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FMX 2014 gets underway

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

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FMX (Film and Media Exchange) 2014 which showcases the latest animation, effects, games and transmedia content kicks off in Stuttgart, Germany all this week.

The Mill's recruitment team are on the ground keeping their eye out for the latest young talent and creative minds, as well as the New York studio's head of 3D Vince Baertsoen, who will be talking about the ground breaking technology used in PETA '98% Human'.

The festival runs from 22nd - 25th April, find the full programme and list of speakers here.

The Mill in Chicago expands

Monday, April 14, 2014

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The Mill is pleased to announce the promotion of Jared Yeater, currently Executive Producer for its Chicago studio, to the role of Managing Director.

The move coincides with the arrival of Krystina Wilson from The Mill in New York as Executive Producer alongside the promotion of Senior Producer, Andrew Sommerville to the role of Head of Production.

Read more in Shoot.

Manhunt Title Sequences Win at NYF Best TV & Film Awards

Thursday, April 10, 2014

The Mill+ design team in Los Angeles have been awarded the New York Festival's Gold Medal for their title sequences for HBO's documentary Manhunt, directed by Greg Barker.
The rest of the 2014 NYF Best TV & Film Awards winners can be seen on their website.

The Mill in LA welcomes Melody Alexander to the Production team

Thursday, April 03, 2014


Melody has been part of The Mill's global production team since early 2013 and joins Los Angeles as VFX Producer from the London studio. Having worked on commercials for brands such as Mattel, Boots, Unilever and Microsoft, she produced the brilliant VFX for The Guardian and Observer's "Aftermath" earlier this year. Prior to London, Melody was based in New York where she gained agency experience at TBWA\CHIAT\DAY and JWT NY.

The Atlanta native brings with her a wealth of knowledge from all sides of commercial production and we're excited to have her. Welcome Melody!

Advertising Week Europe comes to London

Wednesday, April 02, 2014


Originally launched in New York in 2004, London plays host all this week to Advertising Week Europe.

Taking place in a variety of iconic London venues including St. Paul's Cathedral, Kensington Palace, and legendary jazz haunt Ronnie Scotts - the festival features jam packed daily schedules of over 115 events, 103 seminars, workshops and thought leadership talks from a range of global brands, agencies and key creative companies.

Follow the live stream on the AWE website.

D&AD's 2014 nominations announced

Tuesday, April 01, 2014


The D&AD's have announced the shortlist for this year's awards that celebrate the best in design, advertising and digital work from the past year.

PETA "98% Human" continues it's awards success run with a nomination in the Special Effects category. The iconic D&AD Pencil, one of most recognized accolades in the creative world, will be handed out to winners at the highly anticipated D&AD ceremony on Thursday May 22nd, which is being held at Battersea Evolution in London. As part of these celebrations The Mill will be collaborating with D&AD's to create the opening and closing title sequences for the night.

The Mill also has three projects "In Book" that will be featured in the D&AD's Annual, their collection of the year's best creative work, these include PETA "98% Human" in the Animation category, PlayStation 4's "Perfect Day" for Special Effects and the Emmy nominated opening titles to the History Channel's "Vikings".

Full shortlist available on the website.

An evening at the Arrows

Thursday, March 27, 2014


The who's who of British advertising gathered last night for the 2014 
British Arrows Awards, to recognise and reward the best television and
 cinema commercials made by advertising agencies and production companies 
over the last year.

It was a fantastic evening, hosted by comedian Jack
 Whitehall, under the star lit ceiling of Battersea Evolution. 

Our very special congratulations goes to Adam&Eve/DDB for picking up
 Agency of the year, following a stellar year of creative work.

We we were also thrilled to see Outsider being named Production company of the year
 and our long term friend Nick Gill being presented with the coveted 
Fellowship Award.

 Many congratulations to all of the evening's worthy winners!

Visit the British Arrows website to see a full list of winners and

Berlin Advertising Film Awards 2014

Friday, March 21, 2014

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Tomorrow evening industry hopefuls will gather at Kino International to mark the annual German Advertising Film Awards in Berlin.

The awards acknowledge outstanding film and craft and also honour the best emerging filmmaker of 2014 - a prize that will be announced on the night.

Good luck to all of those up for awards!


Friday, March 21, 2014


Mill+ Creative Director Rama Allen recently spoke at OFFF QC in Montreal alongside the likes of James Victore, Sakchin Bessette from Moment Factory, Juan and Alejandro Mingarro from Brosmind, and Joshua Davis Here is a wrap up of Rama's presentation titled "Finding You Way in the Dark," via Dynamo, a Montreal-based digital design agency.

GDC Underway in San Francisco

Wednesday, March 19, 2014


The Game Developers Conference (GDC), the world's largest and longest running professionals-only game industry event has kicked off in San Francisco.

It is the primary forum where game industry professionals involved in the development of interactive games inlcuding programmers, artists, producers and game designers gather to exchange ideas and shape the future of the industry.

The conference runs through March 21st.


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