Mill Film Is Opening A New Studio In Montreal
The animation/vfx industry in Montreal, Canada keeps growing. Just a couple months after Reel FX announced that it would open an animation studio in Montreal, Technicolor-owned Mill Film has announced that it will also open a studio this summer.
The Mill’s news of a Montreal expansion comes in the wake of an earlier announcement this year that it would open a new 500-person facility in Adelaide, Australia.
Mill Film will service clients in Montreal who are not currently being served by other Technicolor-owned vfx shops in Montreal, including MPC Film and Mr. X. A key area of focus for Mill Film will be streaming and episodic content, in addition to long-form content.
Mill Film has also appointed Lauren McCallum as global head of Mill Film. McCallum was head of production at MPC Montreal on Wonder Woman, Bade Runner 2049, and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, and head of production at MPC London on The Jungle Book and San Andreas among other projects. For Mill’s various film facilities, she will oversee all aspects of production along with driving operations and strategy.
In the announcement, Mill also affirmed its commitment to creating a diverse studio. “We want the brand Mill Film to inspire the next generation of visual effects artists through the commitment we are making to create a diverse, dynamic and driven team… We are putting talent diversity and inclusion at the heart of Mill Film – it will be in the very fabric of the studio – and we will provide our clients with world class vfx ” said Robin Shenfield, CEO of The Mill.