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Jellyfish promotes Bristowe, Tanner

UK animation and VFX studio Jellyfish Pictures has promoted Matthew Bristowe to MD, with Sarah Tanner upped to succeed him as director of operations.

Matthew Bristowe

Bristowe joined Jellyfish as director of operations in 2019, following more than two decades in the VFX industry, including roles at MPC, DNEG, Technicolor and One of Us.

His new role will see him tasked with the day-to-day management of the company as well as growing revenue across Jellyfish’s VFX, art department and feature animation businesses.

Joining the company in 2017, Tanner has been Jellyfish’s HR director for three years. She will now oversee all operations and resources in addition to her HR responsibilities. Tanner and Bristowe will both report to Jellyfish founder and CEO Phil Dobree.

To support Bristowe and Tanner in their new roles, the company have hired a new head of infrastructure, Martin Weaver, who will report to chief technology officer Jeremy Smith, as well as working closely with Tanner.

Weaver boasts 30 years of industry experience, having held senior positions at MPC, ILM and Technicolor.

Jellyfish has also appointed a new HR manager in Eva Kilikitas, who will fulfil Tanner’s day-to-day HR duties.

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