Global Managing Director, Mill Film
As Global Managing Director of Mill Film, Lauren champions the talented team of artists, technicians, producers and developers that make up Mill Film’s Montreal, Adelaide, Bangalore and Los Angeles studios. A driving force within the visual effects industry, Lauren looks to realize the full potential of the industry’s most diverse talent in the pursuit of creative excellence across Episodic and Feature VFX.
A specialist in VFX management with 15 years in the industry, Lauren has spent the last 18 months building Mill Film out from 0-700 seats and sourcing talented creative and producers to represent the business. Prior to Mill Film, Lauren held positions at MPC’s Montreal and London studios as Head of Production for 5 years, overseeing production teams across Academy Award® winning projects such as Denis Villeneuve’s Blade Runner 2049 and Jon Favreau’s The Jungle Book. Lauren also held positions at Framestore and Prime Focus World, where she worked between the London, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Chennai studios. Currently based in Montreal, Lauren brings her transformational values to her vocational works as the chairperson for both Women in Animation and Access VFX’s respective Montreal chapters.