Beast, a national creative editorial company, today named Victoria Venantini as its new east coast sales rep. Based in New York, Venantini is an independent consultant with a proven track record in advertising and production sales, having worked with top clients including Moxie Pictures, Digital Domain, RSA Films, and many more.
Ted Rae, an Emmy and BAFTA nominated Visual Effects Supervisor whose credits span feature films, episodic television and commercials, has joined Los Angeles-based FuseFX. Rae is currently leading FuseFX visual effects teams for the CBS series Scorpion and the WB series Stalker. He is also assisting with several projects through FuseFX’s new Vancouver facility.
JVC Professional Video today announced it has promoted Chris Dalaly to assistant vice president, production and entertainment, effective March 1. In his new position, Dalaly will work to expand JVC’s brand presence in the cine and production markets.
Creative editorial company Beast has hired executive producer Astrid Downs to oversee projects for its Santa Monica office. Downs comes to Beast with a well-rounded background gained from working across production and post-production for over a decade.
Modern VideoFilm has appointed Julie Currin as vice president of sales/feature film. Currin will lead a new effort to grow Modern’s share of the post-production market for motion pictures and enhance its relationships with major studios, independent producers and filmmakers. Her background includes more than 15 years in senior sales and marketing roles, including posts with Deluxe, Laser Pacific and Technicolor.
Creative editorial company Beast has named post-production industry veteran Valerie Petrusson as president. A co-founding member, Petrusson returns to Beast after steering sales and marketing for commercial and feature projects at parent company Deluxe. In her new role, Petrusson will be responsible for overseeing Beast's seven offices across New York, Santa Monica, San Francisco, Chicago, Atlanta, Detroit and Austin.
“It is with profound sorrow that I must share the passing of my friend and the original founder of Matthews Studio Equipment, Roy Isaia,” says MSE owner and president Ed Phillips. “On February 16th Roy lost his battle with Leukemia but in keeping with his feisty personality never gave up the fight.”
Codex has named industry veteran, Brian Gaffney, as vice president business development. Gaffney has many years of digital production experience, and is well known in production and post-production circles around the motion picture and broadcast industries. He will be based at Codex’s LA office and will head up Codex’s business development efforts across the US, the Americas and Australia/New Zealand.
Stargate Studios has named Thayer Jester vice president of business development. Jester's responsibilities will include developing new business opportunities and strategic relationships for Stargate in the North American Market
Treehouse, the Dallas editorial boutique, has expanded its services through the hiring of motion graphics designer Jeff Vick and the addition of a new graphics design and production suite. The company will offer graphics both in tandem with editing and finishing, and as a standalone service.