After starting his career as a runner at MPC in London and working his way up to director of the VFX department, Patrick Davenport has returned to the studio as chief operating officer in the US, managing operations in Los Angeles and New York. He joins MPC during a US growth spurt — the company is moving from its current Santa Monica office to a larger, purpose-built studio in Culver City, slated for this summer.
Davenport left the UK in 1997 to join Digital Domain in Los Angeles, helping to set up and oversee a newly dedicated commercial division. In subsequent years he has held varied roles in VFX and production, but has spent the last six years working as SVP of global operations for Method Studios. He became managing director of CO3 and Method Studios in Los Angeles in January 2015.
“I’m thrilled and delighted to be coming back to MPC, who has had incredible global expansion in both advertising and film over the last 25 years, working at the very highest creative levels,” says Davenport. “I’m excited to be helping with the new space in Culver City and expanding the existing teams in both New York and Los Angeles.”