September 12, 2019
With media companies scrambling to create localized content worldwide, Comcast-owned Sky Studios in the United Kingdom reportedly is launching production hubs in New York and Knoxville, Tenn.
Dubbed The Hive, the facilities will cater to Sky Studios and third-party companies offering myriad production services, including casting, gear, wardrobe, set design, transcription, media management and staffing, among other services,” according to Deadline.com, which first reported the move.
The facilities will be headed by Comcast subsidiary Jupiter Entertainment and its former senior executive Robert Twilley. At Jupiter, Twilley managed production and business for more than 75 series.
“Launching The Hive is the next step in our ambition to make Sky Studios a world-leading creative and production force and home to the industry’s best talent,” Jane Millichip, chief commercial officer at Sky Studios, said in a statement.
Sky Studios, which produced the acclaimed “Chernobyl” mini-series for HBO, has more than 50 shows in production globally.
Millichip says the expanded production hubs in the U.S. will expedite “great ideas and unique stories” into production sooner.
“Under Robert’s leadership, The Hive will quickly become a vital resource for the industry with ambitious plans for expansion,” she said.