The picture post house will open in Spring 2022

cara and derek

Coffee & TV is joining forces with Cara Kotschy (pictured above, left, with Coffee & TV CEO Derek Moore) to launch a specialist picture finishing facility.

Residence Pictures will launch in Spring 2022, offering picture finishing for high-end episodic TV and feature films.

The services provided by Residence Pictures includes end-to-end workflow planning and execution, colour grading, online QC and delivery. VFX services will be provided by Coffee and TV.

Kotschy, who was formerly managing director of Fifty Fifty, is working closely with Coffee & TV to handpick the talent who will join them as co-founders. Their names will be revealed when they join in early 2022, along with a series of new talent appointments.

Coffee & TV is majority investor in Residence Pictures, and Kotschy and Coffee & TV have stated that the profits of the company will be distributed “within the whole team.” Residence Pictures will also establish a training academy to offer practical training for young people who are under-represented and marginalised within the industry.

The aim is to make every graduate from the course employable, to build a pathway that enables a diverse representation of backgrounds, cultures and lived experiences not just into Residence Pictures but to the industry overall.

Kotschy said: “I’m over the moon to be working with Coffee & TV to bring such a unique and forward-thinking facility to the UK post market. Together we are defining and shaping a culture characterised by the shared values of our founding partners that respects each individual, encourages mutual trust and empowers employees. Our goal is to become the market leader in high-end picture finishing and our service offering will be focussed to reflect this so that we are able to reach our ambition without the distraction of managing additional departments. I’m especially excited about piloting the training academy. There simply is not enough diverse talent in the UK post industry particularly in creative and leadership roles and we see it as our responsibility to take action and truly champion change.”

Derek Moore, CEO, Coffee & TV, added: “Cara is one of the most successful MDs in the industry, so we couldn’t think of a better person to help build a new long-form company within the Coffee & TV group. We share the same values and commitment to establish a creative and supportive working environment, that’s not just the best but the best for people and the planet. We’re excited to see where this journey into drama may take us.”