Ex Warner Brothers Leavesden operations director, Laurence McCormack, has joined Twickenham Film Studios as the new Director of Operations and Facilities.
The hire comes at a time of significant change including a full site redevelopment and redesign of the facility.
The appointment follows on from the recently unveiled TFS rebrand including a new look master brand redesign, as well as the new look front of campus, new reception space, signage and brand new Sound Theatre 2. McCormack and the team will lead the repurposing of all spaces across the campus of Studios, Picture, Sound, Workspace and Social including the new look Terrace cafe and bar.
McCormack will manage the daily operations and will be responsible for the runners, front of house team, client dedicated sales team and support to client productions across all areas of the TFS offering.
Previously McCormack spent nine years as Director of Operations at Warner Brothers Leavesden. He was responsible for getting the Warners studios site up and running, whilst also growing the operations and client service team. Some of his highlight projects included supporting the production team behind the Mission Impossible franchise as well as many other Hollywood blockbusters. Before Warner Brothers he was Head of Admissions for Merlin Entertainment.
TFS MD Cara Sheppard comments on Laurence McCormack’s hire: “Having worked with Laurence previously at Warner Brothers I was so keen to have him join our expanding team at such an important time for the business. His dedication to all areas of our client experience and hugely well regarded ways of working made him the perfect hire. I am also very excited about having him join our senior management team using his expertise to further improve all aspects of our offering. Our focus remains as ever on the quality of the work we get to be involved in and our key client relationships. Having Laurence part of the team means we are guaranteed to be able to deliver the very best experience across our studios, picture, sound, workspace and social. As we continue redeveloping our campus as part of the redesigned TFS brand, it is a major time of change and growth for the business and the next era feels to be such a very positive and exciting one”.
New TFS Director of Operations & Facilities Laurence McCormack adds: “‘It is an absolute privilege to join Twickenham Film Studios at this pivotal time of major change for the business, and to be part of such an experienced and multi awarded team that’s rich with talent, passion and personality. With the rich heritage, focus on creativity, community and innovation as well as the emphasis on excellent service delivery – my focus is to ensure that we provide our clients with an unrivalled level of service from start to finish and also to engage them in the upcoming projects that will ensure TFS remains the go to, world class facility for the next chapter in the studios story”.