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Company 3 to open Hollywood studio, adds Roma colorist Steve Scott

Company 3 has added Steve Scott as EVP/senior finishing artist. His long list of credits includes Alfonso Cuarón’s Oscar-nominated Roma and Gravity; 19 Marvel features, including The Avengers, Iron Man and Guardians of the Galaxy franchises; and many Academy-Award-winning films, including The Jungle Book, Birdman or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance and The Revenant (both took Oscars for director Alejandro Iñárritu and cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki).

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The addition of Scott comes at a time when Company 3 is completing work on a new location at 950 Lillian Way in Hollywood. This new space represents the first phase of a planned much larger footprint in that area of Los Angeles. This new space will enable the company to significantly expand its capacity while providing the level of artistry and personalized service the industry expects from Company 3. It will also enable them to service more East Side and Valley-based clients.

“Steve is someone I’ve always wanted to work with and I am beyond thrilled that he has agreed to work with us at Company 3,” says CEO Stefan Sonnenfeld. “As we continue the process of re-imagining the entire concept of what ‘post production’ means creatively and technically, it makes perfect sense to welcome a leading innovator and brilliant artist to our team.”

Sonnenfeld and Scott will oversee every facet of this new boutique-style space to ensure it offers the same flexible experience clients have come to expect when working at Company 3. Scott, a devoted student of art and architecture, with extensive professional experience as a painter and architectural illustrator, says, “The opportunity to help design a new cutting-edge facility in my Hollywood hometown was too great to pass up.”

Scott oversees a team of additional artists to offer filmmakers the significantly increased ability to augment and refine imagery as part of the finishing process.

“The industry is experiencing a renaissance of content,” says Sonnenfeld. “The old models of feature film vs. television, long- vs. short-form are changing rapidly. Workflows and delivery methods are undergoing revolutionary changes with more content, and innovative content, coming from a whole array of new sources. It’s a very exciting and challenging time and I think these major additions to our roster and infrastructure will go a long way towards our goal of continuing Company 3’s role as a major force in the industry.”

Main Image Credit: 2018 HPA Awards Ceremony/Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging

Famed colorist Stefan Sonnenfeld named CCO of Deluxe

Stefan Sonnenfeld has been named chief creative officer of Deluxe. Sonnenfeld, a renown colorist who founded Company 3 — a Deluxe company — will drive the artistic strategy for the company’s brands, which work in and color, VFX and editorial for film, TV and commercials.

Sonnenfeld, whose many credits include the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens (2015), Man of Steel (2013) and Star Trek Into Darkness (2013), will, according to Deluxe, continue to color film and commercial projects. He will also “continue to be heavily hands-on, and will balance his work as an artist with his role in growing Deluxe’s creative business.”

John Wallace, CEO of Deluxe, had this to say about Sonnenfeld: “We are grateful for his creative vision over the last two decades and look forward to building upon the foundation he created as we move into the next phase of Deluxe’s growth.”

 

 

Deluxe Atlanta ups senior colorist Billy Gabor to MD

Senior Colorist Billy Gabor has been promoted to managing director of Deluxe Creative Services in Atlanta, which currently is home to local outposts of Company 3, Method, Encore and Beast. The new position serves to further unify the post services of each company under the Creative Services umbrella.

As one of the first colorists at Company 3 in Santa Monica, Gabor has been a key presence within the company since 1998. He helped establish Company 3’s East Coast operations in 2001 by opening and subsequently leading the New York office. In 2011, Gabor relocated to Company 3’s Atlanta outpost to serve as a senior colorist and advise on business development opportunities.

“Billy and I have worked side by side for more than 15 years as he has grown through our ranks. I value his insight and work ethic, and have every confidence that he will be an excellent leader as we expand our business locally in Atlanta and globally through our Creative Services network,” says Stefan Sonnenfeld, CEO, Deluxe Creative Services.

Valerie Petrusson returns to Beast as president

Creative editorial house Beast has hired post industry veteran Valerie Petrusson as president. A co-founding member, Petrusson returns to Beast after heading up sales and marketing for commercial and feature projects at parent company Deluxe. In her new role, Petrusson will be responsible for overseeing Beast’s seven offices across New York, Santa Monica, San Francisco, Chicago, Atlanta, Detroit and Austin.

“Valerie has an insider’s perspective and flawless track record at both Beast and Deluxe, so she’s the ideal leader for this expanding group,” says Stefan Sonnenfeld, CEO, Deluxe Creative Services.

“Beast holds a special place in my heart, ” Petrusson shares. “I’ve gained invaluable knowledge working in the boutique business as well as the corporate world. This experience will allow me to navigate Beast to the next creative level. Our editors are some of the best in the industry, so it’s an absolute joy to be working with them on a day-to-day level again.”

Petrusson will be based in the Santa Monica office but frequently engages with all facilities in the Beast network. She co-founded Beast in 2006 and headed up the company until transitioning to Deluxe corporate in 2012.

Prior to Beast, Petrusson served as a professional consultant to editorial companies — recruiting talent, helping to devise advertising and marketing strategies, and working with management to enhance efficiencies and profits. She began her career over two decades ago while working with boutique editorial houses in Los Angeles and San Francisco, where she established both a loyal clientele and strong community presence.