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Framestore Announces Key Changes To Its Global Management Team

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Framestore has announced two key changes to its global management team.

Lucy Killick has been promoted to the role of Chief Operating Officer, Film & Episodic, while James Whitlam has moved from London to LA to take up the new role of EVP, Film & Episodic in order to serve and strengthen the company’s west coast offer.

The last year has seen Framestore expand its world-class team of artists, producers and technologists by some 40%, which includes new and expanded capacity in key territories such as Vancouver, Montreal, Melbourne and Mumbai. All of these operational, geographic and C-suite changes speak to a strategic ambition to win a bigger share of the most exciting, creative and innovative film and episodic projects.

Lucy Killick steps up from the role of Managing Director, Film, London - a position she has held since 2018. Her career to date spans client-side VFX production on projects such as Prometheus, Children of Men and Hellboy II, while her time with Framestore has seen her build, lead and grow award-winning VFX teams in both Montreal and London. Her new role as COO, Film & Episodic will see her overseeing production and resourcing for Framestore on a global scale.

James Whitlam, meanwhile, moves from the role of Managing Director, Episodic into a strategic new US-based position. Having spent six years in London, where he worked on Paddington 2, the Oscar nominated Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Christopher Robin, and production side for BAFTA winner His Dark Materials, he will now serve as point-person for Framestore’s stateside clients, working to explore and secure new partnerships, as well as establishing the company’s LED, visdev, previs, concept and virtual production offer on the West Coast.
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