People

Claire McGrane

Director of Operations, Company 3

Claire is Director of Operations for Company 3 in London under the global Creative Services Group umbrella for Deluxe Entertainment. In the past Claire has worked in 3D, digital, and post production, at some of the industry’s foremost visual effects companies such as Framestore and Cinesite.

Will Cohen

Chief Executive, Milk VFX

Will Cohen is the CEO and a co-founder of Milk Visual Effects, a BAFTA and Academy award-winning independent visual effects company with studios in London and Cardiff. Milk create innovative and complex sequences for high-end television and feature films.

Rich Moss

Managing Director, Gorilla Group

Rich has worked in the Post Production Industry for over 25 years. Beginning in VT ops and tape editing, Rich gained a reputation as one of the most respected finishing editors in Wales. Rich has started, built and been involved with many UK post houses including Pyramid Post Production, Platform Post Production, The Joint and Mwnci.

Sean Costelloe

MD, The Mill

Sean Costelloe is Managing Director of The Mill’s London studio. He has more than 15 years’ experience in the visual effects industry and brings his insight and experience to drive new relationships, opportunities and strategic leadership across the group.

Cara Sheppard

MD, Warner Bros. De Lane Lea

Cara is Director of Operations & Business Development at Warner Bros De Lane Lea, appointed in Spring 2017. Cara’s history includes of a six-year tenure at Sky, most recently serving as senior manager of post production, which preceded serving as head of post production at Goldcrest Films for 3 years.

 

Mike Kelt

MD, ARTEM

Mike is CEO of Artem, a physical special effects company that is also involved with 3D scanning, 3D printing and robotic machining. Mike sits on the British Screen Advisory Council and the Court of The University of Hertfordshire, as well as the Board of UK Screen and has been involved with the association since its inception.

Lucy Killick

Managing Director, Film, Framestore London

With 20 years in the Industry, Lucy was Managing Director of Framestore’s Montréal office for three years before returning to the London office in 2018 as Managing Director, Film. With experience working both in facilities and production, Lucy holds an in depth understanding of the challenges of the industry.

Annie Gaudet

Senior Director of Trevanna London LTD

Annie spent 8 years working as a Post Accountant in Trevanna, New York. Trevanna Post has been the film industry’s premier post-production accounting firm for over 20 years, a team of accounting professionals who work diligently to promote the film, and television. Annie is Senior Director of Trevanna London LTD.

Lucy Ainsworth-Taylor

CEO, Co-founder, BlueBolt Ltd.

Lucy began her career in film production and worked her way up the production chain, co-founding BlueBolt in 2009 along with her business partner Angela Barson. In the last seven years the company has grown into one of London’s most respected award-winning boutique VFX facilities, covering high-end television, independent, and studio films.

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