensive experience running international creative businesses and has worked with the biggest names in entertainment throughout his storied career. He will be supported by Stephanie Allen, a stellar executive from Paramount who will focus on strengthening our client services capabilities, and Chris Burn, whose unparalleled expertise will be a key asset for the ambitious visual effects we are producing every day for Hollywood. This is a winning team, and I couldn’t be more excited to be writing the next chapter of MPC with them.”
JP adds, “I am thrilled to be joining MPC, an iconic VFX leader in film and episodic, and an incredible global team of visual artists as Technicolor Creative Studios embarks on a dynamic new independent chapter. Alongside the new executive team, my focus as President will be to build upon the brand’s leading reputation for quality in the entertainment industry, while scaling excellent client service and the business worldwide.”
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