The recently-sold Twickenham Film Studios are to receive a major technology upgrade from their new owners, including the installation of new 3D projectors for the studios’ screening theatres.
The West London studio complex was bought out three months ago by property magnate, Sunny Vohra, and its new chief operating officer, Maria Walker, this week announced the plans of the £1 million equipment overhaul.
Addressing industry professionals at a presentation at London’s Rembrandt Hotel this week, Walker said that they had already attracted a range of new clients and been able to order enough new equipment to make it “the most up-to-date, highly equipped studio in the country”.
“We are doing a lot,” she told the industry publication, Screen Daily. “We’re getting the word out that we are the best studio post-production facility in the country.”
As well as the top-of-the-line new projectors for the screening theatres, a new Dolby Atmos surround sound system has been bought for one of the rooms. Investment has also been made in three new mixing consoles – including two DFC Geminis – for the theatres, and there are also plans for the construction of three new television mixing rooms and a grading suite.