Santa Monica, CA (March 9, 2006)–Ed Zeier has been named managing director of POP Sound. Zeier brings more than 20 years of post production experience to his new role, and most recently served as director of the Digital Cinema Services Group at DTS.
At POP Sound, Zeier will oversee all day-to-day activities and will also direct the studio’s ongoing expansion efforts including the development of new markets for the company’s services in emerging advertising and entertainment outlets.
In announcing the move, Bob Solomon, president of Ascent Media Creative Services Group, cited Zeier’s experience with digital cinema, high definition television, surround sound and other leading edge technologies and his proven managerial skills. “Ed is an exceptionally talented leader,” Solomon said. “He is highly respected throughout the industry and he also has keen insight into where the industry is heading and how our clients’ needs will evolve and grow in the years ahead. We could not have found a better person to further the growth of POP Sound.”
In addition to his post with DTS, Zeier served as director, business development-North America for Barco Digital Cinema. Additionally, he spent 19 years at Universal Studios. As senior vice president of post production for Universal Studios Operations Group, he had oversight responsibility for all motion picture post facilities, including sound, film preservation and restoration, editorial and projection.
Growth in such areas as cinema advertising, high definition television and high definition DVDs suggests a bright future for POP Sound, according to Zeier. “The incredible talent and leading edge technology that we offer are ideally suited to the markets that are emerging in both the advertising and entertainment sectors,” Zeier said. “My role is principally to be an advocate for our superb talent and to make the industry aware of how our unique workflow leads to excellent outcomes.”