Reliance MediaWorks launches studio operations in Mumbai

    MUMBAI: Reliance ADA Group’s Reliance MediaWorks Ltd (RMW) has launched its studio operations in Mumbai. RMW studios comprises eight sound stages spread across a seven acre area within Filmcity in Mumbai with a total built-up area of 200,000 sq.ft.

    The RMW Studios will be the comprehensive resource for feature films, television, commercials, music videos, new media, gaming, special effects and special events.

    Built over a period of two years, the first phase of three sound stages is operational from January 2011 and the second phase comprising five sound stages will be operational by mid 2011. The RMW Studios capacity equals to 25 per cenr of Mumbai studio market.

    The RMW Studios have been built as per strict Hollywood compliant design specifications by Wylie Carter & Associates, who are Studio Specialist Architects from Los Angeles and have worked with Walt Disney Studios, Raleigh Studios, and DreamWorks SKG’s Playa Vista Studio. They were supported by LA based specialist consultants like Nadel Commercial Architects, John A. Martin Assoc. Structural Engineers, Levine & Seegel Mechanical Engineers and KSG Electrical Engineers.

    The RMW Studios are the first studios in India to have advanced technological features like super silent sync sound, 55 feet height, enormous live load bearing capacities and elephant doors which allow full truck access on to the stages. The fire safety and security measures at the studios are as per Los Angeles County Fire Department regulations.

    The RMW Studios are connected to an Optic Fiber network, which links it with the Reliance MediaWorks’ Film Post Production facilities in Film City, animation unit in Pune, TVC Post and Broadcast Post facilities in Andheri and international offices in LA and London and hence offers tapeless solutions from ‘origination to post production to playout’.

    Reliance MediaWorks CEO Anil Arjun said, “The launch of RMW Studios is a natural extension of the film and media services we’re already providing in the entertainment space. There is a severe shortage of high quality infrastructure in Mumbai and this need gap becomes more acute every year with the constant increase in big budget film, broadcast and advertising commercial productions. These Studios are a one stop solution that blends Infrastructure with technology, experience and aesthetics and a prominent step in an strategy to increase our footprint across the entire entertainment services value chain.”

    Along with the studio infrastructure, Reliance MediaWorks also offers end to end pre-production services like film cameras, multicam equipment, automated lights and LED walls for broadcast shows and events and expertise of a technically qualified team along with the equipments, and also has state of art post production facilities for films, broadcast shows and TV commercials.