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.

Last Updated: October 28, 2016 4:28 pm GMT
(Los Angeles, CA--October 28, 2016) 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.

Cleland is a 30-year veteran of the post-production business. He started his career at Editel and joined CIS, which later became EFILM, as one of the company’s original employees. He served as Senior VP and General Manager at Technicolor Creative Services for 10 years, and at Postworks, Los Angeles, returning to EFILM as VP of trailers. He has worked at every level of post production from tape assistant to senior executive, with a strong track record for delivering the highest quality images and consistently positive client experiences.

“Al’s career speaks for itself,” said John Paulson, Deluxe President of Features and Advertising Post. “He’s a respected thought leader within the industry and a trusted and admired manager throughout Deluxe. He's a forward thinker who has built and led many successful teams and businesses with foresight, rock-solid execution, and the flexibility that allows new ideas flourish. He’s an ideal leader for EFILM.”

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About Deluxe’s EFILM
Clients have come to Deluxe’s EFILM for color grading and finishing for three decades. Recognized with a Sci-Tech Award from the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, the company continues to break new ground in digital color and finishing. EFILM’s roster of top colorists includes Jill Bogdanowicz, Steve Delman, Adrian Delude, Ben Estrada, Travis Flynn, Jason Hanel, Natasha Leonnet, Marjolaine Mispleaire, Mitch Paulson, Tom Reiser, and Tim Stipan – available via real-time, calibrated color grading sessions between EFILM and Deluxe locations anywhere in the world. EFILM provides a range of location services, EC3, through custom configured hardware and software solutions, and highly skilled field technicians; and an efficiency-maximizing visual effects workflow web tool, The Portal. Part of the Deluxe Creative Artists Group of companies that includes Company 3, Method Studios, Beast, Deluxe VR and and more, EFILM gives clients streamlined access to an unparalleled network of post-production 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.


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