Films@59 has opened a new camera, sound and lighting equipment rental arm at Bristol’s  Bottle Yard Studios.

George Panayioutou, Films@59’s Business Director, says: “Having a permanent presence at The Bottle Yard Studios was well overdue for us. We have provided camera kit and rushes management to a number of productions based there in the past few years, including Sanditon, Poldark, Trollied, The Spanish Princess season one and The Living and The Dead. We’re delighted to open our new branch there – it shows our commitment to our clients, puts us even closer to them and helps us provide the high level of service they expect.”
 
Live content technology specialists Loop Streaming and Productions Ltd has also opened a branch at the studios.

Nick Oldfield, Director and Head of Production at Loop Streaming and Productions Ltd, says: “Moving to The Bottle Yard Studios came at the perfect time for Loop. Over the past two years our client base, equipment and staff numbers has grown at a rapid pace – this meant we were at bursting point in our previous Clifton office. The move has, almost instantaneously, improved staff productivity, workplace enjoyment and the overall morale of the company ten-fold. Everyone at Loop is excited to be surrounded by like-minded professionals from the other businesses based here. I have no doubt that our specialities and professions will cross paths leading to working together on projects. As we continue to grow as a company, the whole team are looking forward to being part of such a vibrant new Loop HQ.”

Fiona Francombe, The Bottle Yard Studios’ Site Director says: “I’m delighted to welcome these two additions to our permanent tenant community. Films@59 are incredibly well respected, to have them officially established on site is a great boost for our industry reputation. Their services complement the equipment hire offered by our existing tenants Video Europe and Visual Impact, meaning we now have an even wider range of kit immediately available on site. As the first regional post house to gain Albert certification for sustainable policies, they are also on board with our aims to encourage lower carbon emissions in TV/film production. Loop are an exciting company leading the way in new broadcast solutions for live content, they add an innovative new specialism to the range of services our tenants offer.”

Staff Reporter