Halo Moves Into New Premises, Expands Film Capabilities

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Halo Post Production has taken possession of 25 Noel Street, the Soho address that used to house Pepper Post Production. Halo says the acquisition represents a key stage in the company’s strategic development, coinciding as it does with their expansion into film sound.

According to Halo, the new and enlarged facility contains one of the largest film mixing stages in the UK, in addition to three further sound suites, which will be used for factual and drama work. Also included in the 10,000 sq ft premises are offline cutting rooms, online editing and grading suites. “This expansion demonstrates the need from programme and film-makers for an agency where flexibility, creativity and a highly skilled knowledge base of staff is essential,” says Halo, “and provides an invaluable asset to a worldwide client base”.

The sound studios will open for business from late September 2011. The remainder of the facility will open in stages through to January 2012. Studios one and three will have their Dolby licenses reinstated. There are also additional upgrades planned to 7.1 surround sound, to further enhance their technical capabilities. This is with a view to mixing quality features, as well as theatrical trailers, and commercials.

Commenting on the move, John Rogerson, CEO of Halo Post Production, said: "The UK film industry desperately needs quality dubbing stages like Studio one at Noel Street, not just for mixing British films but also for continuing the relationship London has with the big Hollywood studios. This move represents a long held ambition to enter film mixing and we are committed to strengthening the entire facility through investment and better utilisation of the space."