JL-Group, one of the leading technical production partners to the television, film, live events and exhibition industries, has just appointed Eddie Dias in a newly created role as Head of Department (Film & Drama) to support the growth of its commercial lighting & grip offer to DOP’s, Television, Film & Drama Production companies, Studios and beyond.

A true luminary in the world of Film and Television Drama for over 30 years, Eddie has not just worked in the film and television industries; he has helped shape their visual landscape with his innovative and pioneering spirit. His journey has been one of continuous growth, adaptation, and unwavering dedication.

Eddie’s influence has left an indelible mark on some of the most beloved dramas and films, including iconic titles such as Casino Royale and The Bodyguard. His dedication and expertise have not only shaped the visual aesthetics of these productions but has also paved the way for the next generation of film and television professionals. Eddies career has seen him work as in Senior roles for the likes of VFG, AFM, Panalux, Cinelease, Lightnlight and Prolight Direct.

In his new role, Dias will be instrumental in supporting JL-Group in nurturing new and existing client relationships to help ensure their creativity is never limited by technology.

Jack Linaker, JL-Group MD, said: “As a business we’ve expanded rapidly in the last 3 years and the growth we have specifically seen in our film and drama delivery means we now need to bring onboard an experienced and dedicated resource to head up our commercial activity in this area. Eddie’s vast experience, unyielding passion and boundless energy firmly placed him as our number one choice.


Eddie added: “I am really excited to be given this opportunity to begin working with JL-Group and partner with our industry’s rich heritage of existing and new generations of DOP’s, Gaffers, Chargehands and Lighting Directors to further support their creativity with new ideas and product concepts to facilitate the broadening of industry horizons.

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