Skip to main content

14-15 May 2025
Olympia London

MPTS
13 Jul 2023

Molinare expands to become Molinare Creative Group

Max Miller
It has acquired Notorious DIT, brought in Pip Studios, and launched two new brands

Molinare has formally become Molinare Creative Group, after the acquisition of Notorious DIT. 

Notorious DIT, a digital dailies and DIT company, will continue to operate under its own brand with founder Michael Pentney as managing director. Its credits include The Gentlemen, Peaky Blinders and Heartstopper.

Meanwhile, Molinare has launched two brands, Sound Warriors and Voice Molinare. Sound Warriors provides foley, sound editorial, field records and re-recording mixing services for games as well as film and TV clients, outside of those undertaking full post-production at the facility. It is led by chief creative officer and sound supervisor Glen Gathard and its team has credits such as Netflix’s The House and feature film Fantastic Beasts: Secrets Of Dumbledore. It aims to forgo the use of music libraries, recently carrying out field records in Finland for an animated feature film, as well as car records for a AAA game currently in development.

Voice Molinare will provide ADR, voiceover, dialogue direction, head mounted capture (HMC), performance capture, crowd records and casting across the games, film, TV and advertising industries. Its HMC and performance capture services are supported by industry partner Centroid from Molinare’s purpose-built studio at Fouberts Place.

Both Sound Warriors and Voice Molinare are based at Molinare’s Fouberts Place HQ as well as at its nearby facility on Poland St.

Molinare TV & Film will continue as is, providing offline facilities, picture and audio finishing, QC, mastering and delivery for film and TV.

Finally, affiliated post-production facility Pip Studios is being officially brought into the group. It provides localisation, mixing, and services for film, TV, and gaming, and was founded in 2020 by Ally Curran, Mark Sheffield and Molinare CEO Nigel Bennett - who is currently chairman of Pip Studios. Sheffield will remain as its managing director and Curran as its operations director.

Bennett said of the group’s formation: , “The introduction of Molinare Creative Group reflects years of ongoing work to develop, grow, and restructure the well-regarded Molinare brand. The new structure allows us to be clearer with what services we provide, the creatives who will be working on them, and where they are rolled out. 

“Sound Warriors and Voice are essential for developing a dedicated space for our growing external audio and performance capture output, whilst the additions of Pip and Notorious puts Molinare in the unique position to provide a truly end to end solution to our post production clients. I am very proud to launch the new group and take the next step in Molinare’s ongoing journey.”

Pentney said of Notorious DIT’s acquisition: “Since starting Notorious, we’ve had the privilege to work on some of the biggest dramas, films and factuals in the World. As we continue to grow, partnering with Molinare will enable us to realise our ambition. It was integral for any partner of ours to have the same ethos as us. Fearlessly independent and willing to take risks to provide the most efficient solution, with beautiful results. From strengthening our offering to streamlining the Dailies and Post process for clients, the future is looking bright.”

Gathard, who will lead Sound Warriors, added: “Sound Warriors and Voice are the next step in our evolution. They take everything we’ve honed across 50 years and allow us to deliver our post services in a way that speaks to the gaming market and beyond. They provide clients with a brand catered to their specific industry needs, while allowing the Molinare brand to stay focused on what it has always been famous for: exceptional post-production for film and TV.  The talent at both brands bring creativity and exceptional skill to every project and I’m excited to see both them and the new businesses continue to grow.”

Sheffield, of Pip Studios, commented: “Molinare and Pip have been working closely together for some time now. Obviously, we both have the common link of Nigel, but formalising the partnership strengthens both parties. Being able to offer clients a completely streamlined post production process from set through to localisation delivered by trusted and reliable stalwarts of the industry cuts out the fuss and stress of moving data from facility to facility. Instead, clients are safe in the knowledge their production is in the safe hands from start to finish. Through joining the Molinare Group, we offer a unique proposition, which I am looking forward to working with the wider group on.”

View all Industry News
Loading

Exhibitors Include:

 


 

Testimonials

Testimonials

  • It’s the best show I’ve ever been to, to be honest, I think you guys have done an incredible job. It’s really packed, there’s a very broad selection of people here.
    James Burstall
    Argonon
  • MPTS is an important event in our fast-paced, changing industries. A great place for minds and technology to come together, learn, interact, explore and create for the future.
    Carly Paradis
    Composer
  • My first time attending MPTS 2023 and I was blown away at how much was on offer - from the exhibitions to the seminars, not to forget all the attendees who gave it a great atmosphere and fantastic networking opportunity. Will definitely be back next year.
    Jahreal Wright
    Sky Production Services
  • It’s been our first time exhibiting at MPTS and we will definitely be coming back. The quality of the customers and panels was perfect for us.
    Dawn Bochenski
    CVP
  • MPTS 2023 was a tremendous opportunity to not only catch up with colleagues, but meet so many enthusiastic new faces and have the opportunity to share insights, knowledge and debate about the future of tech in the creative economy
    Dr Jodi Nelson-Tabor
    Final Pixel Academy
  • We had a great time at the show this year at MPTS, I think the interest in cloud production has significantly increased in the last twelve months and we saw a lot of traction with customers and people looking at solutions in transforming the way that live TV is being produced. So we've got a great partnership
    Gareth Capon
    Grabyo
  • MPTS has been really wonderful, it is great to see how much the show has expanded this year. In my opinion, it just seems to be getting better and better every year and I can’t wait to see what next year brings
    Lexie Morgan
    HHB Communications
  • I think the panel discussions here are of huge benefit to everyone that comes, especially freelancers and maybe students wanting to work in this industry. The hot topics that are affecting everybody in their jobs o its quite a unique day out, and its free
    Ria Hebden
    TV Presenter & Broadcaster
  • A truly brilliant event. It was absolutely buzzing with excitement, innovations, and incredibly interesting and insightful stories. With sessions ranging from sustainability to virtual production, XR, the talent gap, and accessibility and inclusion in production, it’s become the UK media and tech show to attend for anything content creation and should not be missed.
    Amisa Saar-Stout
    VizRT
  • It was great to meet with customers, partners, and prospects in the heart of the UK M&E community, demonstrating how LucidLink enables remote collaboration from anywhere in the world. MPTS 2023 was a huge success for us, and experiencing professional ‘white glove’ treatment from all the show staff, just made my job that much easier
    Julie O'Grady
    LucidLink
  • We get to see a lot of customers, we get to talk about what their plans are for the next year, we get to see all of our resellers as well, it’s a really important day for us
    Simon Sherbourne
    Avid
  • I find myself among people like me who love new technology and love the potential of what we can do
    LJ Rich
    Presenter and Broadcaster
  • Of all the trade shows that Argosy participates in, MPTS represents the greatest return on investment for us, by far!
    Chris Smeeton
    Argosy