Post house Azimuth has appointed Directors Cut’s Kate Davis as Head of Audio where she will set up a new audio department.
Davis headed up the Directors Cut audio department for over 11 years where she mixed major popular factual, entertainment and arts programmes, including ‘Travelman: 48 Hours in…’, DNA Journey, and Glastonbury: 50 Years and Counting. She was nominated for a BAFTA in 2019 for her work on the Classic Albums ‘Amy Winehouse: Back to Black’ film and was the recipient of the Women in Film and TV ‘Creative Technology’ Award in 2021.
Davis’ hire arrival comes after Azimuth’s recent move from its original Soho base to a new facility and “a new chapter in its development of finishing high end creative storytelling and factual entertainment.”
Part of this expansion is a new Audio department that Davis will set up.
Kate Davis said: “Opportunities to build a new department with the latest audio tech don’t come along very often, so I was thrilled to be asked to join Azimuth and their fabulous team to embark on this adventure with them. To be involved from so early on, and to have the chance to drive forward the future of audio post production in their state of the art Dolby Atmos studios, is something I’m really thrilled to be a key part of.
“I’m excited and inspired to start building up a talented and passionate team and, once established, my role will be to focus on leading the department through future technical and creative challenges, working towards cementing our reputation as one of the leading Audio Departments in the country.”
Azimuth’s Yives Reed and Carl Grinter said: “We’ve been following Kate’s career for a long time; she consistently produces work of the very highest quality and has been involved in numerous engaging and immersive projects.
“With her charisma, creativity, technical knowledge and reputation, Kate is naturally collaborative and her influence will permeate every aspect of not only our new audio department but our company overall. On top of that she has a magnetic personality, unrivaled drive, energy and experience and is a joy to work with.
“It really is an absolute privilege to have Kate join us, she’s in high demand and I know with her on board we are going to be able to create, and be part of, even more exciting audio post production both creatively and technically, have the opportunity to work with new directors and producers and expand our business further.”
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