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HotCam bolsters kit room with three appointments

Jack Chinn, Chris Worland and Richard Wright: Three new members at HotCam

Leading broadcast rental company HotCam has bolstered its equipment maintenance resources by adding three new members of staff to its London kit room.

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Former The Cruet Company equipment manager Chris Worland joins HotCam as kit room manager while both Jack Chinn and Richard Wright become kit room equipment coordinators.

All three will be tasked with ensuring that HotCam camera equipment and peripherals are properly serviced, maintained, prepped and packed in readiness for TV crews and producers to use.

HotCam managing director Trevor Hotz said: “The kit room is an unsung hero of the facilities world and we would be nothing without it. We pride ourselves on prepping our kit to the highest possible standards and packing it in exactly the way that the client wants. Because we are so busy at the moment, having Chris and his team on board will be hugely beneficial to both HotCam and our clients.”

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Worland’s career to-date has included spells as a QC engineer, a facilities coordinator and a camera operator for the likes of Technicolor Video Services, Videomania International and Video Assignments.

Chinn and Wright, meanwhile, have extensive runner experience gained on shows such as Big Brother, The X Factor, The Apprentice, Strictly Come Dancing, My Secret Body and My Super Sweet World Class.

At the same time, HotCam has also appointed a new facility secretary. Emily Wood joins from the world of photography, where she worked as a studio sales coordinator.

All four new members of staff start with immediate effect.

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HotCam

HotCam is a leading broadcast equipment hire company. It provides camera, audio, lighting and crewing services to television producers from its bases in New York and London and around the world. UK credits include “The X Factor” and “The Only Way Is Essex” for ITV, “Freddie Flintoff vs The World” for Sky and “Coach Trip” for Channel 4. US credits include “What Not to Wear” for BBC Worldwide Americas, “History Detectives” for PBS and “American Pickers” for The History Channel.

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