Manios Digital & Film has appointed Tom O’Neill to direct Eastern Regional Sales. O’Neill will manage sales and dealer relationships in an area including New England, Mid Atlantic, South East and Midwest states. He will also represent the company at trade shows and other industry events in the region.
Ymagis Group has appointed Pascal Mogavero senior vice-president, Eclair. He replaces Christophe Lacroix, who has been named group deputy CEO and entrusted with the management of EclairColor and EclairGame.
POSitive Cinema Solutions has named Mark Waldman director of sales and marketing. A seasoned professional with experience in programming, corporate training, product management and sales in several vertical markets, Waldman joined the cinema industry in 2002, as the IT director, for Palace Cinemas, now Cinema City. Palace Cinemas had 22 sites and 180 screens with cinemas in Hungary, Czech Republic and Slovakia. In the nine years at Palace Cinemas, he oversaw the transition to digital cinema, as well as the development of a proprietary point of sales system.
Veteran colorist Michael Smollin has joined Fancy Film, the independent post-production facility based in Los Angeles’ Silver Lake neighborhood. Smollin, whose credits span features, episodics, reality series and documentaries, will serve as the facility’s senior colorist for theatrical and television projects.
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers has elected its new officers and governors for the 2018-2019 term.
Motion picture and television sound executive Paul Rodriguez passed away September 26th in Los Angeles of cardiac arrest after a brief hospitalization. He was 65. Rodriguez was president of South Lake Audio Services and vice president of audio services and development at Roundabout Entertainment in Burbank where he oversaw post-production sound for projects including HBO’s Westworld.
Motion Picture Solutions has appointed Matt Aspray the company’s chief executive officer. He takes over from Howard Kiedaisch, who is stepping aside to focus on the growth of Bel Air Cinema, a company he co-founded and in which MPS is a principal partner.
Ymagis Group has appointed Jean Firome has been appointed chief financial officer, replacing Rémi Gérard, who left the group this summer for personal reasons. Philippe Lefebvre joins the group as vice president procurement. Benoit Schils is the group’s new quality director.
Movio has promoted Matthew Liebmann to global president, Movio Cinema. He previously held the title of senior vice president, the Americas.
SMPTE today announced that it will elevate 12 industry leaders to the status of SMPTE Fellow. This honor is conferred on individuals who have, through their proficiency and contributions to the industry, attained an outstanding rank among members of the Society. The new SMPTE Fellows will be honored at the SMPTE 2017 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition at the Hollywood and Highland Center in Los Angeles in October. The new SMPTE 2017 Fellows include: