TFS carry out the Foley on new James Bond feature No Time To Die

No Time To Die is the 25th in the James Bond series produced by Eon Productions and once again sees the return of Daniel Craig in his fifth outingas the British MI6 agent.

It is directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga from a screenplay by Neal Purvis, Robert WadeCary Joji Fukunaga, and Phoebe Waller-Bridge.

Léa SeydouxBen WhishawNaomie HarrisJeffrey WrightChristoph WaltzRory Kinnear, and Ralph Fiennes reprise their roles from previous films, with Rami MalekLashana LynchAna de Armas, Dali Benssalah, Billy Magnussen, and David Dencik joining the cast as new characters.

Recruited to rescue a kidnapped scientist, globe-trotting spy Bond finds himself hot on the trail of a mysterious villain, who’s armed with a dangerous new technology.

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The TFS team joined a stellar line up of artists on the feature working closely with Supervising Sound Editor Oliver Tarney to bring the epic Foley to life.

Foley Supervisor – Hugo Adams
Foley Mixer – Adam Méndez
Foley Artists – Andrea King, Sue Harding
Foley Assistants – Sophia Hardman, Oli Ferris

It’s theatrical release will follow on 30 September 2021 in the UK and 8 October 2021 in the US.

Check out the new Trailer here.

Download the official James Bond No Time To Die podcast here.

TFS is hiring a new Finance Director

JOB TITLE: Director of Finance

DEPARTMENT: Senior Management

LOCATION: Twickenham Studios

REPORTS TO: Managing Director

CREATED/REVISED: July 2021

 

Department Overview:

Twickenham Studios based in leafy St. Margarets has a rich and successful heritage, founded in 1913. From Script to Screen – Twickenham Film Studios have been producing films for over 100 years. A home for filmmakers, as well as being a centre for latest innovation and technology across all our offerings.

Recently acquired and operated by Time+Space Studios, Twickenham studios is known for being one of Britain’s leading production and post-production facilities. Offering Oscar winning Sound, Stages and Picture post-production across Film and TV projects for International and US high profile Film Studios as well as Independent Films and all key Streaming platforms.

Multimillion pound investments in 2020 and 2021 on the existing site, buildings, infrastructure and technology mean Twickenham Studios is able to expand and increase our world class facilities, cutting edge technology and award-winning talent to all of our clients worldwide.

Primary Purpose:

As Director of Finance, you will be responsible for ensuring the procedures, policies and processes by which the Twickenham Film Studios manages its resources and finances. Ensuring these are rigourously applied and proposing suitable improvements and enhancements to the CFO. Reporting to the Managing Director, you will ensure that robust frameworks and reporting are in place to satisfy all requirements and act as a champion for internal controls and fraud awareness. You will need to combine strong business and financial acumen alongside excellent people and client facing skills whilst creating, maintaining and evolving the business and financial analysis and reporting to a granular level.

You will be reponsible for ensuring financial accountability and reporting across all departments ensuring in depth reporting and analysis to understand each facet of the company and its true performance and profitability. You will provide support across the organisation at senior levels to ensure that all obligations are properly understood and complied with to create conditions for ongoing success. You will utilise your strong business accumen to ensure you lead the way and motivate other HOD’s to analyse their individual P&L at departmental level.

As a qualified accountant, you will bring proven technical expertise along with experience within a comparably complex environment and extensive understanding of Coorporation level standards in financial reporting and control. A collaborative and inclusive leader, you will evidence past success in developing and maintaining a high performing team to support an effective finance function.

You will bring not just capability, but a clear sense of a strong value set in line with an organisation that champions inclusion, diversity, collaboration and successful delivery.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Detailed FP&A and experience with commercial negotiation
  • End-to-end P&L management, cashflow management and capital investment appraisal
  • Provide high quality strategic financial planning, modelling and analysis that supports professional, accurate and risk-based decision-making.
  • Leading on the preparation of financial planning and annual budgets through to year-end audit with the support of a high calibre team
  • Develop financial strategy and operations to underpin funding growth and delivery of TFS objectives
  • Report to the Board on financial performance, strategy, risk and resilience
  • Producing comprehensive financial reports for key stakeholders with further self driven analysis
  • Have oversight for the development of the finance control and systems infrastructure to ensure the organisation and team have the tools necessary to support the growth of the organisation
  • Provide effective leadership and professional development to the Finance team to ensure service excellence through skills and systems, with experience of developing teams to produce high integrity accounts and financial information
  • Ensure that colleagues across the organisation are supported to deliver their resource responsibilities to a high standard, decisions are financially robust, compliance obligations are met; and risk is effectively managed
  • Production of budget and business performance board packs and presentations
  • Continually improve financial control/policies and proviving detailed variance analysis for the MD

Required Skills/Knowledge:

  • A qualified accountant (e.g. ACA, ACCA or ACMA) with significant knowledge and experience of leading a finance function to successfully deliver the full range of financial management activities
  • 5+ years’ experience at a similar financial level within a large media based company, or production or post production facility/studio delivering high end content.
  • Experience of successfully reviewing, designing and delivering change to/in a finance function. Including effectively engaging with a broad range of stakeholders, leading and supporting staff and ensuring that change is positioned to deliver optimal outcomes
  • Experience of providing leadership and management to a cross-functional team. This should include providing guidance, development, management and challenge with the ability to deploy a range of management styles.
  • Experience of driving high performance, developing staff and managing issues of performance and conduct successfully
  • Highly developed skill in building relationships for influence across a range of culturally, geographically and professionally diverse colleagues. Ability to actively listen, and understand the perspectives, and own the priorities, of others; to influence and build better mutually beneficial outcomes
  • Intellectual curiosity including a strong disposition to seek out diverse views, engage with difference of option and consider new and novel ways of doing things. Ability to adapt plans and approaches to a range of contexts
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritise both personal and team workloads to ensure that tasks are delegated appropriately, and targets met within a fast-paced environment.
  • Able to constructively appraise other senior management and shareholders of project statuses with capability to provide insight and guidance on future endeavours.
  • Clear understanding of benchmarking mechanisms and contractual requirements.
  • Familiarity with all current conditions of service, contracts of employment, health and safety legalities and their impact on staff.
  • Ability to remain calm and effective in difficult situations.
  • A logical and fast approach to problem solving, with a tolerance for ambiguity in a rapidly evolving environment.
  • Resilient, tenacious, flexible, diplomatic, committed with strong interpersonal skills and a willingness to get involved with precise attention to detail.

Applications via email to be made to vacancies@timeandspace.coPlease send your CV and a cover letter. The deadline for interested applicants is Monday 18th October.

BFI London Film Festival unveils 2021 programme for “full force” hybrid edition featuring TFS work.

Pablo Larrain’s Spencer, Maggie Gyllenhaal’s The Lost Daughter and Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch are among the 159 features that will play the 65th BFI London Film Festival (LFF, October 6-17), which will also screen episodes one and two of the third season of HBO’sSuccession.

The festival will play 21 world premieres in its feature programme, including Sarah Smith and Jean Philippe-Vine’s Ron’s Gone Wrong, the debut feature from UK animation studio Locksmith Animation.

Titles will play both at cinemas in London and UK-wide at 10 LFF partner venues, with select virtual premieres also hosted on the BFI Player online platform.

In a first for the festival, gala titles will play each night at the Royal Festival Hall in London’s Southbank Centre as part of the festivall’s new Southbank hub that will also include BFI Southbank. The Royal Festival Hall has a capacity of 2,700; its usage for LFF will be over 2,000, with the exact number to be confirmed.  Audience capacity is yet to be confirmed.

 

The TFS team worked on a number of films featured in this years festival including:

Belfast, dir. Kenneth Branagh

Last Night In Soho, dir. Edgar Wright

Ron’s Gone Wrong, dirs. Sarah Smith, Jean Philippe-Vine.

Check out the full programme here: https://whatson.bfi.org.uk/lff/Online/default.asp

TFS proudly host #Pride drinks for clients & staff ahead of what would have been the 2021 London Parade.

TFS are continuing their ongoing TFS #pride celebrations ahead of what would have been the London Pride Parade this Saturday 10th September to support the wider LGBQT+ community – love, respect, understanding.
Join for 6pm happy hour free #pride cocktails. music, treats and vibes which are being laid on in The Terrace. Come and join the fun! Curtis, Ruby and the Runners will be creating quite the colourful experience.

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TFS Foley + Sound team worked on Kenneth Branagh’s BELFAST launching in cinemas in November

Kenneth Branagh’s BELFAST is coming to cinemas on November 12th.

BELFAST is a poignant story of love, laughter and loss in one boy’s childhood, staring Golden Globe nominee Caitriona Balfe, Academy Award winner Judi Dench, Jamie Dornan, Ciaran Hinds, and Jude Hill.

It marks a stark shift from Branagh’s signature directorial efforts—which include Thor, Cinderella, and Murder on the Orient Express—but he believes now was the exact right time to tell his story. “In this last 18 months or so, there’s been this profound disturbance to what, in retrospect, was this innate comfort of the routine,” he says. “Suddenly, you live with this thing that human beings just don’t like: uncertainty.”

Our multi award winning TFS Foley team were so proud to work on the feature.

Foley Mixer: Sophia Hardman

Foley Artists: Oli Ferris & Sue Harding

Foley Editor: Arthur Graley

The TFS Sound team also completed the mix in our newly redesigned, state of the art Sound Theatre 2 with Mixers Simon Chase and Niv Adiri. Sound Design was by Soundbyte Studios and Supervised by James Mather.

Watch the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ja3PPOnJQ2k

Read more in Variety: https://variety.com/2021/film/reviews/belfast-review-kenneth-branagh-1235056300/

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TFS adds Jack Watts as Head of Technology & Standards.

Twickenham Film Studios has added Jack Watts as its Head of Technology and Standards. His role will involve developing and leading the technology, innovation and standards offering for TFS. Check out the press pick up:

Televisual

https://www.televisual.com/news/twickenham-film-studios-adds-head-of-tech-standards/

Broadcast

https://www.broadcastnow.co.uk/tech/twickenham-film-studios-adds-jack-watts/5162921.article

LBBOL

https://www.lbbonline.com/news/twickenham-film-studios-welcomes-jack-watts-as-head-of-technology-and-standards

Behind The Glass

https://www.behindtheglass.uk/article-select.php?id=282&cat=111&pag=1

Count Me In documentary released on Netflix with Sound + Picture by TFS.

Count Me In got released this week on Netflix. You can have rhythm without music but you can’t have music without rhythm.
This British documentary features some of rock’s greatest drummers as they come together in an inspiring rhythmic journey about the power of human connection.

TFS were proud to do the Sound Rerecording Mix, Foley and Picture on this drumming tour de force.

Director: Mark Lo
Writers: Claire Ferguson, Sarah Jobling, Mark Lo

Sound Rerecording Mixer: Will Miller
Foley Mixer: Sophia Hardman
Foley Artist: Oli Ferris
Mix Technician: Rob Davidson
Picture Post / Colourist: Michelle Cort

Check out the documentary imdb: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6889042/ and watch it now on Netflix.

TFS MD Cara Sheppard joins Broadcast Tech Innovation Awards as a Judge.

Our Twickenham Film Studios MD Cara Sheppard joins another key industry event – this time being invited as a judge at this years Broadcast Tech Innovation Awards.

The Broadcast Tech Innovation Awards celebrate the exceptional teams behind the most outstanding broadcast productions of the past year.

The 2021 award winners will be revealed at the live event at The Brewery, London on the 30 November alongside some comprehensive panels and sessions, taking place during the day.

Entries close on 17 September.

You can find more info here: http://broadcasttechawards.co.uk/

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Twickenham Film Studios continues to welcome more innovation talent hiring Jack Watts as Head of Technology & Standards.

Twickenham Film Studios continues with its expansion, growing the most talented, creative and innovation focused Film & TV team in the UK, with MD Cara Sheppard welcoming her most recent big name hire with Jack Watts joining as TFS Head of Technology & Standards.

Jack’s role will strategically develop and lead the technology, innovation and standards offering for the future -focused TFS studios – following on from the appointment of Tomasz Witkowski – Director of Technology & Engineering earlier this year and Head of Picture Stuart Bryce.

Jack brings over 15 years of experience evolving and developing production and post workflows and processes. He joins having most recently been a Solutions Architect through his own consultancy company, Trench Digital, where he provided media technology focused strategic services to a worldwide client base, as well as having headed up Technology and Development at Deluxe. Prior to that he was Technical and Development Manager at Technicolor Digital Cinema.

In his role at Deluxe his team ensured pipeline development, testing & integration of emerging formats with new technologies, such as the Interoperable Master Format (IMF). He oversaw the global alignment and coordination initiatives with sister facilities in Los Angeles, Madrid, Paris, and Sydney across the mastering, subtitling, digital FX, stereography, and media Services departments. Whilst at Technicolor he was responsible for workflow design and implementation across all EMEA facilities. Jack headed up the management of correct standards implementation in industry applications for client and 3rd party vendors. It is all such relevant experience and skills which he brings to the evolving new era Twickenham Film Studios.

His role at Technicolor Digital Cinema gave him a firm handle on the film production market ensuring his finger remains firmly on the pulse of both the realities involved in solving workflow challenges, as a service provider through to delivery, and the politics and challenges faced in the world of digital cinema.

As a technology and innovation thought-leader, he believes that there is no greater time to be joining such a new generation, future thinking studios like TFS with its award-winning talent and state of the art offering across Studios, Picture, Sound and Workspace – and an incredibly exciting time to be part of the buoyant UK Film & TV industry. The awareness of open-source toolkits via social media has been so positive for filmmakers, developing a sense of informed community. He wants to take all clients that work with TFS on the most informed, clever, secure workflow that is possible, enabling all productions to create and store their best work at the studios.

Jack Watts says on his TFS role and the future of the technology and standards offering within the multi-awarded Film & TV studios: “Twickenham Film Studios is taking a refreshing approach in transforming their current service lines to a highly efficient refactored production and post-production business. I look forward to working alongside this highly regarded team and building a modern-day production and post-production pipeline and developing a next-level client experience!”.

Tomasz Witkowski, TFS Director of Technology & Engineering says about Jack joining the team: “As Head of Technology & Standards at TFS Jack will be designing and overseeing the implementation of TFS’ workflows, infrastructure, and content security across the company’s Picture and Sound services. He will assist in evolving or future technology strategy alongside me. He and the team will enable TFS to create an elevated production and post-production service offering. Jack is a leader in the technology industry participating in regular standards forums and is a highly regarded industry voice for how technology can bring about future focused change. Jack’s appointment and other recent hires TFS will the most innovative Film & TV Studios in the UK”.

TFS MD Cara Sheppard comments on Jack’s appointment: “Tom Witkowski (Dir of Technology & Engineering) and I, have known Jack for many years and have collaborated closely with him previously on several occasions. His technical expertise and industry pedigree means he is so well respected worldwide. We are so thrilled that he is so passionate about what we are doing here at TFS, that he wanted to come and join our team to really help grow our technical offering and streamline our site-wide workflow solutions. The addition of Jack alongside Tom will allow the studios to completely rethink and fully evolve our technical architecture and create innovative solutions for all productions. Jack will be overseeing and developing a next-level pipeline and creating bespoke technical services for all clients who work with us”.

TFS Director of Tech & Engineering Tomasz Witkowski joins HPA Engineering Excellence judging panel.

It was great to have our TFS Director of Technology & Engineering Tomasz Witkowski invited to take part in last weeks HPA Engineering Excellence judging panel. Tom was thirlled to be invited by Leon Silverman. There was some very interesting tech sessions and product overviews, as well as a very strong line up of judges on the panel.
Find out more about HPA here: https://hpaonline.com
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