Culver City, CA (March 8, 2013)–Sony Pictures Digital Productions announced it has placed its Sound Department and Colorworks, the studio’s digital intermediate facility, under its umbrella.
Sony Pictures Digital Productions (SPDP) will now offer post-production services to the professional community, including visual effects and computer animation, sound mixing and editorial and digital mastering, color grading, and film restoration.
Bob Osher, president, Sony Pictures Digital Productions, noted, “These changes to the production organization will help us continue to provide our partners with the same world class suite of facilities and services they have come to expect from Sony Pictures Studios over the years, and I am thrilled to welcome the expertise of Colorworks and the studio’s Sound Department, with their incredible teams of experienced professionals, to Sony Pictures Digital Productions.”
These changes come following the announcement that Gary Martin, president of Sony Pictures Studios, will be retiring in 2013. Martin was responsible for opening the lot’s Barbara Streisand Scoring Stage and developing Sony Pictures Studios’ Sound Department.
Along with Sony Pictures Technologies President, Chris Cookson, Martin opened the studio’s digital intermediate facility. Osher and Randy Lake, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Sony Pictures Imageworks, will work closely with the Sound Department’s Richard Branca and Tom McCarthy, and Colorworks’ Chris Holt, in managing the studio’s combined post-production operations.
The Sony Pictures Sound Department boasts popular sound facilities, and sound editors with a combined six Oscar wins to the their credit, including the 2013 winner for Best Sound Editing, Zero Dark Thirty.
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