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Lipsync Vamps Up for Byzantium

LipSync Productions announced production of the forthcoming vampire thriller Byzantium, a co-production between Stephen Woolley’s Number 9 Films and Parallel Films, with LipSync Post to complete all post work for the film.

From LipSync press release:

London, UK – LipSync Productions continues to expand its equity investment portfolio with another highly anticipated production, the forthcoming vampire thriller, Byzantium. LipSync Post will also complete all post work for the film, which is a co-production between Stephen Woolley’s Number 9 Films and Parallel Films.

Byzantium is the fourth Stephen Woolley production to come to LipSync; the facility has also provided equity investment and post services for Great Expectations (currently in production), Made in Dagenham and How to Lose Friends and Alienate People.

Norman Merry, Financial Director, LipSync, said, “It’s great to welcome Stephen and the team back to LipSync once again, with another exceptional script and a strong cast. We always take it as a huge compliment when people choose to return to LipSync, as it shows great trust in our skills to deliver qualitywork on time, within budget, and with the minimum of fuss.”

Currently shooting in Ireland, Byzantium isdirected by the Oscar-winning Neil Jordan (The Crying Game) and stars Gemma Arterton (Tamara Drewe), Saoirse Ronan (The Lovely Bones) and Johnny Lee Miller (Trainspotting).

Post-production is scheduled to start in June 2012. The film, which is due for release later in 2012, will be distributed in the UK by Studio Canal and will be sold worldwide by West End.


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 Jane Eyre, Coriolanus, We Need to Talk about Kevin, My Week With Marilyn, Shame, Lay the Favorite, The Awakening, Dark Tide, Made in Dagenham, Nowhere Boy and The Deep Blue Sea.

LipSync Post is 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. Recent credits include the projects listed above as well as W.E. and Hidden.

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