Post-production veteran Matt Breitenbach has joined Post Factory NY, a Sim Group company, as director of digital conform. In his new role, he will oversee the finishing process for feature films. Breitenbach arrives from Deluxe Entertainment Services Group, New York, where he was senior digital intermediates editor. His credits there included The Wolf of Wall Street, Rosewater, Run All Night, Kill the Messenger and the hit CBS crime drama Blue Bloods.
David Haddad has been promoted to president, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment it was announced today by Diane Nelson, president of DC Entertainment, president and chief content officer, WBIE, and president, Warner Bros. Consumer Products, and Ron Sanders, president, Warner Bros. Worldwide Home Entertainment Distribution. Haddad will continue to report to both Nelson and Sanders.
Tattersall Sound and Picture, a Sim Group company, has signed an exclusive contract with veteran Re-Recording Mixer and Sound Supervisor Matthew Chan. Chan brings a deep and diverse resume encompassing features, episodic television and documentaries. His recent credits include the upcoming Lionsgate release Operation Avalanche and director Atom Egoyan’s Remember, which screened at this year’s Venice Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival.
Ymagis Group has appointed Bouchra Alami vice president of versioning and accessibility services at Éclair Media.
As part of its ongoing effort to grow its resources for motion picture finishing, Post Factory NY, a Sim Group company, has hired Colin Davis as digital intermediate producer. Davis, who arrives from a similar position with Company 3, New York, will oversee feature film and documentary projects undergoing editorial conforming, color grading and other finishing services. He will also be involved in developing the facility’s workflow procedures and service offering. In his first project for Post Factory NY, Davis oversaw final color grading and deliverables for the upcoming Lionsgate release American Ultra.
FuseFX has hired veteran visual effects supervisor and executive Jason Dowdeswell to lead its facility in Vancouver. Previously Vice President of Production Operations at Sony Pictures Imageworks, Dowdeswell will supervise current production activities and oversee a planned expansion of the FuseFX operation in Vancouver. Dowdeswell’s background also includes senior posts with Digital Domain, Image Engine and Rainmaker, and credits on such films as Edge of Tomorrow, Immortals and Twilight.
O.D Welch has been named president of Oscar-winning effects house Digital Domain. In his new role, Welch will manage all aspects of the day-to-day operations at Digital Domain’s Playa Vista and Vancouver’s two locations. A 30-year industry veteran, Welch has extensive experience in visual effects and production management, and knows the entertainment business on a ground-up operational and financial basis.
The Colonie, the Chicago-based editorial, visual FX and post-production boutique, continues to expand its roster of talent with the addition of assistant editors Emily Hayes and Stephania Dulowski to its creative team, and Ben Pokorny’s move to the company’s VFX/finishing department.
2G Digital, independent supplier of digital supply chain services, has made two appointments to its sales team, Cheryl A. Dorsey and Julie Rolf.
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers has elevated 15 industry leaders to the status of SMPTE Fellow. This honor is conferred on individuals who have, through their proficiency and contributions to the industries, attained an outstanding rank among members of the Society. New SMPTE Fellows will be elevated on October 28, during the Fellows Luncheon, held in conjunction with the SMPTE 2015 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles.