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Post Break 5 - A Conversation with NY Post Supervisors

Posted By Ryan Penny, 10 hours ago

POST BREAK: A Conversation With NY Post Supervisors


New York State Post-Production Community!

The 5th in our PNYA POST BREAK series - this week “A Conversation With NY Post Supervisors” – Catherine Farrell, Matt Shapiro, Kendall McCarthy and Ben Urquhart. The many paths and decisions that led them to supervising. The changes we see happening and how they are navigating remote work. 

POST BREAK: A Conversation with NY Supervisors

Thursday, May 21st at 4pm on Zoom



Catherine Farrell, has collaborated with the Coen brothers, David Frankel, Noah Baumbach and most recently Greta Gerwig on Little Women. She is known for her work on Inside Llewyn Davis, Hail, Caesar!, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, While We're Young, Rose Water, and The Good Liar.

Matt Shapiro, he is known for his work on Amazon Prime's Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, M. Night Shyamalan's Split, and Glass for Universal Pictures, Barry Levinson's Paterno and Wizard of Lies on HBO.


Kendall McCarthy, she is known for her work on Tales of the City for Netflix/NBC, The Americans for FX Network, and The Looming Tower on Hulu, Hap & Leonard for Sundance Channel, Sense8 on Netflix, and Mildred Pierce, an HBO miniseries.


Ben Urquhart, Ben's film career started with PA work in California, Post PA work in NY, and moved to the studio side in 2004. Twelve years at Focus Features, followed by Universal since 2016. Currently Post Executive on several features, and Product Owner of uTRACK, Universal’s proprietary workflow engine, tracking feature operations from script-to-screens.




Vivian Connolly, chief executive officer and founder of Phosphene since 2008. Some recent projects include John Chu and Lin Manuel Miranda’s In The Heights for Warner Bros., The Plot Against America for HBO, Hunters for Amazon, and A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood for Sony.

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POST BREAK 4 - How Post Will Return: Facilities and Beyond

Posted By Ryan Penny, Thursday, May 21, 2020

POST BREAK 4 - How Post Will Return: Facilities and Beyond

The 4th in our PNYA POST BREAK series - this week we present a panel about returning to work- what's emerging in discussions about safety best practices; what will editorial, finishing, and delivery look like as we implement those protocols? We’ll consider worker safety, facility logistics, and overall post workflow considerations as we look at "getting back to (or continuing to) work". The panel will provide a sense of the state of current discussions, what entities are in dialogue, and the ways that our work in post may be transformed by COVID safety and prevention measures.

Thursday, May 14th at 4pm on Zoom


SIM International, Kim Spikes - Currently the Senior Vice President of Post in New York, Kimberly has been with Sim, previously FactoryNY, for over 11 years. Along the way, she has overseen five facilities throughout SoHo, TriBeCa and Brooklyn providing dailies, offline, picture and sound finishing to hundreds of film and television shows.

Producer, David Woods - Experienced Award-Winning Producer, Post Production Supervisor, and Filmmaker with experience on scripted television shows, documentary feature films, scripted feature films and short films.

Cathy Repola - National Executive Director of the Editors Guild, IATSE Local 700. Serving an array of monolith positions at the guild since 1992, she has been in her current post since 2016. She also serves as a Committee and Board member to several foundations including Time's Up Women's Production Group, and Wise & Healthy Aging. All the while also volunteering/fundraising for the Motion Picture Television Fund.


Producer, Claire Shanley - a Post Producer whose recent projects include “The Plot Against America” and “The Deuce”. Her background also includes post facility & tech management as Managing Director for Sixteen19, Technical Director for Broadway Video among others. She Co-Chairs the Board of Directors of the NYC LGBT Center and serves on the Advisory Board of NYWIFT, NY Women in Film & Television.

The Post New York Alliance Education Committee Let us know what content you would like to discuss for a future Post Break by posting in #members_events in the PNYA Workspace.

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Post Break 3 - A Conversation with NY Editors

Posted By Ryan Penny, Wednesday, May 13, 2020

POST BREAK: A Conversation with New York Editors

Thursday, May 7th at 4pm on Zoom

The 3rd in our PNYA POST BREAK series - this week “A Conversation with New York Editors” – Louise Ford, Andy Weisblum, and Kate Sanford. We are so lucky to have NY veteran editors join our Post Break to answer all your questions about Editing in NY. Where we’ve come from and where we might be going?


Louise Ford - Worked as a journalist in London for 10 years before moving to New York and becoming a film editor. She is known for her work on Bad Education (2019), The Lighthouse (2018), Wildlife (2018) and Thoroughbreds (2017)

Andrew Weisblum - An American film and a visual effects editor. He has collaborated frequently with directors Darren Aronofsky and Wes Anderson. He is known for his work on Black Swan (2010), Moonrise Kingdom (2012), Mother! (2017) and The Wrestler (2008).

Kate Sanford - A seasoned feature film and series television editor. She has collaborated with filmmakers Tim Blake Nelson and Michael Corrente, She is known for her work on The Wire (2002), The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (2017), Boardwalk Empire (2010) and Treme (2010)

MODERATOR: Yana Lehman - Chairman of the PNYA Board & President and COO of Trevanna Post, Inc. Yana currently oversees strategy and operations of the New York, Los Angeles and London offices, overseeing a staff of 40. She has been a post production accountant at Trevanna, working on feature films and television shows since 2004. She is an active member of Local 161.

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Post Break 2 - Pivoting in Post

Posted By Ryan Penny, Wednesday, May 13, 2020

POST BREAK: Pivoting in Post

Thursday, April 30th at 4pm on Zoom

The 2nd in our PNYA POST BREAK series - this week “Pivoting in Post” – about career moves made sideways, up, down and all around. Why did our panelists decide to change paths and how they did they make the jump from facility to scripted, reality to scripted TV? And how did they make the move from production camera loader to feature AE? How did starting in features, stepping into reality and back to scripted again, make them a better Editor?


Inga Moren - Assistant Editor: The Photograph, 15: A Quinceañera Story, Sleepless in America
Veronica Vozzolo - Assistant Editor: Billions S5, Da 5 Bloods, She's Gotta Have it S2
Christina Delerma - Post Supervisor: various projects Jigsaw Productions, Lenox Hill Docuseries, Mayday (Indie)
Jamie Kirkpatrick - Editor: Gravesend, Critical Thinking, We Summon the Darkness

Moderator - Kendall McCarthy: Post Producer: Tales of the City, The Americans, The Looming Tower

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Post Break 1 - How is NY Posting Now?

Posted By Ryan Penny, Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Updated: Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Post Break: How is NY Posting Now?

Thursday, April 23rd 2020

Post Break: How is NY Posting Now? will begin with short updates from members in picture, sound, music and VFX reflecting on working remotely – their learning curves, struggles and solutions, and if any of the new procedures look to be legitimate alternatives to our usual models.

Picture Editorial:
Nick Ramirez, AE/Editor: mid90s, Little Women, Mayday
Rebekah Hernandez, Post Super/Coordinator: Billions, Forty Year Old Version, Gemini Man

Sound Editorial:
Gregg Swiatlowski, Supervising Sound Editor: Billions, Godless, Hustlers
Ryan Price, Re-Recording Mixer: Good Time, Her Smell, Billions

Dann Fink, ADR Voice Casting: In the Heights, Halloween Kills, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

DI Finishing/Color:
Clark Henderson, VP, Theatrical Service Technicolor/PostWorks: - On The Rocks, Uncut Gems, Harriet
Anastasia Cipolla, Freelance Colorist: Why Not Choose Love: A Mary Pickford Manifesto, Art Of Style, Sneaker Hustle

Andrew Bly, EP/CFO The Molecule: Dickinson, Fosse / Verdon, Five Feet Apart

Moderator: Chris Peterson, EP on vendor side: Absentia, Women of Troy, Hereditary

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