ECA Names New Board Members

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 11:21 -- Nick Dager

The Event Cinema Association has announced the appointment of four new ECA members to its board of directors. Vanessa Hills, head of marketing at UK distributor More2Screen and Janelle Mason, director and producer at production company and distributor CinemaLive, have been appointed as board directors, and Fabrice Testa, head of international business development for Kencast stepped down from his role at DSAT Cinema to be replaced by Manel Carreras, senior vice president, marketing and content business development services at Ymagis, was voted back onto the board in his new role as head of business development at U.S. technical provider Kencast.

Post Factory NY Names Matt Breitenbach to Lead Digital Conform

Wed, 10/21/2015 - 11:12 -- Nick Dager

Post-production veteran Matt Breitenbach has joined Post Factory NY, a Sim Group company, as director of digital conform. In his new role, he will oversee the finishing process for feature films. Breitenbach arrives from Deluxe Entertainment Services Group, New York, where he was senior digital intermediates editor. His credits there included The Wolf of Wall Street, Rosewater, Run All Night, Kill the Messenger and the hit CBS crime drama Blue Bloods.

Haddad Promoted to President, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

Wed, 10/21/2015 - 11:08 -- Nick Dager

David Haddad has been promoted to president, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment it was announced today by Diane Nelson, president of DC Entertainment, president and chief content officer, WBIE, and president, Warner Bros. Consumer Products, and Ron Sanders, president, Warner Bros. Worldwide Home Entertainment Distribution. Haddad will continue to report to both Nelson and Sanders.

Re-Recording Mixer Matthew Chan Joins Tattersall Sound and Picture

Mon, 09/28/2015 - 12:59 -- Nick Dager

Tattersall Sound and Picture, a Sim Group company, has signed an exclusive contract with veteran Re-Recording Mixer and Sound Supervisor Matthew Chan. Chan brings a deep and diverse resume encompassing features, episodic television and documentaries. His recent credits include the upcoming Lionsgate release Operation Avalanche and director Atom Egoyan’s Remember, which screened at this year’s Venice Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival.

Digital Intermediate Producer Colin Davis Joins Post Factory NY

Wed, 08/19/2015 - 11:19 -- Nick Dager

As part of its ongoing effort to grow its resources for motion picture finishing, Post Factory NY, a Sim Group company, has hired Colin Davis as digital intermediate producer. Davis, who arrives from a similar position with Company 3, New York, will oversee feature film and documentary projects undergoing editorial conforming, color grading and other finishing services. He will also be involved in developing the facility’s workflow procedures and service offering. In his first project for Post Factory NY, Davis oversaw final color grading and deliverables for the upcoming Lionsgate release American Ultra.

Jason Dowdeswell Joins FuseFX Vancouver

Wed, 08/19/2015 - 11:16 -- Nick Dager

FuseFX has hired veteran visual effects supervisor and executive Jason Dowdeswell to lead its facility in Vancouver. Previously Vice President of Production Operations at Sony Pictures Imageworks, Dowdeswell will supervise current production activities and oversee a planned expansion of the FuseFX operation in Vancouver. Dowdeswell’s background also includes senior posts with Digital Domain, Image Engine and Rainmaker, and credits on such films as Edge of Tomorrow, Immortals and Twilight.

O.D. Welch Named President of Digital Domain

Tue, 08/18/2015 - 10:49 -- Nick Dager

O.D Welch has been named president of Oscar-winning effects house Digital Domain. In his new role, Welch will manage all aspects of the day-to-day operations at Digital Domain’s Playa Vista and Vancouver’s two locations. A 30-year industry veteran, Welch has extensive experience in visual effects and production management, and knows the entertainment business on a ground-up operational and financial basis.

The Colonie Adds Three to Staff

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 11:35 -- Nick Dager

The Colonie, the Chicago-based editorial, visual FX and post-production boutique, continues to expand its roster of talent with the addition of assistant editors Emily Hayes and Stephania Dulowski to its creative team, and Ben Pokorny’s move to the company’s VFX/finishing department.


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