Lauren McCallum

Head of Production – Europe

 

A specialist in VFX Management, Lauren McCallum brings over 15 years’ experience in the VFX industry across executive production management, studio leadership and global operations strategy, to her latest role as Head of Production for Scanline Europe.

 

As Head of Production Lauren is responsible for project delivery, aligning our European team to Scanline’s growing global footprint along with talent development and mentoring the next generation of leaders at the business. Lauren’s journey began as a runner at advertising house VTR in London’s Soho, taking her to India’s Hyderabad, Mumbai and Chennai studios as Line Producer for Prime Focus, via the Gravity team at Framestore and then onto her 8 year tour at Technicolor.

 

At MPC’s London and Montreal studios Lauren developed and managed production teams as Head of Production for The Jungle Book and Blade Runner 2049 to name a few of the features in her filmography. As Managing Director at Technicolor’s Mill Film she built a team of 800 in 18 months, launching studios in Montreal and Adelaide concurrently and delivered 7 projects as Executive Producer.

 

As a self confessed film fanatic Lauren delights in realizing film-makers vision through production and creative excellence and was drawn not just to Scanline’s innovation but principally Scanline’s global decentralized VFX production workflow.

 

A driving force within the VFX industry, Lauren is a specialist and champion for Diversity and Inclusion and is project lead for Scanline’s diversity and inclusion strategy. As MD at Mill Film Lauren impacted gender parity goals in the VFX industry as a whole by leading her team to deliver a 40% female creative ratio in 2019. That same year Lauren was named on the UK’s OUTstanding LGBT+ Role Models List, which recognizes those who are working to advance LGBT+ people in the business community. In addition Lauren won Deloitte and Start Proud’s Technology Leader to Be Proud Of award for contributions to VFX LGBTQIA leadership.

 

Lauren is an active member of ACCESS:VFX and Q-VFX and a member of both the Visual Effects Society and BAFTA where she regularly speaks on Diversity and Inclusion in VFX along with moderating panels at SiggraphLA 2019/2020 and WIA Summits 2020.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SELECTED CREDITS

 

 

BIOS (2021)

Visual Effects Executive Producer

 

LOVE AND MONSTERS (2020)

Visual Effects Executive Producer

 

EUROVISION SONG CONTEST: THE STORY OF FIRE SAGA (2020)

Visual Effects Executive Producer

 

THE TURNING (2020)

Visual Effects Executive Producer

 

UNDERWATER (2020)

Head of Production

 

CATS (2019)

Visual Effects Executive Producer

 

MALEFICENT: MISTRESS OF EVIL (2019)

Visual Effects Executive Producer

 

DORA AND THE LOST CITY OF GOLD (2019)

Visual Effects Executive Producer

 

X-MEN: DARK PHOENIX (2019)

Head of Production

 

GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS (2019)

Head of Production

 

THE NUTCRACKER AND THE FOUR REALMS (2018)

Head of Production

 

THE GREATEST SHOWMAN (2017)

Head of Production

 

JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE (2017)

Head of Production

 

MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS (2017)

Head of Production

 

JUSTICE LEAGUE (2017)

Head of Production

 

BLADE RUNNER 2049 (2017)

Head of Production

 

THE MOUNTAIN BETWEEN US (2017)

Head of Production

 

THE MUMMY (2017)

Head of Production

 

WONDER WOMAN (2017)

Head of Production

 

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES (2017)

Head of Production

 

ALIEN: COVENANT (2017)

Head of Production

 

KING ARTHUR: LEGEND OF THE SWORD (2017)

Head of Production

 

GHOST IN THE SHELL (2017)

Head of Production

 

MONSTER TRUCKS (2016)

Head of Production

 

PASSENGERS (2016)

Head of Production

 

FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM (2016)

Head of Production

 

SUICIDE SQUAD (2016)

Head of Production

 

THE SHALLOWS (2016)

Head of Production

 

INDEPENDENCE DAY: RESURGENCE (2016)

Head of Production

 

THE JUNGLE BOOK (2016)

Head of Production