Logo Rob Buckley – Freelance Journalist and Editor

Soho by name…

Soho by name…

…and by nature, now that the brothers Cantwell can extend an open invitation to come up and see them some time in their Centrepoint editing agency. Robert Buckley accepts the invitation

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“We treat showreels with a pinch of salt,” maintains Brian.“We had one guy from South Africa whose showreel was familiar - I'd seen it before. I checked him out and it turned out he'd been only an assistant editor.”

Soho Editors has a 50:50 split between overseas and UK clients, and so has plenty of freelances working abroad. One of its biggest challenges recently has been setting up a three-year contract in New Zealand for post on the three Lord of the Rings films being shot back-to-back starting this winter.

Rather than ship operators out there for three years, the company will provide shorter term contracts with assured hand-over periods between editors to ensure continuity.

“Soho has a superb reputation and the talent pool of operators here is excellent. I'm not knocking anyone's local talent, but we do have the best in the world here - although NewYork would dispute that. What our agency is able to do is export that talent to wherever the work is.”

As for the new premises, Cantweil is certain the move has been for the better. “It's a superb view, and everyone wants to come back. Now we've got this space, we can expand even more.”

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