Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
France, Italy, UK, Spain..
Information / Communication
Publishing Of Information; Production And Programming Of Audiovisual
Motion Picture, Video And Television Programme Production, Sound Recording And Music Publishing Activities
59 - Motion picture, video and television programme production, sound recording and music publishing activities

600 - 950 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
19 December 2011
Employment effect (start)
1 January 2012
Foreseen end date
31 December 2012


On 19 December 2011, the French creative content company Technicolor (Thomson) announced 600 job cuts worldwide in the framework of a cost reduction action plan. In addition, 350 workers at the company's last production plant in France (near Angers) are under threat as Technicolor has lost an important contract with France Television. The group is seeking potential partners for this plant to compensate for the drop in European orders.

Technicolor also expects to cease its photochemical film release print manufacturing operations in Rome, Madrid and London. Technicolor has already cut 625 jobs in 2010, including 327 in France.


  • 21 December 2011: L'usine Nouvelle
  • 20 December 2011: Les Echos


Eurofound (2011), Technicolor, Internal restructuring in World, factsheet number 72956, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/72956.