UNIT has launched a new division, offering full picture-post production for high-end episodic TV drama & comedy and has made a series of appointments to run it.

UNIT Scripted will provide end-to-end services for the episodic market, including colour grading, online and online VFX, complementing UNIT’s existing high-end VFX & CGI offering.

UNIT already has “several” productions confirmed for the new division.

Louise Stevenson joins UNIT as Head of Scripted. Her credits include His Dark Materials, Black Mirror, Chernobyl, The Wheel of Time & Vera.

Dan Coles is UNIT’s new Senior Colourist. He has received numerous nominations for his work, whilst also winning two RTS Awards for The Eichmann Show and Battle for Haditha. His recent work includes Ten Percent, The Tourist, Avenue 5, The Electrical Life of Louis Wain, Grantchester & Vera.

Sîon Penny becomes UNIT’s Head of Online. His highlights include His Dark Materials, The Tourist, Sanditon, Flowers & VEEP.

UNIT’s new Post-Producer, Greg Elston, brings 18 years of media industry experience across an array of departments; QC, Mastering & Operations, before moving into Production working on projects such as Black Mirror, The Pale Horse, Brave New World, Rashash and Roadkill.

Louise Stevenson writes: “I am really excited to be working at UNIT and establishing a long form scripted post department here. Dan, Sîon and I were really keen to go back to our ‘Pepper’ roots, working at a bespoke boutique facility offering high end creative solutions, and with the explosion in television production over the last few years, it felt like the perfect time to make the move and start building a successful and diverse long form team.

“UNIT has a fantastic reputation in short form & large-scale VFX, which we look forward to complimenting. The facility itself in Berners Mews is contemporary, whilst at the same time personable and homely. We hope our clients love it as much as we do, and that UNIT will be somewhere they will want to hang their hat for years to come!”

UNIT’s Managing Director, Ian Luxford, writes: “With over 80 years post production experience between them, Louise, Dan, Sîon and Greg are true heavyweights in the world of scripted drama post production. Having personally worked with Lou, Dan and Sîon for many years at Pepper, when we decided 12 months ago to expand our longform vfx offering into picture post production and finishing, it was an absolute no-brainer that this was the team to help us achieve our goals.

“I am so excited to be reunited with the gang again and for what the future holds for UNIT. With multiple productions already booked in and three series underway in post, UNIT Scripted is off to a flying start.”

With the recent completion of some construction and renovation work on their Berners Mews facility, UNIT now boasts a brand new Flame 5.1 online suite and additional grading suites.

Jon Creamer

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