Michael Elson has stepped down as head of film and COO at UK-based Moving Picture Company.

He will now pursue other film production interests.

Christian Roberton, who had been head of production for film at MPC, will take over as head of film.

'Michael has played an enormous part in establishing MPC as a global player in the field of Feature Film VFX and has always prioritised creative excellence; this has had an enormously positive impact on both the Film and Commercials business at MPC,' said CEO Mark Benson. 'Christian, Head of Film Production at MPC, who has most recently overseen the MPC VFX on 10,000BC and Narnia, Prince Caspian, will be taking over from Michael and will head up the Film side of our business as our Head of Film. Christian is an extraordinary talent, and exactly the right man to lead us forwards into the exciting future of Feature Film VFX.'