Postproduction Company Framestore Names James Razzall President, North America Advertising

By Erik Oster 

Creative studio Framestore promoted James Razzall to president, North America advertising.

Framestore is the postproduction company responsible for the dazzling effects in such campaigns as McCann’s Lockheed Martin “Trip to Mars” VR school bus.

Razzall has served as managing director since the beginning of 2017, successfully building a base for U.S. operations in New York before reinforcing Framestore’s West Coast operations in Los Angeles. Razall will continue to be based in Los Angeles in his new role. He originally joined Framestore as a producer in London in 2000.


“I am very proud of what we have achieved in the U.S. over the last 15 years. Our amazing team bridges the gap between advertising, technology and entertainment perfectly, and our three creative hubs, in Los Angeles, New York and Chicago, are constantly being challenged to come up with innovative ways to tell stories and present beautiful imagery,” Razzall said in a statement.

“The work speaks for itself and is testament to the people we have at Framestore, and I am truly honored to be leading this next phase and finding out what the future holds. From what I’ve seen, the next few years are going to be very exciting,” he said.

Framestore also promoted executive producer Krystina Wilson to managing director of its Chicago office and appointed Charles Howell managing director in New York.