Atlanta post house Nine Mile Circle has hired Julia Merrill as executive producer. Merrill, whose background includes nine years as a writer/producer for Cartoon Network, will lead client relations, business development and project management. She will also work with Nine Mile Circle editor and owner Kyle Kramb in implementing the company’s further expansion plans, including a move to a larger facility this fall.
New York Women in Film & Television has named Simone Pero president of its board of directors, effective July 1. Pero was most recently vice president of special events, and previously vice president of membership. She is founder of For Impact Productions, a social impact film marketing and production company.
The Hollywood Professional Association has announced that Larry Chernoff has been named 2017 recipient of the prized HPA Lifetime Achievement Award. Chernoff will receive the award during the HPA Awards gala on November 16 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, California. The HPA Lifetime Achievement Award is given to an individual who is recognized for service and commitment to the professional media content industry. The mission of the award is to give recognition to individuals who have, with great service, dedicated their careers to the betterment of the industry. The Lifetime Achievement Award is given at the discretion of the HPA Board and Awards Committee and is not given every year.
Atomic Fiction has named Marc Chu to lead the studio's animation efforts across its Oakland and Montreal locations. Chu joins Atomic Fiction from ILM, where he most recently served as animation director, bringing more than 20 years of experience animating and supervising the creation of everything from aliens and spaceships to pirates and superheroes.
Sony has named Damien Weissenburger business head of Sony Digital Cinema 4K in parallel with current responsibilities as business head of corporate and education solutions. Based in the UK, he will oversee strategic growth plans for the two separate business entities.
Screenvision Media today announced the promotion of John Marmo from director to vice president, training and compliance. This promotion comes following recent elevations across the national ad sales and business operations departments.
Movio has appointed Gabriel Swartland head of client services for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Sarah Lewthwaite, managing director and senior vice president of Movio, EMEA, made the announcement. Swartland will report to her.
GreenSlate has hired William Baker to serve as the company’s vice president of sales and new business development working out of their Los Angeles office. Baker brings more than seventeen years experience leading startup, high-growth and established companies in film, television and commercial production to his new role.
Cartoni president and CEO Elisabetta Cartoni has been accepted as an associate member of the American Society of Cinematographers.
The Ymagis Group has named Anne Feret vice president, Europe, for Éclair’s post-production division. For the past eight years, Feret has been the international sales administrator and vice-president of the cinema arm of Zodiak Rights/ Banijay Rights.