CGI studio REALTIME hires Libby Behrens as operations director

CGI studio REALTIME has followed up a period of rapid growth and expansion with the new appointment of operations director, Libby Behrens.

The studio, which works in the games, broadcast and automotive space and has credits including Sky TV’s A Discovery of Witches and BBC’s The War of the Worlds, recently announced a 60 per cent growth across its two UK studios in Manchester and Lancashire.   

Libby Behrens, who has more than a decade’s experience in media production in London, LA and New Zealand, joins the team from sports app Zwift, where she managed the implementation of new production processes as live operations producer. Previously, Behrens was LA-based Electric Theatre Collective head of operations. Behren’s credits include Virgin Media’s animated Usain Bolt TV Campaign and Massive Attack’s Voodoo in my Blood music video.   

Behrens will oversee the introduction of new technology, IT, resourcing, and staff and skills development at REALTIME. She commented, “I dipped out of the VFX world to experience the realm of game production but when the opportunity presented itself to come and join REALTIME, I just couldn’t resist. REALTIME has recently delved into more areas of the VFX arena, and I am really looking forward to working with the talented team on all things operations to support their massive growth.” 

REALTIME MD Tony Prosser said, “This role is very much a holistic appointment to support our team in this exciting period of growth. Libby joins us at a pivotal moment in the business to securely navigate our further expansion and help us to continue delivering innovative and quality work for our partners at a time we’re working on our biggest productions yet.”