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‘Jungle Book’ Visual Effects Studio MPC Film Hires Joanna Capitano, Promotes Julian Levi

Visual effects shop MPC Film has hired Joanna Capitano as executive producer. She joins the company following a long stint at Digital Domain, where she was VP, features.

In addition, MPC has promoted Julian Levi to general manager.

Capitano will oversee and represent the studio’s visual effects supervisors. The roster includes Richard Stammers (“The Martian,” “X-Men: Days of Future Past”), Erik Nash (“Avengers Assemble,” “Titanic”), Nicolas Aithadi (“X-Men: First Class,” “The Dark Tower”), Charley Henley (“Cinderella,” “Alien: Covenant”), Adam Valdez (“Maleficent,” “The Jungle Book”) and Guillaume Rocheron (“Man of Steel,” “Life Of Pi”).

At Digital Domain, Capitano was involved in a plethora of high-profile projects, including “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” “Iron Man 3,” “Oblivion” and “Thor.”

Features that have moved through MPC include “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” “The Jungle Book,” the “Harry Potter” franchise, “X-Men,” “Prometheus” and “Life of Pi.” The shop has also worked on ad campaigns for such brands as Samsung, Coca-Cola, Sony, Three Mobile, and Channel 4.

MPC Film has just relocated from Santa Monica to more spacious and updated quarters in Culver City – a 25,000-square-foot creative space that features an outdoor courtyard and a screening room with 3D stereo, HD, and 2K/4K projection.

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In addition to L.A., MPC boasts facilities in London, Vancouver, Montreal, New York, Amsterdam, Paris, Bangalore and Shanghai. It is part of Technicolor’s portfolio of effects companies, which also includes The Mill, Mr. X, and Mikros Image.

Pictured above: Joanna Capitano and Julian Levi

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