Today, Josh Mandel (recently appointed Chief Executive Officer of The Mill) has announced a new leadership team for The Mill; appointing three new managing directors across leading divisions in the US and Europe.
The restructure promotes Anastasia Von Rahl to Managing Director in The Mill’s Los Angeles Studio. Here she will oversee the studio and client experience across all capabilities, from traditional VFX to in-house directed creative and experiential work.
Anastasia has been an integral part of the leadership team since she joined The Mill in 2013. In her previous role as Director of Production, she was pivotal in securing and overseeing award-winning VFX projects, including numerous top-ranked Super Bowl campaigns. These projects, among many others, have led Anastasia to develop and strengthen strong client relationships with agencies, brands and production companies alike. Anastasia is known for her strength in decision making and resolve in seeking the best work, consistently enhancing The Mill’s position in the market.
Simultaneously in the UK, Misha Stanford Harris, previously Head of Production has been appointed as Managing Director for the London based studio. In Europe, Justin Stiebel has taken on the newly created role of Managing Director in The Mill’s recently opened boutique studio in Berlin.
Josh Mandel, The Mill CEO, says: “As we further embrace our global capabilities and structure – our aim is to build a leadership team that both helps us maintain the continuity in people and practices that have driven our success, while focusing on future opportunities through growth and evolution.
Anastasia, Justin and Misha have all been strong voices within The Mill who bring incredible passion for people, craft and growth to their roles. Together they represent many years of experience that will help us navigate the evolving world of VFX and define our growth through new brand partnerships.”
Anastasia Von Rahl says: “We are very lucky at The Mill to work with partners, brands and creatives who make incredibly inspiring and creative briefs. I look forward to utilizing our world-class technology and talent to respond to expanding visual storytelling and audience engagement opportunities. I’m passionate about retaining our legacy of creating the highest quality work, focused on growth and nurturing of diverse talent, and driving the evolution of the LA studio to meet the needs of our industry.”
If you’d like to get in touch with our new Global Leadership team, you can do so here.