Spanish studio complex City of Light (Ciudad de la Luz) has contracted former Pinewood Studios executive David Rance as its operations manager.

Rance worked for nine years at Pinewood, where he also oversaw operations. In his new position he will co-ordinate the new complex's services to the requirements of each production.

Still under construction, the City of Light complex, which began construction in southern Alicante in early 2000, will incorporate production and post-production facilities, a training school, an open-air theatre, offices, hotels, restaurants, discos and shopping outlets. Its central 275,000-square meter structure will house nine fully-equipped sound stages with annexed buildings for auxiliary services and storage, as well as state-of-the-art post-production facilities and screening rooms.