Twickenham Film Studios, operated by TIME+SPACE Studios, has hired Tom Witkowski as the TFS new Director of Technology & Engineering.
Witkowski will be tasked to “completely rethink and fully evolve the technology and innovation offering – overseeing and developing a next level technology pipeline and creating bespoke technical services for clients.”
Witkowski is ex Dolby Laboratories, Eclair, Ymagis Group, Sundog Media Toolkit and Arttech CInema amongst others – with over 12 years’ experience in the Global Film and TV industry.
He has previously been responsible for heading up technology teams dealing with content for Hollywood studios, independent filmmakers and advertising projects.
Witkowski brings years of experience evolving and redeveloping production and post-production workflows and processes. As the newly appointed TFS Director of Technology & Engineering he will be responsible for transforming the studios’ technology pipelines, workflow, network infrastructure and evolving the future technology strategy and offering.
Witkowski is also co-founder of the Soho Media Club – a network for production, post-production and distribution professionals.
Cara Sheppard, the Managing Director of TFS who recently joined from Warner Brothers De Lane Lea, comments on hiring Tom as the New Director of Technology & Engineering: “I am delighted to welcome Tom to the team – his energy, vast knowledge and vision for the future of innovation at Twickenham Film Studios is so key to inspiring a new era and evolving our offering as a studio. His experience of working closely with production, leading diverse operational and technical teams, to deliver engineering solutions that achieve production and operational efficiencies mean he will bring much needed expertise to the studios. In his new role as Director of Technology & Engineering at TFS, Tom will be primarily responsible for the overall technical operational activity and future development – to fully advance the quality, productivity and efficiency of the studio and post-production services. He will also be responsible for creating a technical innovation hub to create a centre for excellence and enhancement, leading a team of specialists and subject matter technical experts with varied and overlapping backgrounds. His appointment is a fundamental stepping stone towards positioning TFS as a technology and innovation hub focused around modern production workflows. We are continuing to evolve and grow our studios and I am incredibly excited about the future of Twickenham Film Studios.”
TFS new Director of Technology & Engineering Tomasz Witkowski says on joining the team: “I’m extremely proud to be taking up this new position and delighted to join Twickenham Film Studios at such a key time where I can help drive the next phase of TFS’s evolution and growth. I am totally focussed on repurposing the entire technical infrastructure and expanding and evolving our current technical services and facilities. I feel it is so important to lead our talented team, bringing them on board to implement a renewed innovation, technology and workflow strategy. I also very much look forward to bringing in a raft of new technology, software, tools and techniques to better serve our clients now and in the future. Technology is rapidly changing what clients expect from the services studios provide, and we want to stay one step ahead of these needs. In doing so, my focus will be on using technology to raise the bar and further enrich the relationship with our clients.”
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