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The Untold Stories of Starting a Creative Business.

Podcast #14:

Mike McGee

of Framestore

(Language: English)

Mike McGee is the co-founder and chief creative officer of Framestore, a global visual effects company. He founded Framestore with 4 partners in London, in 1986. 


Framestore has been referred to as Hollywood's go-to visual effects company and has received five Oscars - for Golden Compass, Gravity and Blade Runner 2049. Today, Framestore employs 3000 people across offices in London, New York, LA and Montreal, working across film, advertising and VR.


We talk with Mike about the importance of putting creativity first, about not making your job feel like a job and about doing what you love.

The Untold Stories of Starting a Creative Business.



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About the podcast

Early 2018, creative directors duo Paul Bakker and Jeroen de Korte launched creative agency And Now This. But how do you actually start a creative business? What are the watch-outs? What does it take to quit your job and get your own company up and running?


For aspiring creative entrepreneurs, any nugget of advice you can get from someone who's been there before is like gold. Naturally, Paul and Jeroen started talking to the people who came before them. But instead of keeping that valuable information to themselves, they wanted to share it with the global creative community. 

In the podcast, hosts Paul and Jeroen talk to founders of successful and inspirational creative agencies and businesses around the world. To uncover their untold stories. 

The podcasts are recorded in English and Dutch and released monthly.

To listen, subscribe to the podcast to get the latest episodes. 

"The Untold Stories of Starting a Creative Business" is produced in collaboration with music production studio Antfood and Amp.Amsterdam.




Paul Bakker and Jeroen de Korte
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