New York (www.evolutions.tv) is starting out with a staff of
eight editors, led by British transplant Nick King; they will be working
exclusively on Avid Adrenalines and Symphonies. The staff will be devoting
themselves primarily to the new Make Me a Supermodel series slated to debut on Bravo in
January. Evolutions' managing director, Simon Kanjee (pictured), aims to increase the
shop's capacity to 25 suites in the next year and to work on a range of
broadcast projects including entertainment programming, reality and
Supermodel, hosted by Niki Taylor and Tyson Beckford (supermodels themselves) boasts a
demanding schedule requiring that shooting and editing take place the same week
the show is aired.
allows that British companies have come to New York in the past offering VFX
and post expertise for spots, but basing Evolutions' move on its longform
editing-based services is unusual.
"We saw a
great business opportunity to provide the US broadcast industry with
Evolutions' award-winning staff and service," he says. Kanjee and Evolutions
have enjoyed a successful relationship with Tiger Aspect Productions, the
producers of Supermodel, and Kanjee expects to grow that success in the States. "Other
British production companies setting up offices in New York are asking us to
work with them in New York as well as in London," he adds.
delighted that Evolutions are working with us on this exciting project in New
York," says Tiger Aspect's Lisa Perrin, executive producer of Supermodel. "Having worked with them before on Deadline for ITV2, I know that they can
deliver a superb service on a demanding fast turnaround programme such as Make
Me a Supermodel."