(Los Angeles, California--August 23, 2016) Deluxe 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.
From L-to-R: GM Peter Hullinger, Head of Production Lauren Roth, VFX Producer Matthew Engel
“Top brands and agencies are increasingly drawn to Chicago for national campaigns, and expect world-class services to support them. With this talent expansion we’re now better poised to serve their end-to-end post production needs,” said Peter Hullinger, General Manager of Deluxe’s Chicago studio housing Beast, Company 3 and Method Studios. “Lauren is the backbone of our facility, and a wonderful client resource, and we’re excited about the contribution she can make in this expanded role. Bringing in Matt, Tobias and Matthew elevates what we’re able to deliver creatively on the VFX front.”
Recent high profile campaigns that Beast/Company3/Method in Chicago contributed to include Always: Like A Girl, Raid, Nike, State Farm, Wrigley, GMC, Timberland, and Nintendo.
Roth moves into the Head of Production role after serving as Senior Producer for Beast, Company 3 and Method Chicago. Involved with these creative teams since 2010, her deep knowledge across their talent and offerings empowers her to provide clients with a seamless and personalized post-production experience. With more than eight years working with the companies in New York, VFX producer Engel first managed projects for Company 3 before transitioning to the Method VFX team in 2014, where he focused on overseeing heavy VFX projects and guiding clients around VFX workflows, budgets and timelines. Designers Fultz and Mattner inject fresh, international perspectives into the Method creative brain trust, bringing dynamic personalities, positive energy and big picture creative visions.
Roth said, “Our clients love that they can come to one facility where a variety of talent across all three teams works seamlessly to achieve their specific visions. We have a boutique feel, but our resources extend internationally, allowing us to scale up or down to take on projects of any scope. Chicago's post scene is really thriving and we’re thrilled to be at the forefront.”
Additional promotions in Chicago that further scale the companies’ ability to service its growing client base include Joel Signer to Producer, and Claire Smalley and Tara Reeves to Production Coordinators; Company 3 has also brought in an additional Color Assistant, Zachary Korpi.
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About Deluxe’s Beast, Company 3 and Method Studios
Beast is an award-winning editorial house specializing in film editing for the advertising, digital and music industries. Known for creative color artistry, pioneering technology and global reach, Company 3 is home to world-renowned, talented colorists working across feature film, commercials and television. Method Studios is an award-winning global visual effects company, built around an exceptional team of visual effects professionals. Together as part of the Deluxe group of creative companies, they offer clients access to an unparalleled network of creative services.
About Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc.
Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc. is the global leader in digital services and technology solutions for content creation and delivery. Since 1915 Deluxe has been a trusted partner to Hollywood studios, independent filmmakers, TV networks, online content producers, brands, and anyone looking to bring stories and experiences to audiences. Deluxe Creative companies house the world’s top talent, amplified through a unified technology and business infrastructure to streamline processes, move media seamlessly, and connect our teams globally. Deluxe Delivery Solutions offer everything clients need to transform and deliver content in any format and release or broadcast window, for any recipient, to any device and destination. With headquarters in Los Angeles and New York, and operations in 25 key media markets worldwide, the company relies on the talents of 7,000 of the industry’s premier artists, experts, and innovators. bydeluxe.com