Rachel Matchett has been named head of the VFX brand, Technicolor Visual Effects. Technicolor’s VFX brand is expanding to a global offering and that will provide for an integrated pipeline of services that will work side by side within the same facilities that house Technicolor’s post-production services. Now with local studios in LA, Toronto, and London this full service VFX house with recent feature film credits such as, Avengers: Infinity Wars, Black Panther, Paddington 2, and episodic shows This is Us, Anne with an E, Black Mirror is ready for growth!
“As Technicolor invests in the growth of our VFX teams to become a top-of-mind studio to the VFX community and our trusted clients, having someone of Rachel’s caliber join the established group and take them to the next level is very exciting,” says Technicolor’s President of Worldwide Post Production, Sherri Potter. “Her responsibilities at Technicolor include managing greatly expanded teams in Los Angeles, Toronto and London, while integrating VFX production into a global pipeline.”
Matchett has an impressive portfolio from nearly a decade of senior management positions at MPC London the multi-Academy Award-winning studio (The Jungle Book, Life of Pi) and most recently serving as MPC London Global Head of Production. Her divisions at MPC Film has won numerous awards each and every year. They include, director Jon Favreau’s Academy Award-winning The Jungle Book and the critically acclaimed Blade Runner 2049.
“Technicolor Visual Effects is emerging from its position as one of the industry’s best-kept secrets. While continuing to support clients who do color finishing with us, we are excited to work with storytellers from script to screen,” says Matchett. “Having been at the heart of MPC Film’s rapid growth over the past decade, I feel that there is a great opportunity for Technicolor’s future role in VFX to forge a new path within the industry.”
Technicolor understands the concept of “cheaper, better, faster” and has been ahead of the curve for managing complex projects globally. The leadership that Matchett will provide will definitely enhance the new cornerstone of Technicolor’s VFX brand expansion.
About Technicolor Production Services
Technicolor’s Production Services Group provides a full set of award-winning services around VFX, Picture and Sound Post Production, Animation and Games activities for feature films, episodic content, advertising, immersive experiences and video games. The Group’s VFX facilities offer pre-visualization, asset creation, texturing, animation, rigging, rotoscoping, lighting, match move and compositing. Through its Post Production activities, Technicolor supports clients from camera capture on-set to world class color finishing and sound post through creation of final distribution masters. On the Animation side, Technicolor offers solutions for the creation of high-quality Computer-Generated Imagery (“CG”) animation. Over 8,300 people work for Production Services including approximately 6,500 direct/creative artists. This includes talent and technologists at MPC, The Mill, Mikros and Mr. X.
Matt and his family currently reside in the Washington, D.C metro area.