Mark Benson, CEO of MPC
John Payne, Managing Director of RSA Films, Asia
In this episode we listen to two people with bags of experience in the world of production and storytelling discuss the new creative assets brands need in a multiplatform world.
MPC is a partner of the New Directors’ Showcase, which presents the best international young directorial talent and launches at Cannes Lions each year. Ridley Scott curated the showcase this year and we hear Mark and John talk about the sourcing and development of new talent.
And as both work in the entertainment industry, their chat would not be complete without some entertaining stories of mishaps and mischief, so listen out for John’s tale of an unexpected TV appearance in bondage gear.
About the guests:
Mark Benson is CEO of Academy Award-winning creative studio MPC. He started out, as many do in the production industry, as a runner, has worked as a post producer on famous ads, such as Anchor Butter’s “Dancing Cows” and Reebok’s “Dream Team”, and has led the company’s expansion into multiple territories.
John Payne is Managing Director for Asia at film and commercials production company RSA Films – the company founded by filmmaker Ridley Scott. He ran RSA’s music video production company Black Dog Films and later expanded the RSA Films business into Hong Kong and Shanghai. He heads up development at the recently formed Ridley Scott Creative Group, which aligns all RSA companies in one network.