Media and Film Industry

OptivITy Ltd is a Managed Service Provider offering IT services to business of all sizes including the Film & TV industry. We have been established for over 20 years and pride ourselves on providing hands-on Media IT services to our clients whether small scale or large-scale productions. OptivITy have been associated with the Film and TV industry for over 20 years working with leading Production Studios house such Universal, Paramount, Sony and many Independent Production Houses and Industry leading companies.

Media IT Services

Our friendly and experienced team of engineers have in-depth knowledge in all the aspects of the required IT solutions for media and entertainment industry from managed Windows and Mac servers, managed Sonicwall & Fortigate firewall’s along with Technical support whether that is remote or onsite. OptivITy have offices at world’s renowned Pinewood Studios and Warner Bros Studios which validates our connection to the Film & TV industry and our foot in entertainment technology solutions.

OptivITy Managed Services:

File Server & Data Management

We supply on-premise Windows & Mac servers along with storage and G Tech solutions. Management includes setting of file structures, permissions and any changes that are needed to be made. We work directly with department heads in Production, VFX, Art, and Accounts to ensure the set up meets the need of the users, this also includes storage and backups which run on a daily and weekly basis. With the changing climate of data storage, we now offer Cloud solutions such as SharePoint and BOX for secure file sharing, storage and collaboration

Security Management

Fully managed firewall solutions, providing perimeter security for any sized production and business, our engineers have expertise in installing Fortigate and Sonicwall firewalls that are configured to specific requirements for each department. The managed solutions provide administration that includes managing remote user accounts, modify firewall rules, updates to network configuration, URL blocking and monitoring & reporting support. All devices include hardware support with 4-hour response downtime.

Crew onboarding

Many film studios now implement their own internal IT infrastructures in order to protect valuable production data, which brings us to our services of crew onboarding, wherein, we work closely with Studio IT teams to onboard production personnel in order to let them securely access their network and wireless infrastructure allowing data protection and security controls.

Studio Network

Once productions have appointed an Internet Service Provider, OptivITy will work as an approved service provider to help with port patching, IP address lockdowns, VLAN tagging, bandwidth management for security the network and providing technical documentation for auditing purposes.

Technical Desktop support

We can provide remote desktop or onsite technical support. Our professional team of engineers can assist with a range of issues from workstations issue, operating system, application & printer issues reducing downtime and productivity for all users. Our accredited and certified engineers have a great understanding and experience of dealing with the ever-changing environment of film productions.

Hardware rental

We can provide a wide range of equipment on rent, such as PC, Laptops, Apple Macs, Storage solution, Servers, Firewall’s, monitors and more.

Office Locations – Pinewood & Warner Bros Studios

Clients – Universal, Paramount, EON Productions, Sony, Warner Bros Studios, Independent Production houses

Productions we have worked with:

  • James Bond 007
  • Harry Potter
  • Tomb Raider
  • Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
  • Disney's Dumbo
  • Overlord
  • Mr Selfridges
  • Britannia
  • Sahara
  • Exodus
  • My Family
  • Bride of Frankenstein
  • Talented Mr Ripley
  • Nanny McFee
  • Film stars don’t die in Liverpool