Soho facility house DGP has expanded its DVD department with the recruitment of three new staff, writes Will Strauss.
Katy Deegan, who was head of M2's DVD department, Flare, has joined as a producer, while two DVD authors, Garazi Goia from Spain and Australian Ian Briggs, have also been added to the team that now numbers 20 people.
The new staff will help the facility, which is one of eight companies worldwide signed up as an official DVD service supplier to Warner Brothers, cope with a substantial extra workload next year.
"According to our research, the DVD market is to grow by as much as 30% next year," said DGP managing director Julian Day. "Because of this and our affiliation with Warner Brothers, we are expanding to cope with the demand. This month alone, we will ship 108 DLT (Digital Liner Tapes)."
The DVD department is currently working on Ancient Egyptians for Wall to Wall
and Channel 4, plus a number of Hollywood DVDs.
In addition to the DVD staff, DGP has appointed a quality controller, Matt Steel, who joins from Component, and two VT ops, Andrew Dawson, who joins from Editz in Manchester, and Greg Ayles, who has been promoted internally.
The company has also bought and installed three Avid Symphony editing systems.
For more on DVD services, see page 26.