Mark Benson, who was formerly senior vice president, has been promoted to president of The Mill.
The UK-based studio, which does business under the umbrella of Technicolor Creative Studios, works in VFX, creative production, design and experience. The Mill handles VFX work for such clients as Marvel Studios and TKTK, while The Mill Plus oversees creative production, design and experience. The Mill’s regional studios’ respective managing directors will report to Benson.
“I am excited to welcome Mark to this position, where he will harness The Mill’s outstanding creative heritage to craft more memorable and provocative work and challenge the status quo. Working with content creators around the world, we’ll continue to enhance and accelerate clients’ needs, realizing our vision for crafting boundary-pushing content,” said Caroline Parot, CEO of Technicolor Creative Studios, in a statement. “I also would like to thank Josh Mandel for his outstanding leadership of The Mill over the last four years, the strategy he has set in place, and for his work in unifying The Mill brand.”
“In my new role, I will focus on empowering The Mill’s creative, technology, and production talent – creating a new legacy for the future,” Benson said. “Mill colleagues will have the opportunity to thrive in varied creative environments thanks to our studios around the world in Amsterdam, Bangalore, Chicago, London, Los Angeles, Mumbai, New York, Paris, Seoul, and Shanghai. I am very excited about the unlimited potential for The Mill to continue to be a thought leader and trailblazer across the globe.”
Recently, The Mill Plus worked with Mill talent across creative production, design, experience and VFX to forge HBO’s House of the Dragon DracARys app, which used augmented reality to allow fans to nurture their own virtual dragon. In addition, the VFX team created a series of 2D and 3D billboards rising over iconic locations including New York’s Times Square, London’s Piccadilly Circus, and Melbourne’s Bourke Street Mall.