Motion Picture Solutions Names Howard Kiedaisch CEO

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 13:06 -- Nick Dager

Howard KiedaischMotion Picture Solutions has named Howard Kiedaisch CEO and chairman of the MPS Group. Kiedaisch takes up the role on May 1 after serving in a number of senior leadership positions in the international film industry. He joins the company after nine years as CEO of Arts Alliance Media; prior to that, he was CFO for Universal Pictures International.

British Comedy Director Nick Jones Joins Original

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 12:26 -- Nick Dager

Original has reached out to London to sign one of the UK’s top commercial comedy directors. Nick Jones has directed funny spots for eHarmony, Sony PlayStation, AT&T, Mercedes, Walmart, McDonald’s, Kia, Heineken and scores of other brands. Original will represent him exclusively for advertising projects in the United States.

Motion Picture Sound Editors Elects Board of Directors

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 12:17 -- Nick Dager

The Motion Picture Sound Editors has announced the results of its annual Board of Directors election. Elected to two-year terms in Executive Seats are Jeremy J. Gordon as Sergeant-at-Arms, Paul Rodriguez as Treasurer and Mark Lanza as Vice President. They join continuing offices Frank Morrone (President) and Christopher Reeves (Secretary). Lanza and Rodriguez were incumbents.

Chainsaw Adds Colorist Kim Schneider

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 14:58 -- Nick Dager

Continuing to build its resources for scripted television, Chainsaw, a Sim Group company, today announces the hiring of veteran colorist Kim Schneider. Schneider arrives with more than 20 years of experience in television post-production, including a seven-year run as final colorist for AMC’s Sons of Anarchy. His first assignment at Chainsaw will be as final colorist for the hit ABC Family series Pretty Little Liars.

Billy Gabor Tapped as Managing Director of Deluxe Creative Services Atlanta

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 12:05 -- Nick Dager

Deluxe Creative Services has promoted Billy Gabor from senior colorist to managing director of its Atlanta studio, which currently is home to local outposts of Company 3, Method, Encore and Beast. The new position serves to further unify the post-production services of each company under the Creative Services umbrella.

Beast Names Victoria Venantini New East Coast Rep

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 12:38 -- Nick Dager

Beast, a national creative editorial company, today named Victoria Venantini as its new east coast sales rep. Based in New York, Venantini is an independent consultant with a proven track record in advertising and production sales, having worked with top clients including Moxie Pictures, Digital Domain, RSA Films, and many more.


FuseFX Adds VFX Supervisor Ted Rae

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 12:11 -- Nick Dager

Ted Rae, an Emmy and BAFTA nominated Visual Effects Supervisor whose credits span feature films, episodic television and commercials, has joined Los Angeles-based FuseFX. Rae is currently leading FuseFX visual effects teams for the CBS series Scorpion and the WB series Stalker. He is also assisting with several projects through FuseFX’s new Vancouver facility.



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