Post-production house The Digital Film Lab (DFL) is closing its London office with the possible loss of eight jobs, writes Sam Espensen.
UK clients will now be serviced from the company's Copenhagen premises. The eight staff in London are said to be "considering their options". Chief executive Kris Kolodziejski said the office, in Clerkenwell, would now act as a sales base and would be involved in R&D.
He added that the decision was made in order to "optimise capacity in one place, enhance flexibility and to focus on future development".
Kolodziejski continued: "We have got what we came for in the UK. We have introduced the Digital Intermediate (DI) process to a wider international market than would have been possible out of Denmark."
Industry sources had suggested that DFL was facing financial difficulties, but this was rebuffed by Kolodziejski.
"I wouldn't call it financial difficulties," he said. "It's easier to concentrate production in one place. Physical location is not imperative anymore."