Ridley Scott opens new office in Amsterdam

Academy Award-winning filmmaker Ridley Scott has opened a new office in Amsterdam. The Ridley Scott Creative Group is now operating out of its new premises on Oudezijds Achterburgwal in the centre of the Dutch capital. The group was formed last year when Scott brought together several companies aligned with his studio, RSA Films, into one network. Its chief executive is Luke Scott, Ridley's son, and it comprises music video production company Black Dog Films, production company Scott Free, production company Darling Films, tech agency RSA VR and the flagship RSA Films. The Amsterdam office will help the group explore creative opportunities in the Netherlands and across Europe. The group will continue to be headquartered in London and also has offices in LA, New York, Hong Kong, and Shanghai.

Growing the group in Amsterdam and across Europe

Ridley Scott believes the new Amsterdam office will help the firm extend its reach across the city and Europe. He said: “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.”

Amsterdam the “Perfect location for our European office”

Ross Plummer, the managing director of the group’s new office, said Amsterdam is the perfect base for it thanks to its thriving creative industry. “I’m hugely excited to be returning to Amsterdam with the Ridley Scott Creative Group,” he said. “The industry in this city aligns with our focus on creativity and entertainment and provides the perfect location for our European office. 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.”

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