The Cutting Room is introducing an Elevated Finishing Service, with specially assembled teams to provide anything from a focused fine tuning pass to a complete overhaul.

The Elevated Finishing Service integrates the talents of in-house edit consultants, seasoned senior editors, assistant editors, and management to collectively enhance the quality of individual films or series and get them across the finish line.

“We introduced our Elevated Finishing Service in response to market demands. It satisfies the need for extra hands and fresh eyes to deliver to commissioner expectations”, explained md Jen Lane (pictured).

“Clients have been asking for an integrated model that encompasses both ‘fingers on keyboards’ editing and the added value and experience of consulting.

Our teams work in tandem with the decision-makers to realise their vision and goals, while bringing something extra to the project. Now with our expanded team we have much more capacity and expertise. ”

The expanded Edit Consultant team at The Cutting Room has grown from six to ten members. That team now includes Zeb Achonu BFE (White Nanny Black Child), Jane Greenwood BFE (Rose Ayling-Ellis: Signs for Change) , Ben Stark BFE (Explorer) and Brett Irwin (Uprising). Their other consultants are Danny Collins BFE, Anna Price BFE, Kate Spankie, Sean Mackenzie BFE, Zoe Davis BFE and Ferg McGrath BFE.

“There are a myriad of reasons a documentary may need our services: changes in access or archive materials, a new editorial direction, shifting schedules or the ever-present talent gap. This is a new way to address those age-old challenges”, said Ferg McGrath.

“It’s thrilling to have these four amazing talents join our team. Now, with ten industry-leading Edit Consultants, we have a much wider breadth of know-how and experience to advise productions and to enhance and elevate their films.”

The Cutting Room is the UK’s first facility offering documentary editing, consulting and elevating. It is based in Angel London. It was founded by Ferg McGrath BFE and is run by MD Jen Lane.



Pippa Considine

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