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Cinematic Media Post House Opens in Mexico City

Facility was built from the ground up modeling Hollywood facilities and workflows.

Mexico City, Mexico (November 28, 2018)—Cinematic Media, a full-service picture post-production finishing facility focused exclusively on television and cinema content, has launched in Mexico City, where it is located on the lot at Estudios GGM, which has six sound stages.

The new facility offers dailies, look development, editorial finishing, color grading and other services, and aims to capitalize on growing entertainment media production in Mexico and throughout Central and South America. In its first project, Cinematic Media provided finishing services for the second season of the Netflix series Ingobernable.

Industry veteran Scot Evans leads Cinematic Media as chief executive officer. He brings more than 25 years of post-production experience and has managed large-scale post-production operations in the United States, Mexico and Canada. His recent posts include executive vice president at Technicolor PostWorks, New York; managing director of Technicolor, Vancouver; and managing director of Moving Picture Company (MPC), Mexico City.

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Cinematic Media has been built from the ground up with a workflow modeled after facilities in Hollywood and geared toward television and cinema finishing. Engineering design was supervised by John Stevens, whose four decades of post-production experience includes stints at Cinesite, EFILM, the Post Group, Encore Hollywood, MTI Film and, currently, the Foundation. Resources include a digital intermediate theater with DaVinci Resolve, 4K projection and 7.1 surround sound, four color suites supporting 2K, 4K and HDR, multiple editorial finishing suites, and a Colorfront On-Set Dailies system.

The facility also offers look development services to assist productions in creating end-to-end color pipelines, as well as quality control and deliverable services for streaming, broadcast and cinema. Plans to add visual effects services are in the works.

Cinematic Media is reportedly the first facility in Mexico to feature high-speed connectivity via the private network Sohonet. It will be employed to share media with studios, producers and distributors around the globe securely and efficiently, and to facilitate remote collaboration with directors, cinematographers, editors, colorists and other production partners.

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Cinematic Media’s location within Estudios GGM, which features six sound stages, production and editorial office space, grip and lighting resources, and much more, enables producers to take projects from concept to the screen from within the confines of the site. “We can literally walk down a flight of stairs to support a project shooting on one of the stages,” Evans observes. “Proximity is important. We expect many productions to locate their offices and editorial teams here.”

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