MPC's Elson out, Roberton in


Michael Elson, head of film and COO of London-based visual effects and post facility Moving Picture Co., is leaving his post to pursue other film production interests.

Replacing him is Christian Roberton, head of film production at MPC.

Roberton has been with MPC for five years. He oversaw the company's work on "10,000 BC" and the upcoming "The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian."

MPC, a unit of Technicolor and one of the U.K.'s largest visual effects houses, is setting up a second office in Santa Monica, slated to open this year.

MPC has produced visual effects for such films as "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" and "Sunshine."