Post house Molinare has announced an expansion of its facilities with a new Flame suite and several new ‘premium’ offline suites at its Fouberts Place base and has also hired new senior team members.
Lesley Marr (pictured) will join Molinare as Director of Operations this month. Marr will oversee the operational efficiency of Molinare’s technical services, “maximising the synergies across all sites in the group and focusing on a strategy to support the changing workflow requirements of clients.”
She joins Molinare from Deluxe, where she was COO for Deluxe Media Europe, responsible for the integration of best practice operational workflows across multiple sites and most recently, worked on Deluxe’s transformation programme. Prior to Deluxe, she also held senior management positions at Sky and at Technicolor and is a board member of the UK Screen Association and IBC Conference Committee.
Marr said: “I am incredibly excited about joining Molinare and to be working back in post production – the heart of where the magic happens – at one of the most established facilities in London.”
Richard Cradick also joins Molinare as a Senior Online Editor. He joins from Technicolor and has recently worked on The Level, Endeavour, DCI Banks and Black Mirror. Cardick said: “I’m very excited to be joining Molinare. They have been at the pinnacle of post production for decades and the opportunity to work with such creative talent is something I’m really looking forward to, both as part of the Online department and the Molinare team as a whole.”
Molinare says the additional Flame suite has been been put in to meet the increasing demand for 4K. Molinare worked on several 4K & UHD productions in 2016, including The Crown and Captive for Netflix.
Molinare has also created six new premium offline suites at its Fouberts Place premises. These will be known as the ‘Carnaby suites’. Additional suites will be introduced and further refurbishment is planned across Molinare’s sites during 2017.
Julie Parmenter, Managing Director, commented: “Molinare had a very busy 2016 and it has demonstrated that we need to continue to grow to meet the needs of our expanding client base. I am absolutely delighted that both Lesley and Richard are joining us – they will bring with them a huge amount of experience and creativity, enabling us to extend our client offering even further. We’re very excited about 2017 and the fantastic productions we will be working on!”