London, United Kingdom – December 19, 2011 – Deluxe Europe announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Technicolor Europe that will ensure continued high quality customer service during the motion picture industry’s transition from 35mm film to digital. With the increasing number of digital screens being rolled out across Europe and film volumes declining, Technicolor will subcontract all its 35mm bulk release printing business in Europe to Deluxe Europe as well as front end services in Italy and Spain.
From early 2012, subject to satisfaction of certain conditions being met, Technicolor will place its European 35mm release print orders with Deluxe’s film laboratories in the UK, Italy and Spain on behalf of its customers. With this new arrangement, Deluxe will be providing release services for all the major Hollywood studios and many independent clients.
“This agreement reinforces Deluxe Europe’s commitment to providing film services through the transition into digital exhibition,” said Ken Biggins, Managing Director, Deluxe Europe. “The arrangement further enhances our global offering to the Entertainment Industry” added Biggins.
Deluxe Europe has been processing film since 1936 and in recent years has also become a leader in digital and post-production services. While the majority of its service lines now lie within the digital realm, film services still remain a key offering for Deluxe to the film making and broadcast community.