(Hollywood, CA--January 31, 2018) Bill DeRonde, President of Sim Post, is pleased to announce the recent hires of Greg Ciaccio, VP of Post LA, and Paul Chapman, VP of Engineering and Technology LA.
Sim Post is a division of Sim, North American leaders providing end-to-end solutions for TV and feature film production and post production in LA, Vancouver, Toronto, New York and Atlanta.
“Greg and Paul bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to Sim Post in LA that will enhance our operations and benefit our clients,” says DeRonde. “I’m very pleased to have them on board as colleagues.”
“I am excited to be working with some of the best in the business,” says Ciaccio. “I’ll be working with the operations, sales, technology, and finance teams to ensure tight integration between departments – always in the service of our clients. Our ability to offer end-to-end services is a great advantage in the industry, and I’m grateful for the opportunity to work with such an incredible team. I’ve admired the work produced by the talented group at Sim Post LA (formerly Chainsaw and Bling) and now I’m pleased to be a part of the team.”
Ciaccio brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Sim team, having served in executive operations management positions for Creative Service divisions at Ascent, Technicolor and Deluxe, and has led product development teams creating leading-edge products. He also serves as Chair of the ASC Motion Imaging Technology Council’s Workflow Committee, currently focused on ACES education and enlightenment, and is a member of the UHD/HDR Committee and Joint ASC/ICG/VES/PGA VR Committee.
Chapman is a Fellow of SMPTE and brings in extensive experience and knowledge, having held executive technology and engineering positions over the last 30 years. His positions at FotoKem Industries, Unitel Video, and more have solidified his position as a technology leader in the film and TV post-production industry, with a diverse skillset that includes expertise in storage and networking infrastructure, facility engineering and operations.
“Sim has a lot of potential and when the opportunity was presented to lead their engineering and technology departments, it really intrigued me,” says Chapman
. “The LA facility itself is well constructed from the ground up. I’m looking forward to working with the creative and technical teams across the organization to enhance our technical operations, foster innovation and elevate performance for our clients.”
Ciaccio and Chapman are based at Sim’s operations in Hollywood.
Sim is a leading supplier of studios, production equipment, workflow/dailies and post-production solutions. With offices spanning North America, Sim’s team and services have supported features such as “Deadpool” and Oscar-winning documentary, “OJ: Made in America,” and hit series “Game of Thrones,” “Mr. Robot,” “Stranger Things” and “Handmaid’s Tale.” Sim Studios supports TV series, feature films and commercial productions with over 400,000 square feet of first-class studio and production facilities in Vancouver. Sim Lighting & Grip provides services and equipment from hubs in Vancouver and Toronto; Sim Camera provides rental equipment and support from hubs in Los Angeles, Vancouver, Toronto, Northern Ontario and Atlanta. Sim Post provides an array of services from workflow/dailies, to online and offline editing, to final color/DI and visual effects, to sound editorial and mixing. Sim Hollywood is located in the former historic Eastman Kodak building, and provides the industry’s only camera-through-post services venue. Sim is backed by Toronto-based investment firm Granite Partners. For more information, visit siminternational.com.