Lane Lea’s Warner Bros. post-production house announces its move to a new site in Soho
Lane Lea’s Warner Bros. post-production house announced today that it is moving across Soho from its current home on Dean Street to the Ilona Rose House, a new site developed by Soho Estates on Greek Street. Located on three floors of the building and spanning over 32,000 square feet, the Ilona Rose House will house the largest mixing stage in the UK. The venue will also feature a 4K DCI laser projection with Dolby Atmos and IMAX monitoring, 45 networked and acoustically treated rooms with an advanced programmable lighting system, and three additional mixing stages with 7.1.4 Dolby Atmos and laser projection. In a statement, Kim Waugh, EVP Worldwide Post Production Creative Services, Warner Bros. said the new facility will help “bring another level of service to the post-production world in London.” Warner Bros. De Lane Lea, who has post-production credits on films like Gravity (2013), and the Harry Potter film series (2001-2011), will officially open the doors of the Ilona Rose House in September.
Netflix to train Egyptian screenwriters through Sard initiative
Netflix is launching a writing show in Egypt called ‘Because She Created’ in partnership with the Sard Arab Writers Center. The initiative begins on September 12 and will focus on training women writers and developing their narrative skills and creative expression. The show is part of the Netflix Fund for Creative Equity, which aims to provide opportunities to underrepresented communities within the entertainment industry. Twenty women from outside Cairo will be recruited and housed for five days in the capital city, where they will take part in storytelling classes, creative expression sessions and daily artistic activities, such as film and theater trips. Mariam Naoum, CEO and founder of Sard, said: “The Arab world, including Egypt, is full of talent. What they need is a concerted effort and professional support to nurture their growth. Women in the region in particular need this type of incubation and technical support to access opportunities that boost their professional growth in an industry where their presence is still limited. Sard is trying to achieve this through the work we do and through partnerships with organizations like Netflix that help steer talent in the right direction.”