Hollywood — Bi-coastal post house Light Iron has hired Marc Vanocur for a newly created position of Chief Operating Officer.
“Bringing Marc to Light Iron is an investment in our executive leadership,” says CEO Michael Cioni. “Marc’s experience leading post companies through growth and technological change is going to be critical as the industry continues to move in new directions.” The company expanded its staff by 50 percent in 2013.
Vanocur previously held executive roles at Technicolor, Todd-Soundelux, and Weddington Productions, overseeing business operations and navigating technological change. “Light Iron has been at the forefront of the file-based evolution in picture,” remarks Vanocur. “Having led sound companies through the same transition, I look forward to advising the company on leveraging its tech acuity for continued growth.”
Light Iron (www.lightiron.com) first opened its doors in 2009 with just four employees. After developing a successful business in mobile dailies systems known as Outpost and producing the digital intermediates for landmark features such as David Fincher’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Light Iron expanded from its Hollywood headquarters with a Manhattan facility in 2013.
“At a time when other post houses were contracting,” notes Vanocur, “Light Iron had significant expansion. The post industry is going to experience continued consolidation that will close more companies, but Light Iron is poised to take on new markets, opportunities, and challenges.”
Among Vanocur’s top priorities in 2014 is creating new strategic and financial partnerships for expanded service offerings.