TicketSearch North America has promoted Daniel Sammy to chief revenue officer. In that role Sammy will oversee sales, daily operations, and continue to develop TicketSearch as the next generation in box office ticketing and event management.
Rising Sun Pictures, Brisbane, has appointed Egan Wesener as a teaching, learning and development associate. He will work closely with Anna Hodge, manager of education and training, to oversee the Brisbane studio’s visual effects training program, which recently expanded to Queensland.
Fancy House of Visual Effects has hired veteran VFX artist, designer, and creative director Tim Sepulveda as head of computer graphics and sales and marketing specialist Amy Jones as executive producer/head of sales. The studio, a sister company of Goldcrest Post, has also promoted Alex Tracy, adding executive producer to his title as head of production.
Five-time Emmy Award-winning re-recording mixer Josh Morton has joined Levels Audio, the award-winning audio post-production and sound design studio.
The Oregon-based animation studio Laika has named longtime Netflix executive Matt Levin as president, live-action film and series. In addition to being in production on its sixth animated movie Wildwood, the studio is currently developing its first ever live-action project, a film based on acclaimed screenwriter John Brownlow’s (The Miniaturist, Sylvia) action thriller novel Seventeen.
Rising Sun Pictures has appointed Phil Barrenger to the new role of head of operations. This new position will oversee the artist and technological aspects of the business and will report to RSP president, Jennie Zeiher.
BAFTA award-winning visual effects studio Lola has strengthened its senior leadership team with the appointment of Annie Gordon as executive producer and Lizzie Hill as senior producer.
The National Association of Theatre Owners will honor Rolando B. Rodriguez, chairman of NATO and senior advisor to The Marcus Corporation and Influx, with the 2023 NATO Marquee Award during this year’s CinemaCon. The announcement was made by Mitch Neuhauser, managing director of CinemaCon.
The Society of Camera Operators has announced that the association’s 2023 Lifetime Achievement Awards’ Governors Award recipient is Oscar nominee Colin Farrell. Hosted at the Loews Hollywood Hotel on February 25, the SOC Awards show will honor the top professionals and operators in motion picture, television, and the industry at large.
After a 22-year career in cinema, Jerry Murdoch, CinemaNext country manager, UK & Ireland, has announced his plans to retire. He will step down as country manager this month to be replaced by current CinemaNext UK sales manager Jordan Bedding. Over the next few months, Murdoch will reduce his hours, and will spend his time supporting and assisting Bedding with the transition before assuming a newly created role within the group until he fully retires.