(New York, New York--August 10, 2016) Leading post production non-profit the Blue Collar Post Collective are excited to announce that they are expanding their Executive Committee, bringing in additional leadership after two years of exponential growth. This change has been prompted by the resignation of co-President Katie Hinsen, who founded the organization in 2014. After six years working in New York’s post production industry, she is returning to her native New Zealand.
“I’m excited to have the opportunity to serve on the board of an organization that will be more effective in making positive change to our industry without me at the lead,” says Katie Hinsen. “Sometimes it takes a catalyst for change to make you consider how you could run things more effectively, and I really believe that this new leadership, alongside our Board, is going to make the BCPC the best it can possibly be.”
Editor / Assistant Editor Janis Vogel will remain at the helm of the organization as Co-President. She will be joined by Felix Cabrera, who will transition from his current service as a board member, to Co-President of the BCPC. Cabrera is a Senior Producer at Black Hole/Lost Planet Editorial, and has been an active member of the BCPC since its inception. The new expanded leadership will also welcome Filmmaker Grace McNally, and John Gallagher, Director for Technology for BMCC’s Media Arts & Technology program. McNally is transitioning from Board Chairperson to the Executive Committee role, where she will work alongside industry veteran and beloved educator John Gallagher to strengthen relationships, secure funding and enable the organization to expand its groundbreaking programs.
“The BCPC lit a torch in the post production community and I am honored to be surrounded by a group that will help me carry it into the future,” says Janis Vogel. “We are changing the face of the film and television industry one initiative at a time and I'm so proud to be a part of that change as we continue to grow in strength and numbers”.