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Napoleon Audio launched, Gregg Singer named EP

Veteran agency and audio producer Gregg Singer has joined The Napoleon Group in New York City as executive producer of its newly-launched Napoleon Audio.

Singer intends to integrate Napoleon’s audio capabilities with the group’s soup-to-nuts offerings, which span previz through live action production and post. “We’re creating a true full-service audio production company within The Napoleon Group,” he explains. “This will encompass everything from audio recording and mixing to in-studio direction and supervision, creative writing, sound design, original and stock music, music supervision and licensing, voice-over work and on-camera casting.”

gregg_singerNapoleon Audio’s rooms have mirrored gear and shared ISDN capabilities, a common network and separate isolation booths that can be linked or paired with either control room for simultaneous recording. Alongside the suites is an acoustically-treated stage that connects to the control rooms and enables the capture of live performances. In addition to audio post, the new division will offer trafficking, talent services, location recording and foreign language services, he adds.

Singer himself has an eclectic background, spanning everything from TV and radio production, marketing, advertising and creative development to sales, management, budgeting and strategic planning.  A film and television graduate of the Newhouse School at Syracuse, he got his start working on commercial shoots in New York. He then transitioned to the agency side and worked his way up through the production department, working as a producer, senior producer and head of production at such shops as JWT, BBDO, Bozell/Eskew, Cline Davis Mann and Kirshenbaum & Bond.

Singer left the agency world and joined audio post facility Sound Lounge in 2002 to launch a full-service audio production company. He left Sound Lounge in 2011 and was most recently partner and EP at Propeller Music Group.

@LArge opens NYC location within Napoleon Group

Santa Monica’s @LArge Productions + Post has opened an office in New York City located within The Napoleon Group, one of @LArge’s strategic partners in post. The location offers a permanent East Coast presence and expanded services through Napoleon, including storyboards and previsualization.

@LArge works in two ways. They have the more traditional model of agency/production and post board-flow where they put together a team best suited for a project. They also have an in-house “at agency” model whereby they serve as the production arm for some agencies and are involved from start to finish. The Napoleon Group offers a wide range of post services and talent including animators, editors, designers, illustrators, and character artists.

Why a New York office? @LArge Productions + Post managing director Tracy Mays says, “Our services are offered globally, but we always knew that we wanted to have two US offices — LA and New York. The organic relationship with The Napoleon Group provided the right time/right place opportunity for us to realize this vision.”

“Having just entered into a collaboration with @LArge to launch our live-action division, Napoleon@LArge, we’re thrilled to be able to partner with their team to provide a base of operations for them here in New York,” says Napoleon COO Spiro Kafarakis.