Movio has promoted Matthew Liebmann to global president, Movio Cinema. He previously held the title of senior vice president, the Americas.
SMPTE today announced that it will elevate 12 industry leaders to the status of SMPTE Fellow. This honor is conferred on individuals who have, through their proficiency and contributions to the industry, attained an outstanding rank among members of the Society. The new SMPTE Fellows will be honored at the SMPTE 2017 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition at the Hollywood and Highland Center in Los Angeles in October. The new SMPTE 2017 Fellows include:
Almost Never Films has appointed Daniel Roth as chief creative officer and Damiano Tucci as chief operating officer. Roth and Tucci will be integral to Almost Never Films' business operations, and potential acceleration of the company's expansion strategy.
The Hollywood Section of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers has announced the results of its 2017 section elections. Newly elected to a one-year term as Hollywood Section officers are Jim DeFilippis as section chair and Steve Wong as secretary/treasurer.
Volfoni has announced that technology industry veteran Allen Schoonmaker has joined the company in the newly created role of chief marketing officer.
The March on Washington Film Festival, a nonprofit entity of the Raben Group, has hired Samantha Abrams as executive director. This announcement comes on the heels of the group’s most successful festival to date as it strives to build on its recent success. Abrams is a longtime Washington D.C.-based corporate and nonprofit business leader.
Award-winning London production studio Jellyfish has appointed Charlotte Loynes as its development producer. Drawing from her extensive career in animation spanning 20 years, Loynes will support and guide the creative ideas Jellyfish generates internally as well as their collaborations with external developers.
Atlanta post house Nine Mile Circle has hired Julia Merrill as executive producer. Merrill, whose background includes nine years as a writer/producer for Cartoon Network, will lead client relations, business development and project management. She will also work with Nine Mile Circle editor and owner Kyle Kramb in implementing the company’s further expansion plans, including a move to a larger facility this fall.
Award-winning production studio Jellyfish Pictures has appointed Dave Wells pipeline technical director and compositor. Bringing a level of technical experience that will enhance Jellyfish Pictures’ expansion into developing standalone solutions, Wells’ role also sees him provide support and technical know-how to Jellyfish’s CTO Jeremy Smith.
Fathom Events, and its owners, AMC Entertainment, Cinemark and Regal Entertainment Group have named Ray Nutt as chief executive officer for Fathom Events. Nutt will be transitioning from Regal Entertainment Group to the role, where he will also serve as a board director.