BERKSHIRE, UK — Audio post production facility Pip Studios will open its doors in June. The studio will be providing audio localization services for feature films, television, gaming and streaming content. Six Dolby Atmos stages have been built on the Pip Studios site in Winnersh, Berkshire.
Pip was co-founded by Ally Curran, Mark Sheffield and Nigel Bennett. Curran previously worked at Deluxe for six years, where she held the position of studio manager. Before that, she was the executive assistant to the SVP of theatrical operations at Universal Pictures for five years.
Sheffield comes to the company with 30 years of experience in the post production industry. In that time, he has held several high-profile roles in the audio post industry, including dubbing mixer at Pinewood Group, before becoming re-recording mixer and later director of audio operations at Deluxe – a post he held until last year. His credits include work on Avatar, Prometheus, Transformers and Jurassic World.
Bennett will operate as co-founder and chairman of Pip Studios (email@example.com) - a position he will hold alongside his current duties as managing director at Molinare. Before Molinare, Bennett was creative services director at Pinewood Studios. In this position, he oversaw all post production and localization services across the group.
“This is such an exciting time to get into the localization business,” states Bennett. “There is a clear increase in demand in the UK for localized content across various platforms, as the industry diversifies into new consumer trends. With our collective knowledge and expertise, we know the standards expected of us from our clients, and we can’t wait to get started in June.”
Combined, the trio have worked on over 200 films, including box office smashes such as The Despicable Me and Fast and Furious franchises, Dunkirk, Fantastic Beasts, Baby Driver and Jumanji.