Visual effects studio to create 25 Lancashire jobs

Digital animation, cinematics and visual effects studio Realtime, which played a key role in the BBC's new War of the Worlds mini series, is to create 50 new jobs over the next two years.

The studio will create 25 jobs at its studio in Westby near Lytham, and 25 in Manchester. The studio will become one of the largest in the North West, employing a mix of up to 100 full-time staff and freelance digital artists by the end of 2021.

The news follows the debut of the War of the Worlds on prime time BBC TV, in which Realtime was a key partner for the production creating visual effects.

Tony Prosser, CEO at Realtime (pictured above, with Jane Forsyth, head of production), said: “The work we created for War of the Worlds is a direct result of the government’s recent focus on regional creative talent. The project represents the very best of Realtime’s technical knowledge, artistic flair and proven expertise; the on-screen results speak for themselves."

Tony added: “The new roles we’re creating here at Realtime represent a significant growth phase for the studio. The talent recruitment will align Realtime even more closely with the specialised demands of increased TV work.

“The North West is home to some of the most skilled and imaginative digital storytellers in the world. At Realtime, we can help them share their skills with as wide an audience as possible. We craft belief. And that goes for everyone who works with us too!”

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