FLYING PICTURES AND AMIS PRODUCTIONS ANNOUNCE MERGER
Forming one of the world's largest gyrostabilised film and broadcast camera groups
Leading aerial film and broadcast companies Flying Pictures and Amis Productions officially announce their merger. The new group will trade under the FLYING PICTURES banner. Details of the group's activities to date can be found on the websites: Flying Pictures and Amis Productions.
James Hunter Smart has been appointed CEO of the new group, which will have offices in Chilbolton and London, UK.
The new company will combine the best of the aerial film and television production worlds. The original Flying Pictures team has over 35 years of experience of aerial film production in the motion picture business - now with well over 400 movies under its belt including twelve James Bond films and the complete Harry Potter series amongst a whole raft of blockbuster successes.
Flying Pictures were also responsible for the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games stunt which saw Her Majesty the Queen and James Bond parachute into the stadium.
Amis Productions has specialised in live broadcast, winning an Emmy for its work on the 33rd America's Cup, and has recently grown its portfolio to include contracts with RAI cycling events including the Giro d'Italia, Formula E Racing, Volvo Ocean Race and the BBC Great Run series of distance events.
The merger of the two companies will unify under one roof an extensive range of specialist personnel and expertise over the broadcast television and motion picture industries. The group holds one of largest inventories of gyrostabilised cameras in the world and can therefore offer a substantially enhanced portfolio of services to all clients.
"We are absolutely thrilled to be joining the Flying Pictures brand. The established management and operational skills of Flying Pictures will allow us to concentrate on building our own individual talents to develop technology and services for our industry, whether it is for films, TV dramas or live sports broadcast". Matthew Connor, Amis Productions
"We are delighted to be joining forces with the Amis Production's team, whose exceptional creative talent and technology innovation to date will represent the next generation of outstanding service to our industry". James Hunter Smart, Flying Pictures
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