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MPC Appoints Ludovic Iochem, Sal Umerji as Heads of Montreal and London Studios

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Award-winning global VFX company, MPC, adds to its new leadership team hiring Ludovic Iochem and Sal Umerji as Heads of Studio for Montreal and London respectively.

With over 20 years of experience in the VFX industry and extensive expertise in production operations, Iochem started his career in visual effects in Paris, where he worked for numerous French film studios as a VFX artist before moving to London.

Iochem worked as a DMP artist and later Environment Supervisor on projects, including 10,000 BC and Quantum of Solace, before accepting the role of Head of Environments at Framestore Montreal in 2016. Prior to joining MPC, Iochem was Head of CG at DNEG London and Montreal. Iochem’s filmography includes projects such as Blade Runner 2049, The Bourne Ultimatum, Dredd, and Avengers: Endgame.

“I am thrilled to be working with the talented teams at MPC and deliver world-class VFX to our roster of film and episodic titles,” says Iochem. “I look forward to contributing to MPC’s continued success and delivering high-quality work to our clients.”

Sal Umerji (photo via MPC)

MPC also welcomes Head of Studio, MPC London, Sal Umerji, who joins after 6 years at sister company, The Mill. Sal spent 3 years as General Manager of The Mill’s Bangalore, India studio, before returning to London to support the company’s business as Global Operations Lead. He began his career in VFX in 2000, joining MPC as a runner, working his way up the ladder to VFX Producer. Umerji has over 20 years of experience in the industry with credits, including Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, The King’s Speech, Moon, and The Infiltrator.

“I am delighted to be a part of such an iconic company that continues to create some of the most outstanding VFX in the industry” said Umerji “The team at our London studio are second to none and have given me a very warm welcome. I look forward to working alongside our talented global team and continue building on MPC’s success.”

MPC’s new Global President, Jean-Paul Burge said, “We are delighted to welcome Ludovic and Sal to MPC. Their knowledge and expertise in the industry will further strengthen our production processes and enable our teams to continue to deliver world-class visual effects.”

MPC recently received Academy Award and BAFTA nominations for its VFX work on Top Gun: Maverick and was behind the VFX of projects including Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio, NOPE, Prehistoric Planet, and Elvis.

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