How we work

We provide a complete end to end service and will provide all the resources needed to guarantee high quality content capture. We supply everything from personnel, equipment and transportation to casting, location services and studio facilities. Perhaps most importantly, we provide know-how and solutions.

We operate in a transparent, respectful way with our clients, our staff and our environment. In this section, you will see a number of initiatives focused on Company Values and Corporate Social Responsibility.

We operate from a fully equipped 4,500 m2 studio and office complex (restaurant, gym, costume, make-up, green rooms, construction workshops, casting studio and packshot studios); have over 40 full time crew and a flexible staffing structure that allows for several hundred co-workers per day through our freelance database. We own state of the art camera, lighting and grip equipment, as well as a dedicated team of in-house technicians, familiar with the equipment.

As a company, we are dedicated to staying ahead of the technological curve in order to deliver the highest quality of service to our clients which is why this year we aimed to centralise our resources and modernise our software. Over the course of the year we invested in a new CRM (Less Annoying CRM), HR program (Cezanne), rebrand, website redesign and rebuild of our production budget.

Values

Our company culture is the ‘way we do things around here’, it is what really defines us. We want our team members to act with initiative, customer centricity and be proactive rather than needing to be directed.

At Palma Pictures we don’t believe in hierarchy and pyramidal organisational structures. Instead we advocate challenge and create an environment that attracts and retains talent. Over time we have managed to assemble a formidable team of highly capable freethinking, motivated and fun-loving people from all corners of the planet.

Internships

Over the past year we have expanded our internship scheme to develop young talent and provide the work experience necessary to start a career in production. By April 2019 we aim to employ 6 new interns across the business (one in every department).

In order to ensure the well-being of all our staff, we measure employee satisfaction and follow through on areas of improvement. For this we use a program called “Your Voice”.

Your Voice

Every quarter we ask our team a number of questions to gauge how satisfied they are with the way we are upholding our company culture. The feedback, in the form of results and suggestions, is then built into an action plan so that we can continue to make improvements and better our working environment.

This year we have continued with our efforts to increase employee satisfaction and improve effective communication through incentivisation programs and silo busting.

We are pleased with the results below which show strong improvement during another year of growth. By the end of 2016 employee satisfaction (measured by scores of above 4 of a 5 point scale) was at 75% and this year stands at 83%.

Our results over the last few years have shown steady improvement during another year of growth, with particular high scores in areas such as team work, collaboration and the link between company strategy and individual objectives.

Corporate Social Responsibility

We are strongly committed to act responsibly as an employer and as a member of the business community. CSR activity is a key focus in our annual strategy and all members of our team are committed to achieving our annual goals.