Award-winning VFX studio Milk has appointed Marianne Speight as Chief Business Development Officer across the Group and Executive Producer.

Marianne will lead the New Business and Bidding teams, supporting the Groups Studios in London, France, Spain and Ireland. Her focus will be on securing new business and developing stronger strategic relationships with major content partners across the industry. She will also work closely with Milk’s production team to oversee the successful landing and running of projects.

Marianne brings twenty years of global VFX production, bidding and business development experience including as Global Head of Bidding and Development at DNEG and VFX Producer at Scanline. Her previous career included several years at MPC as VFX Producer and New Business VFX Producer, nurturing their show teams and handling large budget VFX feature films and at Peerless Camera Company where she was a VFX Producer.

This appointment builds on a great year of creativity at Milk, delivering some amazing projects, most current work includes the recently aired Neil Gaiman’s Good Omens 2, the seafaring action sequence for Warner Brothers. Meg 2: The Trench, Gerard Butler’s action film Kandahar, and the recent sci-fi hit series Citadel for Amazon Prime. Earlier this year Milk’s work included Sony/TriStar’s The Woman King and Sally El Housaini’s The Swimmers for Working Title and Netflix.

Jag Mundi, Milk Executive Chairman said:

“We are delighted to welcome someone of Marianne’s calibre to our senior leadership team. She has enjoyed a stellar career and we look forward to her bringing her energy, experience and connections to help us drive the next stage of our growth and enable us to continue to create outstanding work for our episodic and feature film clients.”

Marianne Speight commented:

“I’m thrilled to be joining such a talented and innovative group with such a depth of experience. I’ll be working with our creative teams to further develop our relationships and collaborations and I’m excited to see where that will take us!”

Tanya Combrinck
Author: Tanya Combrinck

Tanya is a writer covering art, design, and visual effects. She has 15 years of experience as a magazine journalist and has written for publications including 3D World, 3D Artist, Computer Arts, net magazine, and Creative Bloq.