Dolby Laboratories today announced that cinema-industry veteran Curt Behlmer is joining Dolby as senior vice president of content solutions and industry relations, reporting to Doug Darrow, senior vice president, cinema. Behlmer and his team will advance and evangelize the possibilities of cinema sight and sound, starting with Dolby Atmos audio, making sure that Dolby technologies fit well into content workflows and are embraced by the industry.
“It is our strong connection to the creative community that inspires us to invent new ways to help them bring their stories to life," said Darrow. "Curt has the experience, knowledge and leadership to ensure that we continue to develop technology solutions aligned with the industry’s own aspirations and needs.”
Behlmer is a 30-year veteran of the motion picture industry and recently served as chief technology officer of entertainment services at Technicolor, where he developed and sponsored technology initiatives across a broad range of production, postproduction, and distribution services. While at Technicolor, Behlmer was also responsible for building a worldwide digital cinema services organization and the recently completed state-of-the art audio postproduction facility on the Paramount Studios lot in Hollywood.
Earlier in his career, he held technology and senior executive positions at Warner Bros., Soundelux Entertainment Group, Digital Cinema Ventures, Ryder Sound Services, and Lionsgate Films. Active in many industry associations and standards bodies, Behlmer is a multiterm Governor of the Sound Branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, a fellow of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers, President of the Inter-Society for the Enhancement of Cinema Presentation, and a member of the Hollywood Post Alliance and British Kinematograph Sound and Television Society.
“With such a rich culture of innovation, Dolby has the vision and the necessary ingredients to create a very powerful set of tools for filmmakers and the ecosystem that allows audiences in a wide range of environments to enjoy the creative intent with incredible fidelity and accuracy,” said Behlmer. “I share that passion and am very excited to help realize the vision.”
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