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Tuesday 19 September, 16:30-19:00pm *** The Hive @ Garden Studios, 42-50 Steele Road, NW10 7AS *** Free registration
Reel Park Royal is one of the most important business clusters in the UK for the TV/Film sector. We have a competitive advantage of superior connectivity (now including HS2 and the Elizabeth Line), a strong ecosystem and in-demand talent.
Here in Park Royal, we are home to film studios, virtual production, lighting and camera providers, props companies, machine shops, make up artists and more.
With TV/film production spend in the UK surpassing £5.64 billion in 2021, now is the time to come together as “London’s TV/Film Village”. Come join us to meet your like-minded creative neighbours in the TV & Film sector, so we can learn what each other does, network, collaborate and do business together. We hope this will be the first of many events.
16:45 Welcome and Introduction
17:00 Short talks by special guests
- Pete Moore, Head of Commercials at Focus Canning
- Joe Mackenzie, Business Development Lead at Mission Digital
- Michele Channer, Business Development Director at Black Island Studios/Panalux
- Debbie Adler, Head of Commercial at Garden Studios & Leone Buncombe, Head of Talent & Community Engagement at Garden Studios
17:30 Networking, food and drink
19:00 Event ends
About the special guests
Focus Canning has blossomed into a leading light in the film industry as an independent camera rental facilities company. They are proud to provide their expertise to some of the industry’s most exciting talent and have been depended on to care for the most complex productions. Focus Canning is a collective of camera purists where old school values fuse with progressive intent. They believe foremost in the power of people. Their team sheet is made up of seasoned veterans and trusted faces, many of whom have been part of the Focus Canning family since the beginning. They are fiercely independent and try to go about their work with imagination and flair. They have the agility to move nimbly, but have the scale and back-end to ‘punch with the heavyweights'.
Established in 2011, Mission Digital is one of the world’s leading DIT and digital dailies services companies with an exceptional list of feature film and high-end drama credits. Coupling this with an exceptional video playback team and futuristic virtual production services, it offers comprehensive digital services to productions of all sizes. Mission’s technicians support many of the world’s most in-demand cinematographers and directors, with an explicit agenda to enable the creative team to focus on storytelling with the confidence that the integrity of their vision will be communicated from the point of capture all the way to post.
With six stages, Black Island Studios is Central London’s largest film studio complex. The studios offer a number of features available at all stages, including: drive-in access, production offices, cycs, rigs, lighting facilities, dedicated green stages, sync sound options, spacious green rooms, and on-site catering. The largest stage (Black Island Stage 5) is an impressive 16,500 sq ft. In addition, there are major plant machinery on site as well as dedicated stage managers always on hand to help productions run as smoothly as possible. The stages are also fully supported by Panalux and Direct Digital for exclusive lighting hire.
Garden Studios was established in February 2021 and is the largest-scale film studio in central London with a total footprint of 300,173 sq. ft. They house five sound stages totalling 48,025 sq. ft., with the largest offering at 23,350 sq. ft, additional sound-treated stages, two virtual production stages one of 3186 sq. ft, with a 12 x 4m LED volume and the other 7815 sq. ft with a 26 x 4.5m LED volume (in partnership with Anna Valley) both with wet hire and three virtual production training rooms. Supporting spaces include production offices, workshops, green rooms, costume, and hair & makeup rooms, private meeting pods that overlook the canalside, and parking. Garden Studios was built with their values deeply embedded in the fabric of their studio. They prioritise sustainability, inclusivity, education, innovation, and accessibility. They’re still on a journey to reach all their sustainability goals but are proud to say that they have achieved B Corp™ certification and that they’re taking part in the Albert Studio Sustainability Standard, BAFTA’s film studio sustainability certification. Being a positive force in the local community is important to them and they try to achieve that through educational programmes, internships, a local artist-in-residence initiative, free use of studio space for local young talent, and The Hive, a shared workspace for local artists and makers which offers podcast, vodcast, and photography studios.
Garden Studios - Hive
42-50 Steele Road
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Refreshments sponsored by The West London Film and TV Skills Hub (led by the JGA group)