The Ridley Scott Creative Group has decided to open a new office in Amsterdam. The group consists of the companies RSA Films, Scott Free, Black Dog Films, and Darling Films by award-winning director Ridley Scott. Ridley Scott Creative BV Amsterdam looks to explore creative opportunities in the Netherlands and Europe, building on recent successes and capitalising on commercial growth in the region.
The Group will aim to strengthen agency relationships in Europe and create opportunities for new and existing European and global clients, helping brands to penetrate culture through entertainment content. The Group will continue to be headquartered in London, with offices in LA, New York, Hong Kong, and Shanghai.
Opportunities in Amsterdam and Europe
Owner of the Creative Group and Academy award winning Director Ridley Scott commented, “Last year we brought together our talent, capabilities, and creative resources under the Ridley Scott Creative Group. Now I’m delighted to open a new home for the Group in Amsterdam. I have every confidence in the great team we’ve assembled, and I’m looking forward to exploring all the possible partnerships and creative opportunities available to us throughout Amsterdam and the rest of Europe.”
“Some of our most exciting recent projects have come through our partnerships with agencies in Europe,” said Luke Scott, CEO Ridley Scott Creative Group. “And whilst our team continues with the excellent work in our respective global offices – we’re thrilled to be in a position to further promote our production capabilities throughout Europe.”
Amsterdam “Perfect location for our European office”
Former Wieden+Kennedy Executive Producer Ross Plummer will assume the role of Managing Director Amsterdam. “I’m hugely excited to be returning to Amsterdam with the Ridley Scott Creative Group,” said Plummer. “The industry in this city aligns with our focus on creativity and entertainment and provides the perfect location for our European office. I’m really looking forward to working with everyone, across the group.”
To industry platform Shots, Plummer explained the choice for Amsterdam as their new office: “Amsterdam is the obvious choice for our launch pad to Europe. The immediate industry in this city is bristling with world class talent from dozens of nationalities at the creative agencies, as well as the concentration of brands that embrace creativity, all within a few minutes on a bike from each other. From here we can cater to the world, and wider Europe.”
Plummer will be joined by Business Director Bart Hendrikx. Hendrikx, who has previous experience building satellite offices for MassiveMusic in London and Parasol Island in Berlin, and in roles at 20thCentury Fox, VH1, Fox Television, and Endemol, brings international expertise in the fields of advertising, television, feature film, and digital communication.