Reliance MediaWorks expands film processing lab facility in UK

MUMBAI: Reliance MediaWorks has expanded its UK operations with the installation of a second high-end negative bath and additional facilities, enabling the company to now handle processing bonded feature films for Hollywood, British and European producers shooting in the UK. Earlier this year, Reliance MediaWorks had acquired the assets of ilab the UK.

The company’s portfolio includes BBC’s key drama productions like Spooks, Waking the Dead and New Tricks among others. The deliverables include the acclaimed and box office hit Earth for the BBC & Disney, the feature film version of the hit series Planet Earth.

Reliance MediaWorks UK now offers front-end, processing, restoration, 2D to 3D conversion and post-production services to broadcasters and studios. The company has added additional 5,000 sq. ft. premises on SOHO at 55 Poland Street in London to house its extensive film and media services offerings.

Reliance MediaWorks UK recently also unveiled the Complete 16 scheme with UK’s Fujifilm for a complete package on 16mm stock, processing, clean, prep and transfer. In addition the lab has ability to handle Super 16mm, 35mm and Super 35mm and Vista Vision film formats and can scan to any digital format.

Reliance MediaWorks CEO Anil Arjun said, "Our London lab has developed a reputation as one of the top processing labs anywhere in the world. As an integrated global film and media service provider, we see a strong business opportunity across Europe, which is why we are making significant investments to increase the capacity of our London lab and enable it to support work on major feature film productions as well."

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