Stage Fifty, one of the leading boutique studio operator, announces a strategic partnership with Universal Production Services. Through this collaboration, Universal Production Services becomes the exclusive lighting and equipment supplier for all Stage Fifty UK and European studios.
The partnership marks a significant milestone in Stage Fifty's growth plan, prioritising client operations and delivering best-in-class creative and technical services.
James Enright, CEO of Stage Fifty, remarked on the significance of the alliance, saying: "Our partnership with Universal Production Services is a milestone for Stage Fifty. We're excited to be working with such a fantastic team whose unrivalled experience and knowledge align perfectly with our vision. Partnering with a company that is part of the iconic NBCUniversal family is truly an honour. This collaboration marks the next step in our journey to elevate the production experience for our clients. We're committed to providing exceptional audio-visual facilities across our sites and supporting productions with cutting-edge technology, equipment, and facilities to bring their creative projects to life. Ultimately, it's about giving our clients more choice on the lot."
Rob Garvie, Senior Director of Universal Production Services UK, said: "Joining our industry-leading lighting & rigging equipment and expertise with Stage Fifty's advanced facilities and forward-looking strategy will deliver a high-quality experience for the production community."
Universal Production Services offers a large inventory of the latest LED lighting technology and traditional lighting fixtures, along with truss, motor, and other rigging equipment, with an emphasis on sustainable production practices.
Spanish Audio-Visual Facility Expansion
Stage Fifty is actively exploring growth opportunities across various European sites and is currently looking to develop facilities in Spain. The company is exploring new opportunities and structuring crew incentives to attract international productions to the Valencia and Murcia regions.
Stage Fifty plans to offer European strategic sites faster development opportunities by building additional sound stages, capitalising on the opportunity to attract significant national and international production budget spend.
The central focus is essential production services, including lighting, rigging, virtual production, and specialist manufacturing facilities.
With these exciting developments, Stage Fifty is poised to strengthen its presence and consolidate its position as a prominent studio operator in the European film and TV industry.