Lipsync To Provide Finance And Post Services To Busby Babes Drama "United"


Last Updated: December 16, 2010 7:24 pm GMT
(London, UK--December 16, 2010) LipSync Productions, the investment and equity services company, and LipSync Post, the leading post-production facility, will provide their respective expertise to the forthcoming BBC Two drama, United, about the aftermath of the Munich Air Crash of 1958 that killed many of the Manchester United football squad known as the ‘Busby Babes’.

LipSync’s post-production division will provide full post on the drama, including the extensive VFX that will be required to recreate the scene of the crash, as well as converting stadium shots into the correct historical period.

The drama, starring David Tennant and Dougray Scott, will be broadcast on BBC Two and released theatrically around the world. It is written by Chris Chibnall (Law & Order: UK, Camelot) and directed by James Strong (Doctor Who, Hustle). The film is produced by Julia Stannard and executive produced by World Productions’ Simon Heath and Polly Hill for the BBC. United is funded by LipSync Productions, Northern Film & Media, World Productions, Content Films, BBC North and the BBC.

Peter Hampden, Managing Director, LipSync, said, “The excellent script deals respectfully with the appalling human tragedy arising from the crash. We are honoured to be involved in this film which depicts a key event in English sporting history.”

Since 2006 LipSync Productions has provided investment and equity services for over 25 independent feature films, offering financial, creative and technical support to filmmakers and producers. In its capacity as Executive Producer/Co-producer on numerous productions, LipSync’s experienced staff are able to advise on all aspects of production, from concept to completion, ensuring the client can be completely confident that every possible penny makes it into the image onscreen. LipSync’s co-productions include Toast, Jane Eyre, Coriolanus, We Need to Talk about Kevin, The Great Ghost Rescue, Dark Tide, Made in Dagenham, Mr Nice, Nowhere Boy, Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll, A Bunch of Amateurs, How to Lose Friends and Alienate People, The Red Riding Trilogy and Dean Spanley.

LipSync Post a complete post-production facility, providing every aspect of the post production process for film and television. Located in two sites on London’s Wardour Street, the company combines talented people with the highest quality equipment to offer the best for every project. LipSync also offers investment and equity services for feature films. Recent projects include Toast, Made in Dagenham, Mr Nice, Kick-Ass, Fantastic Mr Fox, Nowhere Boy, Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll, Solomon Kane and The Red Riding Trilogy.

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