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Deluxe’s Method Studios to Acquire Award-Winning VFX Company Atomic Fiction in Continued Global Expansion
Deluxe’s Method Studios to Acquire Award-Winning VFX Company Atomic Fiction in Continued Global Expansion
Influx of top talent and presence in key locations will further extend creative capabilities and capacity
Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire award-winning visual effects (VFX) company Atomic Fiction, with studios in Montreal, QC Canada, a growing epicenter for VFX, and San Francisco, CA. Atomic Fiction will join Method Studios, Deluxe’s global VFX brand, as part of its strategy to deepen the company’s talent base and capacity to take on the biggest and most challenging VFX projects for features, episodics, advertising and brands.
published 11 months ago   read more
Deluxe New York Taps Sam Daley for Features and Episodic Color Grading
Deluxe New York Taps Sam Daley for Features and Episodic Color Grading
Signals expansion of Gotham finishing operations
Senior Colorist Sam Daley has joined Deluxe post operations in New York, where he will lead final color finishing for feature films and television. Daley has been a fixture of the local post community for over 20 years.
published 1 year ago   read more
'Resident Evil' Returns to Deluxe Toronto for Post
'Resident Evil' Returns to Deluxe Toronto for PostLongtime collaborators on the ‘Resident Evil’ film franchise, Deluxe Toronto handled the majority of post-production services for the sixth installment, "Resident Evil: The Final Chapter." The sci-fi horror feature, which reunited much of the production team including director Paul W.S. Anderson, returned to Deluxe for the 4K DI, 3D 2K DI, full 7.1 and 5.1 audio mixes for domestic and international versions, digital cinema mastering and nearly 300 visual effects shots. Deluxe also delivered an HDR remaster for the film’s home entertainment release.
published 2 years ago   read more
Deluxe's Method Studios Crafts Elegantly Eerie Titles for FOX's "The Exorcist"
Deluxe's Method Studios Crafts Elegantly Eerie Titles for FOX's "The Exorcist"FOX TV series "The Exorcist" reimagines the saga of the 1973 feature film in present day Chicago, following Father Tomas Ortega as he tries to save the Rance family. For the show’s opening titles, the network turned to Method Studios to craft an elegantly eerie opening sequence with sinister overtones.
published 2 years ago   read more
Deluxe Promotes Company 3 and EFILM Execs Jackie Lee & Dave Grove
Deluxe Promotes Company 3 and EFILM Execs Jackie Lee & Dave Grove
Grove named SVP, Global Feature Sales- -Lee joins Enterprise Sales team as SVP to support clients across Deluxe’s full creative services portfolio
To support clients of its creative services as they address expanding content opportunities worldwide, Deluxe has promoted two long-time executives into new roles. Dave Grove, former SVP of Sales for EFILM, moves into the role of SVP, Global Feature Sales. Jackie Lee, former SVP of Feature Services for Deluxe’s Company 3, has taken on an expanded role as SVP, Global Client Strategy, Creative Enterprise Sales, supporting clients across Deluxe’s full portfolio of creative services worldwide.
published 2 years ago   read more
Russ Robertson Returns to Deluxe as SVP of Sales for TV Post
Russ Robertson Returns to Deluxe as SVP of Sales for TV Post
Russ Robertson Returns to Deluxe to Support Growing Demand for Company’s TV Post Services
Deluxe announced today that long-time Deluxe post-production sales executive Russ Robertson has returned to the company as SVP of Sales, Encore New York, to support the growing demand for its TV post services in the region. With scripted original series reaching a record number of 455 in 2016 and more shows delivering in high dynamic range (HDR) formats, Robertson’s 20 years of post experience supports content creators as they realize new revenue and creative opportunities in the global, multi-format market. He re-joins Deluxe from a year at Panavision, where he drove camera systems and production services as VP of Marketing.
published 2 years ago   read more
Deluxe Taps Former Google Language Services Head Derek McKellar as President, Deluxe Localization
Deluxe Taps Former Google Language Services Head Derek McKellar as President, Deluxe Localization
McKellar will lead recently formed division serving the fast growing global market for video localization
Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc. (Deluxe) has named former Google Head of Global Language Services Derek McKellar President of Deluxe Localization. He joins the Company to lead the new organization formed by Deluxe's recent acquisition of cloud-based workflow platform, Sfera (Sfera Studios and Sfera Labs) and Deluxe's thriving global localization business. The combination has given Deluxe massive global reach, proven, secure technology, and unprecedented capacity to meet the explosive worldwide demand for localized entertainment content. McKellar will join the Company in December, reporting to Deluxe CEO John Wallace.
published 3 years ago   read more
Deluxe Acquires Sfera: Adds Cloud Platform to Propel Deluxe Localization to Top of Fast-Growing Global Content Industry
Deluxe Acquires Sfera: Adds Cloud Platform to Propel Deluxe Localization to Top of Fast-Growing Global Content Industry
New division to be led by Former Google Head of Global Language Services Derek McKellar
Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc. (Deluxe), solving creative and technology challenges for content creators and distributors for 100+ years, has acquired Sfera (Sfera Studios and Sfera Labs), a global, cloud based localization platform and distributed services firm. Adding Sfera's proven technology to Deluxe's worldwide reach, relationships, and industry knowledge positions Deluxe Localization -- a newly-formed division of the company, as the leader in media services capable of helping providers meet the unprecedented worldwide demand for entertainment content in a market where localization capacity is limited and technology is largely unproven.
published 3 years ago   read more
Al Cleland named Managing Director of Deluxe’s EFILM
Al Cleland named Managing Director of Deluxe’s EFILM
Longtime VP promoted to Managing Director to lead digital color, finishing, and location services for feature films, episodics, and trailers.
Deluxe announced today that Al Cleland has been named Managing Director of Deluxe’s EFILM, leading digital color, finishing, and location services for the iconic creative company servicing feature films, episodics and trailers. Having built and led EFILM’s thriving trailers business as VP over the past eight years, Cleland will continue EFILM’s decades-long leadership in pioneering technologies, techniques and workflows that keep its clients on the forefront of creativity and efficiency.
published 3 years ago   read more
Deluxe's Iloura Heightens Intensity in Deepwater Horizon
Deluxe's Iloura Heightens Intensity in Deepwater HorizonOn April 20th, 2010, one of the world’s largest man-made disasters occurred on the Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico. Deepwater Horizon from Summit Entertainment and Participant Media, honors the brave men and women whose heroism would save many on board, and change everyone's lives forever. Deluxe's IIloura was tapped to heighten realism in many of the film's high action sequences, adding digital mud, fire and smoke. To ensure continuity across shots and deliver industry leading visual effects, the Iloura team, led by VFX Supervisor Jason Billington, collaborated closely with lead vendor ILM (Disney's Industrial Light & Magic) and VFX Supervisor Craig Hammack.
published 3 years ago   read more
Deluxe Taps Former Technicolor & SDI Media Exec Walter Schonfeld to Lead Worldwide Digital Cinema Operations
Deluxe Taps Former Technicolor & SDI Media Exec Walter Schonfeld to Lead Worldwide Digital Cinema Operations
Walter Schonfeld has joined Deluxe as President, Digital Cinema Global Operations
Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc. (Deluxe) announced today that Walter Schonfeld, the former CEO of SDI Media Group and former President of Technicolor Entertainment Services, has joined the company as President, Digital Cinema Global Operations. Schonfeld brings decades of industry experience and a track record of implementing technology to transform client services to this new role driving worldwide operations for Deluxe Technicolor Digital Cinema (DTDC).
published 3 years ago   read more
Deluxe's Beast NY Adds Editor Dan Maloney
Deluxe's Beast NY Adds Editor Dan Maloney
Maloney has earned an AICE Award for his Tide work and being named an emerging talent by Boards Magazine.
Deluxe creative editorial company Beast has added seasoned editor Dan Maloney to the talent roster of its New York facility. Maloney’s editorial experience spans over 16 years and includes a strong background in cutting comedy and documentary projects, with recent work for Gillette, ZocDoc, and Audi.
published 3 years ago   read more
Deluxe Congratulates 'Game of Thrones' VFX Team on Emmy
VFX Supervisor Glenn Melenhorst from Deluxe’s Iloura Honored for “Battle of the Bastards” Work
HBO's Game of Thrones was honored with its fifth straight Outstanding Special Visual Effects Award at the Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards, held Saturday, September 10 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Praised as one of the series' best episodes to date, the Award-winning "Battle of the Bastards" was a monumental undertaking, including significant visual effects (VFX) work from Deluxe's Iloura, which helped craft the titular bloody showdown. Iloura VFX Supervisor Glenn Melenhorst was honored as part of the visual effects team that included Steve Kullback, Joe Bauer, Adam Chazen, Sam Conway, Derek Spears, Eric Carney, Matthew Roleau and Michelle Blok.
published 3 years ago   read more
'Ghostbusters' VFX Breakdown Reel
Deluxe’s Iloura Puts the Ghost in Ghostbusters
The Iloura team completed 500 shots, led by Iloura VFX Supervisors Glenn Melenhorst and Andrew Hellen and Iloura VFX Producers Ineke Majoor and Jeannette Manifold. The feature was colored by Jill Bodganowicz at Deluxe’s Culver City, CA facility. Iloura’s slate of work focused on look development for and creation of ghostly characters.
published 3 years ago   read more
Deluxe Expands Talent in Chicago at Beast, Company 3 & Method
Deluxe Expands Talent in Chicago at Beast, Company 3 & MethodDeluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc. (Deluxe) has bolstered artistic talent and production leadership in Chicago with several new hires and promotions across Deluxe’s Beast, Company 3 and Method Studios teams co-located in its Michigan Avenue facility to meet the growing demand for its services – particularly in the area of top-quality, visual-effects-focused advertising content. Seasoned VFX producer Matthew Engel joins the Chicago team from Method Studios’ New York facility, along with newly-hired designers Matt Fultz and Tobias Mattner, and Lauren Roth has been promoted to Head of Production for the overall Chicago studio across all three creative teams.
published 3 years ago   read more
New Portal Streamlines Star Trek Beyond Post Process
Unique Workflow Automatically Formats, Distributes Media and Metadata to Multiple VFX Houses at Previously Impossible Speeds
Deluxe Entertainment Services Group (Deluxe) announces that its post/VFX workflow application, The Portal, significantly streamlined processes for filmmakers on Paramount Pictures, Skydance and Bad Robot's Star Trek Beyond, directed by Justin Lin and shot by Stephen F. Windon. The Portal, a service unique to Deluxe, takes the once cumbersome process of pulling camera original material and distributing it to VFX companies from days to hours.
published 3 years ago   read more
Editor John Resner Joins Deluxe
Editor John Resner Joins DeluxeAward-winning editor John Resner has joined Deluxe creative editorial company Beast in New York. For the past several years, Resner has worked with agencies including Wieden+Kennedy, R/GA and Ogilvy, cutting projects for Nike, Delta, Samsung, ESPN, Gatorade, NBC Sports, Southern Comfort, Dairy Queen and Burger King. His accolades include Cannes Silver and Bronze Lions, D&AD Pencils, and many thumbs up and high fives from clients.
published 3 years ago   read more
John Paulson Joins Deluxe to Lead Post for Features & Advertising
Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc. (Deluxe) announces that John Paulson, the former CEO of Tag Worldwide, has joined the company as President and General Manager, Features and Advertising Post Services, reporting to Deluxe CEO John Wallace. Paulson will integrate Deluxe’s operations that span picture editorial, color, post and production services for feature film and advertising/brand marketing, to streamline processes for clients worldwide. He leads Deluxe’s Beast, Company 3, EFILM, Editpool, Rushes, and Deluxe’s post-production group in Culver City, CA, as well as its Creative New Media team, which provides marketing strategy, design and technology services to create digital products.
published 3 years ago   read more
Deluxe Creative Artists Contribute to 17 Productions Nominated for 68th Emmy® Awards in Key Categories
Work by Deluxe’s Iloura on Game of Thrones “Battle of the Bastards” Receives Outstanding VFX Nomination
Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc. (Deluxe) is pleased to announce that its creative teams at Company 3, Encore, Deluxe studios, Iloura, and Level 3 contributed to 17 shows nominated in key overall and related craft categories for the 68th Emmy® Awards. In particular, work by Deluxe’s Iloura visual effects group, led by VFX Supervisor Glenn Melenhorst, was recognized with nomination for Outstanding Special Visual Effects for Game of Thrones’ “Battle of the Bastards” episode (the show itself received 23 nominations). Deluxe creative work also contributed to these nominated shows, series and television movies:
published 3 years ago   read more
Ed Ulbrich Joins Deluxe to Lead VFX & VR
Ed Ulbrich Joins Deluxe to Lead VFX & VRDeluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc. (Deluxe) announces that former Digital Domain CEO Ed Ulbrich has joined the company as President and General Manager, Deluxe Visual Effects, reporting to Deluxe CEO John Wallace. He will lead Deluxe's Method Studios and Iloura, and unify global VFX operations to extend the scale and capabilities of services for motion pictures and advertising. Ulbrich will also drive and grow Deluxe VR, a dedicated unit leading the creation of virtual and mixed reality experiences for entertainment, communications and commerce.
published 3 years ago   read more
Deluxe Promotes Domenic Rom to President & GM, TV Post Services
Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc. (Deluxe) announces that 30-year television post-production industry veteran Domenic Rom has been promoted to the role of President and General Manager, Deluxe TV Post-Production Services. Rom, formerly the Managing Director of Deluxe's New York studio (Encore/Company 3/Method), will drive Deluxe's global services for television; specifically, the Encore and Level 3 branded companies. He will be based in Los Angeles, reporting to Deluxe CEO John Wallace.
published 3 years ago   read more
Melissa Lubin Joins Deluxe's Beast NY as EP
Melissa Lubin Joins Deluxe's Beast NY as EPDeluxe creative editorial company Beast announces that Melissa Lubin has joined the company as Executive Producer of its New York office. Bringing a decade of deep experience across all facets of production and client services for editorial, sound and graphic design, VFX and finishing, she will lead talent development, build production teams and introduce new clients to Beast’s talent and services.
published 3 years ago   read more
Deluxe Appoints Stefan Sonnenfeld CCO
Deluxe Appoints Stefan Sonnenfeld CCODeluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc. (Deluxe), a leader in digital creative services and multi-platform content delivery solutions, announced today that Stefan Sonnenfeld has been appointed Chief Creative Officer.
published 3 years ago   read more
Beast's Bryan Simpson Cuts New Music Video for Wavves
Beast's Bryan Simpson Cuts New Music Video for WavvesBeast Chicago’s Bryan Simpson recently edited the new music video “My Head Hurts” for Wavves, directed by Jack Wagner. The quick cuts underscore the band’s frenetic energy, weaving together live concert footage from their 2015 tour with shots of their behind-the-scenes antics. To achieve the final cut, Simpson had to carefully re-time footage of multiple tour performances of “My Head Hurts” so that the tempo matched the album cut of the song. From there, he could weave shots from various tour dates together seamlessly. Simpson worked closely with Wagner to identify the footage that best reflected the band’s vitality, and to achieve a balanced juxtaposition of onstage and offstage material.
published 3 years ago   read more
Deluxe Awarded Three-Year Contract For Live NFL Content Distribution by MP & Silva
Deluxe’s Innovative Broadcast Delivery Network to Distribute NFL Content Digitally to Broadcasters Throughout Europe
Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc. , a leader in multi-platform digital content delivery services, today announced it has been awarded a three-year digital content distribution contract by MP & Silva to deliver live NFL games to broadcasters throughout Europe. Deluxe’s innovative IP-based platform MediaCloud is a cost-effective, highly robust IP distribution network that provides a fully managed digital content exchange platform for broadcasters and content owners to share live video around the world. MediaCloud enables European broadcasters to deliver NFL games throughout the region.
published 4 years ago   read more
Editor Jason Painter Joins Beast Atlanta
Editor Jason Painter Joins Beast AtlantaBeast has added award-winning editor Jason Painter to its Atlanta roster. Painter’s career spans twenty years in top markets throughout the U.S., working with top clients from Toyota to Nike, and earning awards from Cannes Lions, AICE, and CLIO, along with an Emmy nomination. At Beast’s Atlanta studio, he will work with co-located outposts of Company 3 and Method Studios to service clients nationwide. He will also be available in the six other markets where Beast has offices.
published 4 years ago   read more
Kitty Snyder Hired to Lead Partnerships at Beast, CO3 & Method in Atlanta
Kitty Snyder Hired to Lead Partnerships at Beast, CO3 & Method in AtlantaPost production veteran Kitty Snyder has been appointed Director of Creative Partnerships for the Atlanta branches of Beast, Company 3 and Method Studios, co-located Deluxe Creative Services companies. A longtime local, Snyder will cultivate existing client relationships, establish new ones, and match projects with the right artists and solutions. Well-versed in all aspects of production and post, she is equipped to readily address the challenges of varied projects.
published 4 years ago   read more
Joanna Woods Appointed Producer for Beast, Company 3 and Method in Chicago; Kendall Fash Promoted to Nat'l Director of Marketing for Beast
Joanna Woods Appointed Producer for Beast, Company 3 and Method in Chicago; Kendall Fash Promoted to Nat'l Director of Marketing for BeastDeluxe Creative Services today announced the hiring of Producer Joanna Woods, who will oversee projects in Chicago for co-located sister companies Beast, Company 3, and Method Studios. Kendall Fash, who was previously in the producer role, has been named National Director of Marketing for Beast. She will remain based in Chicago.
published 4 years ago   read more
Deluxe Delivers Color Grading, Audio and Post for 19 Films at TIFF 2015; Deluxe Toronto is TIFF’s Official Post Production Home
Many of TIFF’s Most Anticipated Projects Feature Contributions From Deluxe and its Portfolio Companies Company 3, Method Studios and EFILM
Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc. provided a wide range of creative services and digital solutions for nearly twenty of this year’s Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF 2015) selections. Deluxe Toronto, Deluxe’s full service postproduction facility in downtown Toronto, is also the official post-production home for the Toronto International Film Festival.
published 4 years ago   read more
Deluxe Creative Services Names Jaclyn Paris EP in Atlanta
Deluxe Creative Services Names Jaclyn Paris EP in AtlantaDeluxe Creative Services today announced the addition of Jaclyn Paris as executive producer for its growing Atlanta facility. In this role, she serves as the executive producer for Beast Atlanta, as well as oversees production for co-located sister facilities Method Studios and Company 3. Paris joins Deluxe from Cosmo Street Editorial, where she was head of production; she previously held various senior production roles at Lost Planet, Rabbit Content, Ravenswork Audio, and feature documentary outfit Isotope Films.
published 4 years ago   read more
Deluxe Promotes Morgan Strauss & Stephanie Rezentes to Managing Director
Deluxe Promotes Morgan Strauss & Stephanie Rezentes to Managing Director
Strauss Named MD of Encore; Rezentes Named MD of Level 3 Post
Deluxe Creative Services CEO Stefan Sonnenfeld today announced the promotion of Morgan Strauss to managing director of Encore, and Stephanie Rezentes as managing director of Level 3 Post. The promotions are part of an ongoing initiative to streamline operations across companies under the Deluxe Creative Services umbrella including Beast, Company 3, EFILM, Encore, Level 3 Post, and Method Studios.
published 4 years ago   read more
Deluxe To Place All Motion Picture Dailies Services Under EC3 Banner
Company 3 and EFILM Dailies Operations Now EC3
Deluxe, a global innovator offering comprehensive creative, media, distribution and asset-management solutions for media and entertainment, has merged motion picture dailies operations of Company 3 and EFILM into the single business unit, EC3.
published 5 years ago   read more
Method Studios Names Esteemed Visual Effects Supervisor Marc Weigert As President
Appointment Comes as Method Continues Work on High-Profile Projects Including "Guardians of the Galaxy" and "The Maze Runner"
Method Studios, Deluxe's global visual effects company, has named industry professional Marc Weigert as its president.
published 5 years ago   read more
Deluxe To Serve As The First Mastering Facility For Dolby® Vision
Deluxe Dedicates Burbank Suite to Dolby Mastering Service
Deluxe, a global innovator offering comprehensive creative, media, distribution and asset-management solutions for media and entertainment, has been chosen by Dolby as the first facility offering state-of-the-art mastering for Dolby Vision.
published 5 years ago   read more
Deluxe New York Mixes Aronofsky's Noah With Dolby® Atmos™
Deluxe New York Mixes Aronofsky's Noah With Dolby® Atmos™
Major Dolby Atmos Stage at Deluxe New York Used for Mixing Darren Aronofsky's Epic Production
Deluxe New York, a Deluxe Entertainment Services company, is proud to announce that the makers of Paramount Pictures' epic feature Noah selected Deluxe's new mixing stage at 435 Hudson Street to create the soundscape for director Darren Aronofsky's powerful feature film. The theater—among the largest Dolby Atmos capable sound stages in New York—was the site where Skip Lievsay, the recent recipient of an Oscar for "Gravity," and Craig Henighan mixed the film, utilizing the powerful, lifelike sound made possible by Dolby Atmos technology.
published 5 years ago   read more
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