MPC Advertising Bolsters US Senior Leadership

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Justin Brukman has been appointed MD of North America with Camila De Biaggi and Robert Owens taking on the roles of MD for the New York and Los Angeles Advertising studios, respectively.

Last Updated: December 4, 2017 3:15 pm GMT
(New York, NY--December 4, 2017) MPC, the global visual effects and creative production studio known for its breakthrough work in advertising, feature films, and immersive technology, has announced major leadership changes for its advertising studios in the US. The announcements were made by Mark Benson, CEO of MPC.


From left to right: Camila De Biaggi, Justin Brukman and Robert Owens


Camila De Biaggi has been promoted to Brukman’s previous role of MD of MPCNY.

Justin Brukman, previously MD of MPCNY and Acting MD of MPCLA, has been appointed MD of North America. In this role he will be responsible for the overall management and direction of the advertising business throughout North America.

Robert Owens who recently joined MPC is promoted to the role of MD, Advertising, MPCLA.

All three executives will join MPC’s Global Advertising Senior Management team.

“Justin’s deep understanding of the US market, his total command of every aspect of production and his knowledge of MPC and our brand makes him the ideal person to lead our efforts in North America,” says Benson.

Brukman is a long-time MPC employee who has been with the company for over 15 years. He joined the company in London in 2002 and rapidly established himself as a clear leader. In 2010, Brukman relocated to NY and was instrumental in launching the Soho studio and MPC’s presence in America’s largest advertising market.

De Biaggi joined MPCNY as Head of Production in 2013 and was quickly promoted to EP in 2014. During her time at MPC, she has played a leading role in working with top advertising agencies and directors in the production of some of the industry’s most notable and award-winning visual effects campaigns. Now as MD, De Biaggi will oversee and continue to grow the vastly talented team in New York.

“We’re delighted to recognize Camila’s contributions to the success of our New York studio with this well-deserved promotion,” Benson notes. “Camila has proven ability to lead teams through complex visual effects and production projects and in doing so has become a trusted partner to our agency clients.”

Owens has recently joined MPC bring with him over 14 years of industry experience. During the course of his career Owens has worked closely with many of the top directors, production companies and agencies, helping to realize their visions through the power of VFX. Robert has worked on numerous award-winning campaigns, and was instrumental in growing the finishing department; expertise that he has brought to MPC along with creative partners Claus Hansen and Noah Caddis.

“Robert has had an immensely positive impact on our business in a very short period of time,” says Benson. “Robert brings an enormous amount of knowledge and vast experience to MPC LA, and under his leadership, we will continue to grow the creative reputation and profile of our Advertising group.”

Benson continues, “In their new roles as MD, Camila and Robert will continue to develop and maintain our key client relationships, at the same time as ensuring MPC continues to prioritise providing the market place with creative, technology and production excellence”.

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About MPC: moving-picture.com
MPC is an Academy Award winning creative studio. As world leaders in visual storytelling for over two decades, with VFX studios in 9 cities globally, MPC is renowned for adding visual wonder and creative expertise to the advertising, music, contemporary art and film industries; crafting work across the full spectrum of comms platforms and immersive technologies. The studio’s unique combination of talent, technology and craft delivers experiences that are more distinctive and memorable. Recent projects include Disney’s The Jungle Book, Channel 4’s We’re the Superhumans, Samsung ‘Ostrich’ and EDEKA ‘2117’. MPC is a Technicolor company. Visit us online at moving-picture.com

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