Evolutions has struck a deal for the creative and technical team from Editworks to re-launch the post facility at its Berners Street headquarters.
Editworks will operate as a standalone brand inside Evolutions, supplying picture editing and dubbing services using Evolutions’ equipment and suites.
Ten Editworks staff, including editors Mark Sangster and Perry Widdowson and dubbing mixer Adrian Smith will become employees of Evolutions.
Editworks founder Graham Hutchings and director of engineering Roger Cummins are not involved in the new venture.
Hutchings and Cummins will continue to be involved with Editworks Scotland, which is unaffected by the Evolutions deal.
As reported in Broadcast last month, Editworks ran into financial difficulties which it attributed to rising costs and declining budgets.
The company ceased trading earlier this month.
“This isn’t a deal for the company – we haven’t touched the building or the kit. It’s a straightforward employment arrangement,” said Evolutions owner and managing director Simon Kanjee.
“When it became clear that there was an opportunity to bring Mark, Perry, Adrian and their team to Evolutions we jumped at it.
“This deal not only provides continuity for Editworks staff and clients but also adds new skills and ideas to Evolutions’ already extensive capabilities.”
Kanjee said that Evolutions’ light entertainment work, such as QI, will sit under the Editworks brand while Evolutions will continue to work across factual entertainment.
“At the moment we are doing a lot of big fixed rig shows, such as The Resort and One Born Every Minute,” added Kanjee.
The Editworks facility at Evolutions will launch on 17 September.