TFS carries out Sound Mix on new Netflix feature Army of Thieves.

Army of Thieves is a 2021 heist comedy film Directed by Matthias Schweighöfer, from a screenplay by Shay Hatten, based on a story he wrote with Zack Snyder. A prequel to Army of the Dead – the second installment in the franchise.

The film stars Schweighöfer, who reprises his role as Ludwig Dieter, alongside a supporting cast that includes Nathalie Emmanuel, Ruby O Fee, Stuart Martin, Guz Khan and Jonathan Cohen with music composition by the incredible Hans Zimmer.

A mysterious woman recruits bank teller Dieter to help her crew crack three legendary safes across Europe.

The TFS team loved working on this exciting feature – with Rerecording Mixers Tim Cavagin and Max Walsh working on the mix –
which was done in Theatre 2 in Dolby Atmos and was chosen by Netflix to showcase their new Dolby Atmos format Ambio.

Watch the trailer >> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ith2WetKXlg

TFS were proud to carry our the Sound Mix on Edgar Wright’s latest release Last Night In Soho.

Go on a neon-fueled thrill ride to 1960s Soho. Lastnightinsohomovie is in theatres now.

Dreams really do come true – from the imagination of Director Edgar Wright.

The TFS Sound Team worked with lead mixer Julian Slater with our Re-recording Mixers Tim Cavagin and Will Miller carrying out the supporting mix on this new feature.

Working with Focus Features and Working Title Films.

Trailer >> https://lnkd.in/dDvQQc6U

 

Twickenham Film Studios Receive Planning Approval for Major Expansion of the Historic Campus

The expansion of the Oscar-winning film studio will provide jobs for local residents and attract new investment from national and international film production companies.

Operated by TIME+SPACE Studios with Developer General Projects, Twickenham Film Studios has been granted planning consent by Richmond Council’s Planning Committee. The approved plans are focused on future-proofing the two acre site to create a hybrid of film studios and production facilities. Alongside new amenities and a creative hub, the ambition is to turn Twickenham Film Studios into a market leading cultural destination with enhanced public areas, co-working spaces for local businesses, a café and a boutique cinema.

Currently sitting at 105,000 sq ft, the plans propose an extension of approximately 19,000 sq ft across the site, with the majority of new space to be used in association with the operation of the studios. Employing up to 1,000 people, Twickenham Film Studios is one of the London Borough of Richmond’s largest employers and the development will provide 60 new jobs post-completion, in addition to a spending uplift in the local economy of GBP2.5 million PA. As with other General Projects’ developments, the focus remains to benefit the local community while breathing a new life to the area.

Sustainability will also play a pivotal role in the work, with initiatives that enhance site’s biodiversity, urban greening and reduce carbon emissions through the use of on site renewables.

Speaking of the approved plans, Jacob Loftus CEO of General Projects, says: “Our work constantly seeks to find opportunities to support the arts and culture sector, so working on a project like Twickenham Film Studios is truly exciting. With its rich history and heritage, our collective focus is to future-proof this incredible facility –  through careful expansion, enhancing public access and delivering a benchmark creative resource for the next generation of content creators”

This move from The Creative District Co comes as part of their wider plan to develop brand new studios around the UK as part of a £500m investment. Ultimately aiming to create 5,000 jobs and a million square feet of production space by 2024. With studios planned for Liverpool, Ashford, Birmingham and more, Twickenham proudly sits as the brain and HQ of its offering to date in the UK.

Jeremy Rainbird & Piers Read, Co-Founder + CEO’s of The Creative District Co, comment: “The news that our planning application has been approved ensures the evolution of Twickenham Film Studios, building on its 113 year heritage for its next 100 years. We are putting in motion our vision to take this much loved heritage site and bringing it into a new era as the very best in class; creating a tech and innovation hub in London, whilst using sustainable architectural designs across the campus. This is an ethos that speaks to our UK network of creative campuses that we are developing up and down the country.”

Twickenham Film Studios is London’s oldest film studio, established by the London Film company in 1913. The multi-award-winning studios retains strong local ties, as well as having global recognition, with numerous renowned films having been produced there, including The Italian Job, Bohemian Rhapsody and 1917.

Twickenham Studios is a perfect match to General Projects’ long-standing commercial and development criteria of creativity, quality and growth.

Cara Sheppard, Managing Director of Twickenham Film Studios, a TIME+SPACE Studios company, says: “This approval means we can forge ahead at pace with our ambitious site wide plans for a centre of creative, tech and innovation excellence here in St Margarets. A campus that will nurture and welcome next generation talent, as well as attracting world renowned talent to further compliment our current multi-award winning artists and expert management team we have brought together all working to meet the ever increasing demand of Film & TV content.”

Screen Daily | https://www.screendaily.com/news/uks-twickenham-film-studios-receives-planning-approval-for-expansion/5164836.article

Behind The Glass | https://www.behindtheglass.uk/article-select.php?id=306&cat=111&pag=10

LBBOL | https://www.lbbonline.com/news/twickenham-film-studios-receive-planning-approval-for-major-expansion-of-historic-campus

The Knowledge | https://www.theknowledgeonline.com/the-knowledge-bulletin/post/2021/11/02/twickenham-studios-expansion-gets-go-ahead

KFTV | https://www.kftv.com/news/2021/11/02/twickenham-studios-expansion-greenlit

Property Funds World | https://www.propertyfundsworld.com/2021/11/01/308529/general-projects-secures-planning-approval-expansions-twickenham-film-studios

Property Week | https://www.propertyweek.com/news/twickenham-film-studios-expansion-plans-approved/5117141.article

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TFS Rerecording Mixer Craig Irving joins IBC355 on-demand Webinar ‘Post Production: The tools for crafting quality content’

Our TFS Rerecording Mixer Craig Irving was invited to join IBC365 on-demand exploring the latest tools for crafting content, from the assembly of rushes through to mixing, mastering and the creation of deliverables.

From the first cut of a project to the creation of a polished master, the post production process is where the many audio and visual elements of a project come together for the first time.

The webinar focused on the latest tools for crafting content, from the assembly of rushes through to mixing, mastering and the creation of deliverables. In considering the cutting-edge technology available to post professionals it explored the trends that are shaping the way content is crafted, including the demand for UHD and HDR content, the importance of tools for project management and collaboration and working remotely, the impact of the cloud on storing and processing content, as well as the role of artificial intelligence in helping to boost efficiency.

He joined a panel of industry experts examining tools and workflows for:
• Importing and managing content
• Audio
• Offline edit
• Online and VFX
• Grading
• Delivery
Check out the on-demand webinar here:
https://www.ibc.org/webinars/on-demand-post-production-and-the-tools-for-crafting-quality-content/7920.article

TFS welcomes Soho Media Club and Birmingham City University for Film & TV education session.

As TFS further continues supporting next generation talent to welcome a new era of skilled talent in to the industry – this week we welcomed Soho Media Club in to the studios.
All part of opening the doors to the Film & TV Industry – creating content for media students at Birmingham City University to help them with their career journey.

Thanks to all the amazing panellists…including our TFS Director of Tech & Engineering Tomasz Witkowski, Head of Tech & Standards Jack Watts and TFS Head of Sound / Sound Mixer Craig Irving.

Rebecca Saw; Muriel (Mo) Narh; Roses Okhipo; Pippa Considine; Sandra Ogbonna; Morwen Williams …for sharing what the current opportunities are, what media is really like and giving some really solid practical tips.
Special thanks to host Muki Kulhan & James Goodenough on camera!

Looking forward to Soho Media Club sharing invaluable advice with the students in November.

TFS is looking to hire a new Post Producer to work closely with Head of Production Cherri Arpino and Head of Picture Stuart Bryce

JOB TITLE: Post Producer

DEPARTMENT: Production & Sales

LOCATION: Twickenham Studios

REPORTS TO: Head of Production

CREATED/REVISED: October 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 of the Job: 

The Post Producer responsible for managing our most high profile productions through the facility. Being the conduit for all communication throughout the facility bringing together all the specialists and talent from other departments to deliver both feature films and high end episodic television to the highest standard.

The candidate will have excellent technical knowledge of both production and post production workflows and have an excellent understanding of delivery standards and procedures. The Post Producer will have excellent communication and client handling skills with a drive for excellence and for delivering an exemplary level of service. This role is the main point of contact for our highest profile clients and must be polite, articulate, prompt with communication, calm, professional and proactive with problem-solving.

The Post Producer needs to be a merticulous with recording information with an eye for detail to ensure our facility resources are well utilized whilst ensuring our client billing is accurate. The ideal candidate would be someone with an already established profile within the post production industry as a reliable and successful Post Producer or D.I Producer who is looking to ensure our facility is forward thinking, innovative and the industry leader in post production.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Project manage feature films and episodic television. Develop a full overview of the entire production pipeline, understanding these areas and utilising specialist team members to execute the work required.
  • Contribute to an effective project management team that is fully integrated and highly collaborative with artists, operations and technical services.
  • Understand and manage all requirements around deliverables, co-ordinate workflow solutions and generate effective but flexible schedules and provide detailed cost and billing analysis for each production.
  • Proactively drive and motivate a team of artists in day to day operations to deliver results.
  • Build and maintain sustaining relationships with clients at all levels and actively assist in the sales process, winning repeat business and taking part in any resolution of issues. Set expectations for and actively drive exemplary Client Experience throughout the building and the business.
  • A key contributor to the quoting process whilst being accountable for project profitability through timely billing activities and full post production resource utilisation.
  • Actively communicate, document and maintain processes and procedures aligned to workflow and business process along with the occasional business / project plans aligned to business strategies.
  • Contribute to the bidding process while being accountable for project profitability through timely billing and full and efficient resource utilization. Articulate, document and maintain processes and procedures aligned to workflow and business process.

Skills Required:

  • 5+ years experience working in a Post Production environment, detailed knowledge of DI, audio, mastering and deliverables.
  • A track record as a Senior Post Producer / Project Manager on Studio Level Features and high end TV Drama.
  • Excellent knowledge and experience of feature film and episodic television Post Production processes and industry standard deliverables.
  • Proven ability to build and maintain sustaining relationships with clients at all levels. This includes excellent client handling skills, established relationships along with experience in generating new business from existing and new clients.
  • In general, strong communication skills, excellent organizational skills, ability to work on own initiative and proactively handle day to day client services issues, escalating and resolving these where appropriate
  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to interface with talent and clients regularly and maintain excellent working relationships.
  • Excellent client relation skills and professional profile within the industry
  • To be a team builder and works efficiently as part of a team
  • Ability to prioritise and have excellent organisational skills
  • Ability to remain calm and effective in difficult situations
  • Flexibility around normal working hours, to include evenings and weekends as required
  • A logical and fast approach to problem solving
  • Precise attention to detail
  • Resilient, tenacious, flexible, diplomatic, committed with strong interpersonal skills and a willingness to get involved
  • Numerate with good basic level maths, able to remain accurate under stress
  • Computer Literate and experienced using computer packages
  • Familiarity with Conditions of Service, Contract of Employment, Health and Safety and their impact on staff.
  • Understands the importance of Twickenham Film Studios values, policies, procedures and guidelines, including Health & Safety guidelines

Applications via email to be made to vacancies@twickenhamfilmstudios.com. Please send your CV and cover letter. The deadline for interested applicants is Friday 29th October.

TFS is hiring a new Digital Marketing Manager

Twickenham Film Studios  |  Job Description

JOB TITLE: Digital Marketing Manager

DEPARTMENT: Marketing

LOCATION: 

Twickenham Film Studios in St.Margaret’s

Some work as well at Hornsey Town Hall in Crouch End / office in Kings Cross

REPORTS TO: Marketing Director

APPLICATION: Sunday 31st October

CONTRACT: *This is a full time role. Salary based on the candidate’s experience.

Department Overview:

We are looking for a highly talented, motivated and passionate DIGITAL MARKETING MANAGER to join our growing Film & TV Studios family.

The role would be working in to the Marketing Director and two Co-Owners working across numerous projects mainly for the TIME + SPACE Studios (Twickenham Film Studios) as well as some support to TIME + SPACE Co (Hornsey Arts Centre) and The Creative District Improvement Co.

The role is full time and would be based from:

Twickenham Film Studios in St.Margaret’s

Some work as well at Hornsey Town Hall in Crouch End / office in Kings Cross

Primary Purpose:

We are looking for a passionate digital marketing creator, social content creator, CRM manager to elevate the quality of our digital content and editorial.

This person will be managing multiple projects across all sites and businesses with a range of schedules, ensuring all projects are delivered to an exceptional standard.

The ideal candidate will be a digitally native – experienced, energetic, focused and self-motivated in relation to all social and digital systems. Have excellent attention to detail, creative eye and vision.

This is a demanding and fast paced position that requires someone who is proactive and positive.

They will work closely to support the Marketing Director with all wider marketing output including press, news, events, industry partnerships and beyond.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Website

  • Social

    • Instagram (Feed + Stories + Live + Reels) / Twitter / LinkedIn

      • Curate, manage and post all social content across all channels.

      • Create weekly / monthly social strategies for each channel.

      • Create slates / insta imagery / video content.

      • Ensure exponential social growth across all channels.

      • Manage paid for posts.

      • Ensure links and tags with key creative partners and platforms.

      • Create Vimeo / YouTube account – update and manage all video content to be uploaded there.

      • Create IMDb account – update and manage.

  • Digital Marketing | Mailchimp

    • Curate, manage and share all weekly Mailchimp campaigns.

    • Manage multiple projects across all sites with a range of budgets and schedules, ensuring all developments are delivered to an exceptional standard.

    • Include interviews / BTS content / work / talent / culture / event spotlights.

  • Merch

    • Design and manage all merch for each brand.

    • Purchase / track against budgets.

  • Marketing Team Support

    • Support with all team admin

      • File creation

      • Data capture

      • File uploads

      • Marketing folders / drive support

Required Skills / Knowledge:

  • 3-6+ years experience in digital / marketing / social / brands.

  • A very keen eye for creative brand language.

  • Passionate about contemporary design and digital content.

  • A love of creating engaging content.

  • Superb written and verbal communication skills.

  • Strong time-management skills and the ability to organize and coordinate multiple projects.

  • The ability to multitask and prioritise an ever changing workload under pressure to reach deadlines.

  • Flexible team player willing to do what it takes to get the job done; adaptable and enjoys a challenge.

  • Ability to keep company confidences – discretion and professionalism.

  • Excellent time and workload management skills with strong attention to detail.

    • Proficiency in all key social channels:

      Instagram / Twitter / LinkedIn / YouTube / IMDB / Mailchimp / LinkTree

       

    • Microsoft Office / Google / Keynote / Powerpoint

    • Canva

    • Later / Hootsuite

    • CRMs

    • And other productivity tools, with aptitude to learn new software and systems

Applications via email to be made to vacancies@twickenhamfilmstudios.com. Please send your CV and cover letter. The deadline for interested applicants is Sunday 31st October.

TFS’s expansion continues with the hire of Head of TV Studios Edward Harvey as part of the new TV Studios launch

Following on from other recent big name appointments, Cara Shappard TFS MD, continues the expansion and growth of the iconic Studios by welcoming Edward Harvey as Head of TV Studios, this is part of the launch of the new TV Studios.

Edward joins with nearly 30 years of experience in the TV industry as an expert in broadcast studio production and management.

He most recently worked with BT Studios to expand their independent client base and create propositions for a wider set of productions. Key name shows included Love Island AftersunLast Leg Paralympicsand I’m A Celeb Daily Drop within a VR space.

Prior to that he worked with Warner Brothers Leavesden to create new ideas to enhance the customer experience, establish new partner relationships and promote the facility.

Edward worked for over 25 years at The London Studios (ITV) with his last role as Head of Studio Management. He worked closely with client productions and the TLS team, applying best production processes to help enhance ideas and deliver entertaining shows whilst being cost conscious. He was also part of the Studio technology team delivering transitions such as SD to HD, Linear to Non Linear editing and 5.1 facilities.

Key production highlights that Edward has worked on in his career include: ITV Entertainment – Parkinson / The Chase / Audience With Lionel Ritchie / Blind Date. Open Mike – Alan Carr’s Chatty Man / Last Leg. Michael Hurll Television – British Comedy Awards. Blaze – SMTV / CDUK. Hat Trick – Have I Got News For You / Peter Principle. Avalon – Al Murray’s Happy Hour / Time Gentleman Please. Angst – Mock The Week. Olga TV – The Paul O’Grady Show. Talkback Thames – The Apprentice: You’re Fired.It is that calibre of work and key clients that the TFS team look forward to working with and welcoming across to the campus.

The brand new TV Studio at Twickenham will be designed to deliver dedicated studio space in West London to produce new shiny floor entertainment shows. The TV Studio is an exciting addition that will complement the rich heritage of working on some of the finest independent feature films and television dramas that have been produced on the campus.

The TFS TV Studio also offers important production services and facilities to ensure the smooth running and ease of every show including: on site car parking, 24hr security, production offices and meeting rooms, green rooms, private star entrance, star apartments and dressing rooms, art departments, costume stores, prop stores, hair and make-up, catering and The TFS Terrace bar / cafe.

MD Cara Sheppard TFS MD comments on Edward’s arrival: “I first met Edward when he came to work at Warner Brothers Leavesden and was incredibly impressed with his knowledge, passion and vision. As we further build out our TFS TV Studios he was the perfect person to come across to lead this set up.

He is such an experienced Studios expert in the Broadcast sector creating Production Solutions with a network of technical & craft talent. He places great importance on encouraging a collaborative environment with clients and colleagues alike and it is that way of working that we want to harness at all levels at TFS”.

Edward Harvey – new TFS Head of Studios says on joining the business:

“I am thrilled to be joining the expanding team and relish this exciting opportunity to head up and grow the TFS TV Studios. My new role will see me focused on building out the TV Studios entertainment offering – developing the key tech partner relationships as well as growing the network of great craft talent with whom TFS can help productions plan and execute brilliant shows within budget. We will also be focused on supporting facility providers to deliver outstanding client and audience experiences”.

 

Edward Harvey

Testing AR / VR gaming tech this weekend in TFS Studio for IBC Accelerator

We were proud to welcome Noitom aetting up in our TFS Studio 1 for a weekend of tech testing (and Vodaphone Coventry) for IBC #5gtechnology Accelerator.

With friends from Hado UK, Promod Esports, Digital Domain, Vodafone, Telenet, The park, QuarkXR, NetInsight, Huawei, NVIDIA and the superstar Muki Kulhan.

The team trialled a multi-location live XR eSports gaming broadcast using 5G technology.

Thanks to the whole team Mark Smith, Jim Sephton, Thomas Gere, Gary Trotman, Steven Hartley, Krasimir Nikolov, Gilles-Adrien Cenni, Marco Dias Silva, James Dean, John Canning, Richard Brown, Simon Demediuk, Mark McConachie, George Patchett, Tomasz Witkowski and Xiangyu Lian.

 

TFS Winter Warmer Collection this Oct + Nov

This October + November we are once again doing a TFS WINTER WARMER COLLECTION in support of our local homeless shelter Vineyard Community.

Vineyard is a charity with community at its heart. Dedicated to helping vulnerable individuals overcome personal crises, and the community at large build stronger bonds. Running crisis and social inclusion services from The Vineyard Community and six other locations in the local Richmond borough. Every day, they help individuals overcome personal crises and reconnect with society offering support during recovery. Bringing extensive experience resolving issues related to homelessness, addiction, loneliness and mental health.

The TFS Reception and Runners team will be collecting non-perishable food (tins / cans / dried) + warm clothing + blankets + sleeping bags + old tents brought in by any staff. clients and wider supporting industry before being distributed to the local Richmond charity at the end of each month.

This will go some way to further help as all such services, which are being more widely used and coming under pressure as the weather deteriorates and Covid has affected so many.

We look forward to welcoming lots of your donations – just drop them off to Reception!

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