New York — Hollywood-based Light Iron, a post studio specializing in file-based workflows, has hired executive producer Jean Lane to lead its expanding New York facility.
The timing of the addition is no coincidence. Lane, who was most recently at New York’s Goldcrest, joins just as Light Iron (http://www.lightiron.com) has doubled the square footage at its Soho location. The studio will be focusing on features, television and spot work.
CEO Michael Cioni, who is typically based in LA, started spending much of his time in New York leading up to and opening Light Iron in Soho. He says that Lane’s experience was the right fit for the company. “I directly oversaw our Manhattan launch a year ago, but then looked for a New Yorker to take over the reins as we moved into year two. Jean brings strong managerial, technical, and client relations experience to the team.”
Lane, most recently at NYC’s Goldcrest, has led teams there and a Lost Planet Editorial, overseeing post production services for docs and commercials. Her long career also includes creative editorial, production management, and casting.
“My role is to build on Michael’s groundwork from last year,” she reports. “I’ll see to it the construction of the expansion is completed as well as continue to build the feature work, round out the team with new hires and make sure operations are running smoothly.”
Doubling square footage at the 580 Broadway location, Light Iron’s expansion creates additional edit suites for the company to package with its on-set dailies services and digital intermediate services.
“We’ve customized these boutique suites to the New York film community’s tastes,” remarks Lane. “They’re high-end, spacious, and comfortable. And clients love the collaborative integration with picture finishing.”
Each edit room is fully customizable to the clients’ needs, with Avid, FCP (7 or X), Adobe Premiere as options.