Sky Studios Establishes U.S. Production Hub


Sky Studios has set up a new production services hub, The Hive Collective, based in the U.S. and working in collaboration with Sky Studios’ production teams in Europe.

Initially based in New York and Knoxville, Tennessee, The Hive will provide best-in-class and fully integrated preproduction, production and post-production services for the industry, including a range of forthcoming Sky Studios productions. The Hive will give producers access to over 250 creative professionals specializing in everything from casting, gear, wardrobe and set design to transcription, media management, staffing, human resources, finance, offline editing, graphics and final delivery.

Sky Studios has appointed veteran Jupiter Entertainment executive Robert Twilley as president. In his new role, Twilley will oversee all facets of The Hive’s operation, including legal, financial and production operations.

“Launching The Hive is the next step in our ambition to make Sky Studios a world-leading creative and production force and home to the industry’s best talent,” said Jane Millichip, chief commercial officer of Sky Studios. “We already have over 50 shows in production across Europe and the agile approach of The Hive will help us, and other producers, get great ideas and unique stories in to production quicker. Under Robert’s leadership, The Hive will quickly become a vital resource for the industry with ambitious plans for expansion.”

“The Hive offers the staff, the facilities and a passion for high-quality production,” said Twilley. “Our aim is to help make any producer’s vision a reality. In today’s competitive marketplace, it’s crucial to balance cost-effective solutions with a first-in-class operation. The Hive provides producers the opportunity to put more money on-screen, maintain their identity and grow their brand.”