White Mark's $10 million upgrade creates state-of-the-art facility

MOSCOW — British company White Mark is nearing completion of a $10 million upgrade at Moscow’s Cinelab post-production hub, allowing it to offer a range of sound mixing services to its customers.

The $70 million state-of-the-art facility, housed in a former Soviet-era fridge warehouse a 30-minute drive from one of the city’s three international airports, is one of a few in Russia that boasts the industry-standard Dolby Premium certification.

Current customers include Russian toon feature “The Snow Queen,” a $10 million adaptation of the classic fairy tale that is being prepped for a holiday season release in Russia after notching up a raft of pre-sales at AFM last month, and domestic disaster movie “Metro.”

The new sound facilities — 18 rooms, including an orchestral sound suite, a Foley studio and edit suites that total 29,000 square feet — will enable Cinelab to pitch for foreign dubbing work as well as servicing the domestic market.

Filed Under:

Follow @Variety on Twitter for breaking news, reviews and more