Over 45 feature films posted in NY
including recent releases: A Walk Among the Tombstones, Let's Be Cops,
The Giver, The Hundred Foot Journey and Begin Again. Over 20 TV shows post in NY including current and upcoming TV
shows: Boardwalk Empire, The Americans, Nurse Jackie,
Alpha House, Marco Polo, Flesh and Bone, Bluebloods and
Post New York Alliance and Ghetto Film School Form Partnership in Education Efforts
On June 25th, Chris Peterson (Post Factory), Jennifer Lane (Post Supervisor) and Samara Levenstein (Post Supervisor) traveled to the South Bronx’s Ghetto Film School (http://www.ghettofilm.org). GFS is an independent film organization that provides various pre-professional programs to some 650 artists a year. In partnership with the NYC Department of Education, GFS helped open our nation's first film high school, The Cinema School (http://www.thecinemaschool.org). GFS alumni run a self-described "creative" full-service production company called Digital Bodega (http://www.digital-bodega.com/).
Chris, Jennifer and Samara's visit began with a roundtable Q&A session, where students and faculty asked questions about their experiences in the entertainment industry and what advice the students should follow to find their own employment. Further discussion included planning for a program in which PNYA members will have the opportunity to accept GFS student interns within their companies. Other ongoing collaborations include member companies Sound Lounge and Post Factory providing gratis tech support to GFS's post facility. The planning session was followed by a tour of the facility.
100+ PNYA Members at June’s Post Intelligence Gathering (PIG)
On June 4, the latest PNYA PIG (Post Intelligence Gathering http://www.postnewyork.org/pig.htm) was held at Post Factory's new facility on Desbrosses Street in Tribeca. PIGs continue to grow in attendance, with upwards of 100 members attending this one. After the discussion of new projects coming to New York State, mingling and socializing continued late into the night and spilled over into neighboring bars. The next PIG will be October 7.
Harbor Picture Company
Proud to Announce Several New Additions...
Harbor West opened in May of 2014 with 45 new offline editorial suites, including many that are large and windowed. Located in the West Village, Harbor West also houses a new 2K DI theater with 3D capability. The new space has also allowed us to expand our boutique VFX offering which launched in January 2014 and is now in full stride. In July 2014, the company’s footprint continued to grow with the opening of Harbor South on Hudson Street, which features premier sound editorial/design studios and a new television mix stage outfitted with NY's first installation of two of the new S6 consoles set up in a two-mixer configuration.
Back at Harbor’s headquarters on Varick Street, the DI team is excited to welcome Chris Mackenzie, formerly of Deluxe NY, as our Senior Conform Artist. From Chris:
"I am happy to announce that I will be joining the staff of Harbor Picture Company as the Senior Conform Artist beginning this September. I look forward to re-uniting with some of my former co-workers; Molle DeBartolo, Darrell Smith, and Joe Gawler but I'm also excited about collaborating with the rest of my talented new colleagues. In this position, I intend to expand upon Harbor's excellent body of work and provide editorial support for their feature film and episodic television projects. For any additional information or if anyone wants to contact me for any other reason, I can now be reached at email@example.com, and Molle DeBartolo (firstname.lastname@example.org) will also serve as a contact for me and any potential bookings as well."
Lastly, in August, Harbor added Barco 4K Projection to one of our DI theaters to be able to provide a true 4K grading environment.
THE MILL NY
New Color Hires & NY’s 1st Dedicated Commercial 4K Suite
The Mill announces a new investment for Mill Color, with three new color talent hires, promotions and the launch of New York's first dedicated commercials 4K suite.
Mill Color is thrilled to announce the expansion of its globally renowned colorist team by introducing three new hires across its US studios. Mill Color in New York welcomes Aline Sinquin as Senior Colorist with Dave Ludlam joining Mill LA, also in the role of Senior Colorist. Coinciding with the arrival is the hire of Thatcher Peterson as Executive Producer Color in the Los Angeles Mill studio.
Alongside the new arrivals, Mikey Rossiter is promoted to Colorist in New York.
All of the new investment in talent and creative technology serves to reinforce the global Mill Color offering, and brings the team to 11 strong with Adam Scott, Aline Sinquin, Dave Ludlam, Fergus McCall, Gregory Reese, James Bamford, Luke Morrison, Matt Osborne, Mick Vincent, Mikey Rossiter and Seamus O'Kane.
As part of The Mill's continued focus on expanding the capabilities of its color offering, The Mill NY has also opened a 4K Color Suite. The 15-seat theater boasts one of only two Barco DCI 4K projectors in New York, and 5.1-surround sound that has been custom-built and designed in collaboration with acoustician-sound company, Armadillo.
Robin Shenfield, The Mill's chief executive officer explains: "At Mill Color we provide our clients with the world’s leading talent that are available anywhere around the globe. Aline and Dave will bolster our multi award-winning colorist roster with Thatcher bringing invaluable EP experience to our dedicated team. Aline and Dave will bring their extensive flair and craft alongside a vast amount of color expertise that will continue to enrich the power of Mill Color.
"We are also very excited to announce the launch our 4K Color Suite, the first dedicated commercials suite in New York, that will showcase our innovation combined with state-of-the-art technology, both core values that have always been at the heart of The Mill's DNA. The launch of our new 4K Color Suite will allow us to discover new and inspiring ways to solve any challenge for all of our clients on any project, no matter how big or small."
For further information please contact:
Pip Lowe – Head of Press & Marketing, Group
Tel: +1 212 337 3210
Expansion, Upgrades & Recent Work.
In addition to recently completing a six-figure facility improvement plan, over the last 18 months Technicolor-PostWorks NY has made capital and human resource investments including: 1/3 increase in scripted TV and theatrical finishing capacity, various upgrades to support 4k workflows, added an additional DI theater, and added headcount in the following departments:
Some of the recent projects posted at Technicolor-PostWorks NY include The Giver, Roger Waters The Wall and The Hundred-Foot Journey.
THORNBERG & FORESTER
New Creative Director, Jorge Peschiera.
Thornberg & Forester announced today that Jorge Peschiera has joined the company to further develop its growing creative portfolio.
Jorge has a passion for solving design and communication problems of all kinds. After studying film and philosophy at Amherst College, he began his career researching, writing and producing shows for Discovery, History and the National Geographic Channel. During this time, he discovered motion graphics, picked up a few manuals, and was soon handling all of the production company's design, visual effects and animation needs. Jorge was recruited by a small motion design studio in 2006, and in two short years he landed a number of pitches, including the redesign of History Channel's identity.
For the next six years, Jorge thrived as a designer at some of New York's leading studios and created award-winning work for a long list of well-known brands. Now, with over 12 years of industry experience, Jorge has imbued his love of storytelling and creative problem-solving in to branding, experiential, print, product, interactive and motion design projects. He now brings that same love to Thornberg & Forester as a Creative Director.
Scott Matz, Co-founder and Executive Creative Director of Thornberg & Forester shares, "We’ve been fortunate to have worked with Jorge on many different projects over the past several years. Each day, Jorge brings more than fantastic talent to the office…he brings heart, excitement, dedication, comradery and zero compromise on quality. Jorge is absolutely the perfect fit for our team. We’re incredibly lucky and proud to call him one of our creative leaders."
DAN FINK AND BRUCE WINANT
PNYA Members Dann Fink and Bruce Winant Announce Current Loop Group Projects
Partners Dann Fink and Bruce Winant of Loopers Unlimited would like to report the loop group's current contributions to the following films and shows: Underdogs (The Weinstein Company), A Most Violent Year (JC Chandor), Anesthesia (Tim Blake Nelson), Shelter (Paul Bettany), Time Out of Mind (Oren Moverman), Manhattan Love Story (ABC), Blue Bloods (CBS), Boardwalk Empire (HBO), Squirrels to the Nuts (Peter Bogdanovich), Tom Five (Chris Rock), Marco Polo (The Weinstein Company), and Carol (Todd Haynes).
Recent Work: The Roosevelts: An Intimate History
Recent work: Airing September 22nd on PBS, "The Roosevelts: An Intimate History." Ken Burns' latest 7 part series chronicling the lives of Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt. I am proud to have contributed as the DI Producer - picture finishing was at Goldcrest Post.
I recently departed from Light Iron where I served as Executive Producer and prior to that served as EP at Goldcrest Post. All of my years in Post are put to good use as a freelance Post Producer or Post Supervisor for commercials, episodic or features. Currently looking for gigs starting in January.
For more information, connect with me on LinkedIn or look up my credits on IMDB.
2014 Toronto International Film
Festival Screened an Impressive
Array of New York Posted Films
Congratulations to our PNYA members who
worked on the following films that screened
at the Toronto International Film Festival!
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