Sky has begun a recruitment drive to staff Sky Studios Elstree, its new state-of-the-art film and TV studio, scheduled to open early in 2022.
Backed by Sky, its parent Comcast, and sister company NBCUniversal, Sky Studios Elstree will ultimately house 13 sound stages, ranging from 10,000 to 30,000 sq ft.
The new studios will become home to a host of Sky Originals, created by Sky Studios, as well as major film productions from Universal Pictures, Focus Features and Working Title, and television series from Universal Studio Group. It will also have the capacity to host productions from third-party producers.
The first operational roles to be announced include Operation Managers and Production Reps who will be based at the state-of-the-art Sky Studios Elstree. The Operations team will ensure seamless on-site service for all users while the Client Services team will be the key contact for all clients from enquiry to wrap of production.
Caroline Cooper, COO Sky Studios said: “Sky Studios Elstree is where some of the best global talent will come to make great, unmissable film and TV. With construction motoring ahead, we’re on track to get the cameras rolling early next year and will be going live with dozens of new jobs over the coming months. From receptionists to operations managers, security guards to production reps; we’re assembling the best team in the business to help us bring Hollywood to Hertfordshire while supporting the local economy to thrive.”
To ensure that diversity is represented both in-front and behind the screen, recruitment for Sky Studios Elstree will aim to follow Sky’s representation targets: 20% of employees will be from Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic background by 2025, with at least a quarter of these to be Black.