Broadcast News

Bookmark and Share
13/12/2001

FRAMESTORE AND CFC UNITE

EUROPE’S leading film and television digital imaging and effects team have announced the ‘next generation Framestore CFC’ - a single new company, encompassing both Framestore and the Computer Film Company (CFC), structured to seize new opportunities in the film, television and commercials industry.
Framestore CFC brings together FrameStore, specialists in visual effects and computer animation for commercials, film, and broadcast television with CFC, renowned for its award winning digital film effects as well as pioneering development in digital film, under a single management team, led by joint chief executives Sharon Reed and William Sargent.
The new company, which has 240 staff, will come into effect from today. The senior management team remains unchanged, with roles that reflect the company’s continued focus on its three core business activities: Rachael Penfold is head of film projects, Fiona Walkinshaw heads up television projects and Jon Collins leads the commercials and facilities team. No redundancies are planned as part of the merger, and Framestore CFC has a major new corporate identity, designed by Spanish artist Javier Mariscal.
Commenting on the merger Sharon Reed, joint chief executive, Framestore CFC said: "We feel the industry is changing. It’s becoming genuinely international, with people and work travelling more. Digital convergence is a reality - TV is looking for higher definition, widescreen solutions, and film is increasingly digital. We have a huge amount of experience to share in both these areas and want to stay ahead of the game, leading from the front".
William Sargent, joint chief executive, Framestore CFC added: "Our current structure does nothing to emphasise our many similarities and strengths. Over the past four years Framestore and CFC have been growing closer and working on joint projects. Many of the most exciting pieces of new business we have won recently – including Harry Potter 2 and the new campaign for Levis – have been the result of joint pitches. The formation of Framestore CFC simply formalises this natural development and, most importantly, plays to our strengths".
(GB)
Solidmate Ltd Memory Card Hire London

Top Related Stories
Click here for the latest broadcast news stories.

29/06/2017
Future Film Skills – An Action Plan
The BFI has launched Future Film Skills – An Action Plan at the House of Commons alongside the Culture Secretary, Karen Bradley, and producer Barbara
17/11/2017
UK Studios: An International Success Story
It has often been said that Hollywood is the most recognisable film industry in the world, with hundreds of movies and television series generated eve
21/07/2017
Blackmagic Design Announce Accessory For Cintel Film Scanners
Blackmagic Design today announced the new Cintel Audio and KeyKode Reader accessory for its Cintel Film Scanner, which lets customers scan audio and K
25/08/2017
National Film And Television School To Develop New Scottish Base
Plans to establish a new National Film and Television School (NFTS) facility in Scotland have been backed by the Scottish Government. Speaking at the
16/11/2017
Pinewood MBS Lighting Deliver For New Film
Pinewood MBS Lighting has worked alongside Cinematographer Josie Williams on the award-winning film David and Bathsheba by Directors Sammy Patterson a
25/03/2002
Digital secret of Xbox's 'Mosquito' ad revealed
Framestore CFC have completed post-productoin work on an advertisement for Microsoft's Xbox that spares no expense and boasts a cast of thousands. Lik
08/05/2017
Production News : BBC To Film New Drama In Northern Ireland
A new drama series is to be set and filmed in Northern Ireland, it has been revealed. The series – Come Home – is written by BAFTA and International E
03/05/2017
Production News : Shooting Begins On New Feature Film In Bristol
Shooting has started on the second feature film to be made in Bristol this month. Mike Newell's 'The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society' is
17/07/2017
Vintage Cloud Announces New Archive Digitization And Indexing Services
Film archive digitization specialist Vintage Cloud has announced a new service designed for companies who want to monetize their valuable archive asse
12/10/2017
BLUEFIN TV Film New BBC Series – 'Talking Chefs'
Bluefin have just finished filming for a new BBC series – 'Talking Chefs', due to be transmitted in early 2018 on BBC World and The Travel Channel. Th
06/09/2017
Film Is Undergoing A Renaissance
Film is undergoing a renaissance with an increasing number of clients returning to film for shooting features, commercials and pop promos, writes Adri
02/12/2019
Production News : Walter Presents Launches New Drama Venture
Walter Presents Is launching a new drama venture called Eagle Eye Drama. The new company will focus on producing English language drama series inspire
02/12/2019
DPA Microphones Launches New 4560 CORE Binaural Headset Microphone
YouTubers, sound designers, podcasters, vloggers and other content creators, including film makers who want to capture authentic immersive audio for t
29/11/2019
TV Nova's Content With New Production Tools
Every broadcaster who wishes to be known for their own image and style is obliged to seek the path of in-house production. To exist merely to regurgit
12/04/2002
Framestore's cutting edge effects for 'Blade 2'
UK cinema-goers across will have been enjoying Framestore CFC's work on the film 'Blade 2'. The blockbuster film features over 180 of Framestore CFC's