New audio post production facility Pip Studios is to open its doors in June.
The company will provide audio localisation services for feature films, television, gaming and streaming services and has built six Dolby Atmos stages at the Pip Studios site in Winnersh, Berkshire.
Pip has been co-founded by Ally Curran, Mark Sheffield and Nigel Bennett. Curran previously worked at Deluxe for 6 years, where she held the position of Studio Manager, and before this was the Executive Assistant to the SVP of Theatrical Operations at Universal Pictures for 5 years.
Mark Sheffield comes to the company with 30 years of experience in the post production industry. In that time, he has held several high-profile roles in the audio post industry, including Dubbing Mixer at Pinewood Group, before becoming Re-Recording Mixer and later Director of Audio Operations at Deluxe – a post he held until last year. His international credits include Avatar, Prometheus, Transformers and Jurassic World.
Nigel Bennett will operate as Co-Founder and Chairman of Pip Studios, a position he will hold alongside his current duties as Managing Director at Molinare.
Before Molinare, Bennett was Creative Services Director at Pinewood Studios. In this position, he oversaw all post production and localisation services across the group, and delivered some of the most successful films of recent years.
Bennett commented: “This is such an exciting time to get into the localisation business. There is a clear increase in demand in the UK for localised content across various platforms, as the industry diversifies into new consumer trends. With our collective knowledge and expertise, we know the standards expected of us from our clients, and we can’t wait to get started in June.”
Combined, the trio have worked on over 200 films, including box office smash hits such as The Despicable Me and Fast and Furious franchises, Dunkirk, Fantastic Beasts, Baby Driver and Jumanji.