- Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014
Deluxe is excited to announce the addition of two members to the senior management team at the Creative Services division. Jay Bodnar has joined as CTO (Chief Technology Officer) and Lawrence Kelly as Senior Vice President Finance the newly re-structured division, which combines subsidiary companies and services for features, entertainment television and commercials, under one umbrella. The two will report to Stefan Sonnenfeld, CEO (Chief Executive Officer) and will use their rich backgrounds in the industry to help steer the Creative Services division into the future.
Bodnar, served as SVP Engineering, TV for over a decade. He spearheaded the Television division's transition to file-based workflows for all post and VFX work as well as the near-set dailies service (MobiLabs) pipeline. He has been instrumental in unifying multiple engineering teams to maximize resources and efficiencies among multiple facilities.
Kelly, who joined Deluxe in October as VP of Finance, Method Studios, has 20 years of experience on the Studio side of the business. He was at Warner Bros. for 12 years as VP of Finance, The Americas for WB Home Entertainment Group, and previously as VP of Finance, Asia Pacific & Latin America, WBHEG. From working at Warner Bros., Universal, and Paramount Pictures collectively, Kelly was a key participant in the studios’ corporate and strategic planning, business development, international operations, talent and production budgeting, theatrical release budgeting, and complex deal structuring with a variety of studio and feature production companies as well as international partners.
"Jay and Larry round out the senior management team beautifully," said Sonnenfeld. "Jay has done an amazing job keeping Encore and Level 3 ahead of the technology curve. Larry comes to us with an enormous amount of experience on the studio end. Together, they will help guide Deluxe Creative Services into the rapidly-changing industry for 2015 and beyond."
The new, unified, Creative Services division that will centralize operations of color, editorial, VFX, and all other post-production services across multiple platforms, including: feature-length movies; web, cable and network television programs; commercials; web content; and everything else Deluxe's clients require. The new business unit will allow all of Deluxe's companies – Company 3, Beast, Deluxe New York, Encore, EFilm, Level 3 Post, Method Studios, Rushes– to work together more efficiently and maximize synergy.
Deluxe Entertainment Services Group, Inc. is a global leader in media and entertainment services across film, video and online original content from capture to consumption.
Since 1915, Deluxe Entertainment has been the trusted partner for the world’s most successful Hollywood studios, independent film companies, TV networks, exhibitors, advertisers and others, offering best-in-class solutions in production, post production, distribution, asset and workflow management and new digital solution-based technologies.
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