• Monday, Dec. 4, 2023
Brian Gaffney named VP of product for MTI Film's software division
Brian Gaffney
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- 

MTI Film, a provider of postproduction and restoration solutions, has appointed industry veteran Brian Gaffney as VP of product for the company’s software division.

With a career spanning three decades, Gaffney brings a wealth of experience and a proven track record in the media and entertainment industry. In his role as VP of product, Gaffney will spearhead the strategic development and enhancement of MTI Film’s software offerings, ensuring the company continues to deliver cutting-edge solutions to its clients.

Gaffney’s extensive background includes notable contributions to a wide range of projects in the film and television industry. His expertise has been instrumental in the success of various high-profile productions, earning him recognition for his technical acumen and innovative solutions.

“Brian Gaffney is a highly respected figure in our industry, and we are excited to welcome him to the MTI Film team,” said Larry Chernoff, CEO at MTI Film. “His deep understanding of the evolving needs of production and postproduction landscape, coupled with his innovative approach to technology and understanding of AI and machine learning, will undoubtedly strengthen our position as a leader in the market.”

Prior to joining MTI Film, Gaffney held key positions at Unity Technologies, X2X Media (PIX + CODEX), Technicolor Creative Services, Creative Bridge, Turbo Squid and Autodesk where he played a pivotal role in developing and implementing groundbreaking, award-winning solutions for the industry. His passion for advancing technology and his commitment to delivering top-notch products align seamlessly with MTI Film’s mission in the relentless pursuit of even better.

MTI Film looks forward to leveraging Gaffney’s expertise to continue pushing the boundaries of innovation in postproduction and software development. 

  • Friday, Dec. 1, 2023
Colorist Walter Volpatto moves to Picture Shop
Walter Volpatto

Senior colorist Walter Volpatto has joined Picture Shop’s worldwide talent roster. Volpatto is well known for his work on Oscar®-winning films such as Peter Farrelly’s “Green Book” and Christopher Nolan’s “Dunkirk,” as well as Gina Prince-Blythewood’s acclaimed drama “The Woman King,” and Rian Johnson’s blockbuster “Star Wars: Episode VIII--The Last Jedi.”

Cara Sheppard, president of Picture Shop, said of Volpatto, “His artistry and versatility make him a unique collaborator, and we are thrilled to have his perspective and experience on our team.”

Volpatto has received nominations from the Hollywood Professional Association for Outstanding Color Grading awards for “Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty” (2023), “Sweet Tooth” (2021) and “Green Book” (2019). He also earned FilmLight Color Award nominations for “Winning Time” (2022, 2023). His wide-ranging credits include such memorable features as “Hustlers,” “Red Notice,” “Moonfall,” “Rampage,” “Interstellar,” “San Andreas,” “Bad Moms,” “Independence Day: Resurgence,” and “The Master.”

Prior to joining Picture Shop, Volpatto worked at Company 3. His over 20 years of industry experience also includes a tenure at FotoKem.

Volpatto stated, “I am looking forward to collaborating on amazing projects with the outstanding global team at Picture Shop.”

In addition to its Los Angeles facilities, Picture Shop locations include New York, Toronto, and Vancouver with international locations in the U.K. that include London, Manchester, Bristol, Wales and Pinewood Studios.


  • Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2023
Work Editorial promotes Ben Jordan to partner
Ben Jordan

Work Editorial has promoted editor Ben Jordan to shareholding partner in New York and Los Angeles, entering the ranks of fellow partners Bill Smedley, Jane Dilworth, Neil Smith, Rich Orrick and Stewart Reeves.

Jordan initiated his editing career as a runner at Whitehouse Post at just 17. Curious about the cutting room, he climbed his way up to assistant editor, working alongside Smith, Orrick and Dilworth--eventually leaving with them to join Smedley and help found Work.

One of just two assistant editors at Work during its beginnings in London, in only a few years Jordan was cutting for the moment’s upcoming filmmakers, including Ted Lasso director M.J. Delaney and Giorgio Bruni. Jordan was promoted to editor after working with Orrick on Nike’s famed “Write The Future” World Cup commercial directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu, which won the first Grand Prix Film Crafts Lions for Editing.

Since moving to New York in 2014, Jordan has helped Work become a destination edit house, launching his U.S. career with a commercial for adidas and a Super Bowl spot for Pepsi. There, he has also developed a prolific creative relationship with director Miles Jay, with whom he has built a body of work for the likes of Volvo, Facebook and Delta.

Dilworth, founding partner at Work Editorial, commented, “Having Ben join us as a partner is an absolute joy, as he’s an incredible, fair minded talent and wonderful contributor. Over our 20 years together, Work has been through many changes, and we are all the stronger for having him alongside. It is also the way things should be--Ben is as much a part of Work as I am, and for him to have shares is the right order of things. We all feel very lucky.”

Jordan added, “I’m honored and excited to take on the role of shareholding partner in this incredible editing company. From my early days as an assistant in London to becoming an editor in New York, this journey has been nothing short of amazing. I feel incredibly proud to have joined an exceptional group of partners who have believed and supported me in my career from the beginning. I couldn’t be happier to be a partner at Work Editorial, and I look forward to journey that lies ahead.”

  • Monday, Nov. 27, 2023
Corrina Greenberg named chief revenue and development officer at the Ad Council
Corrina Greenberg

Corrina Greenberg has joined the Ad Council as chief revenue and development officer. She succeeds Barbara Leshinsky, who will be retiring in December after leading the development team for 19 years. Prior to joining the Ad Council, Greenberg was VP of development at New York Public Radio, leading the organization’s philanthropic fundraising efforts.

In her new role, Greenberg will oversee the Ad Council’s development team and its fundraising efforts. Additionally, Greenberg will manage the Ad Council’s Board of Directors, comprised of a group of senior marketing, media and business executives who provide expertise, insights and financial support to ensure the Ad Council’s social impact campaigns are effective and drive measurable change.

Lisa Sherman, president and CEO of the Ad Council, said of Greenberg, “She has a proven track record of success in securing major gifts and transforming donor relationships into meaningful partnerships. Corrina is a strategic, forward-thinking and inclusive leader, and her expertise and passion for social impact exemplify our mission and values.”

Greenberg has over 20 years of experience as a fundraising leader. At New York Public Radio, she led sustainable revenue streams, cultivating a culture of stewardship across departments, and deepening engagement with the donor community. She worked closely with the Board of Trustees, overseeing major gifts, institutional giving, planned gifts, special events and campaign functions.

“I am deeply inspired by the powerful work of the Ad Council to unite and inform our country,” said Greenberg. “It is a sincere honor to have the opportunity to collaborate with Lisa and join the incredible team helping to shape the current and future growth of the organization.”

Greenberg joined New York Public Radio in 2015. Throughout her career, she held positions at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, The Museum of Modern Art, Park Avenue Armory, and The Rockefeller University. She holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from Boston University and has previously served on the boards of Housing Works Bookstore and Voices in Contemporary Art.

  • Friday, Nov. 17, 2023
Picture Shop adds sr. colorist Tim Stipan
Tim Stipan

Tim Stipan has joined Picture Shop as sr. colorist. Stipan, who most recently worked on Darren Aronofsky’s immersive MSG Sphere production “Postcard From Earth,” brings over 20 years of finishing experience on award-winning productions to Picture Shop.

“Tim’s exceptional talent and expertise are a tremendous asset to our team and to the filmmakers who are collaborating with Picture Shop,” said Cara Sheppard, president of Picture Shop. “Our artist-driven environment is truly unique and permeates everything we do here. We’re delighted to have Tim join us.”

Stipan has twice been nominated for a Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) Award recognizing Outstanding Color Grading, for “Jojo Rabbit” (2020) and “The Greatest Showman” (2018). Stipan’s nearly 200 credits include feature films “The Whale,” “Creed,” “Into the Woods,” “Moonrise Kingdom,” “Black Swan,” “The Reader,” “The Wrestler,” and “Vicky Cristina Barcelona.” He has contributed to award-winning series such as “Minx,” “Ozark,” “Dexter: New Blood,” “Maid,” and “The Flight Attendant.” Stipan’s work can next be seen in Maggie Betts’ feature film “The Burial” on Prime.

Prior to joining Picture Shop, Stipan worked at Company 3. His background also includes experience at EFILM and Technicolor.

“This is a great opportunity to be part of a wonderful team of artists,” noted Stipan. “I am very passionate about helping filmmakers realize their visions, and I’m excited to join the team Picture Shop.”

In addition to its Los Angeles facilities, Picture Shop locations include New York, Toronto, and Vancouver with international locations in the U.K. that include London, Manchester, Bristol, Wales and Pinewood Studios.

  • Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2023
JAMM adds colorists Beau Leon and Jess Jinx to its lineup
JAMM’s Ashley Greyson (standing) and (from l-r) Beau Leon, Jess Jinx, Dan Ginks and Aldo Rosati

Visual effects and color studio JAMM has added colorists Beau Leon and Jess Jinx (née Vile) to its roster.

Leon began working with JAMM earlier this year and has a track record of collaborating with leading DPs and directors. His body of work crosses commercials, feature films, documentaries and music videos. He launched his career with the iconic R.E.M. music video “Losing My Religion,” and has subsequently worked with assorted high-profile artists, filmmakers and brands. He is the first non-director to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award from the MVPA.

Jinx ventured to the U.S. after 10 years working with Framestore in the U.K. As a colorist across the pond, she brings with her a wealth of experience working with brands such as BBC, Spotify, Jimmy Choo, Dr. Marten, Campari, and Cartier. Her body of work spans commercials, long-form music videos and episodic productions.

JAMM’s executive producer Ashley Greyson said, “Beau is Beau. His vision is unmatched and we consider ourselves very fortunate to have him coloring with us. And Jess’ arrival brings a refreshing wave of energy and talent to our team. With them both on board, we look forward to continuing to provide the highest level of expertise and service that defines JAMM.”

Rounding out the JAMM team alongside Jinx, Leon and Greyson are veteran color assistant Aldo Rosati and color producer Dan Ginks. Executive producer and founding partner of JAMM,  Asher Edwards, added, “I’m excited to launch our second color suite, which not only helps fuel the evolution of JAMM, but also gives us even more resources to service the most creative storytellers in the industry.”    

  • Monday, Nov. 13, 2023
Nomad adds editor Ally Gondeck to its roster
Ally Gondeck

Editor Ally Gondeck has joined editorial and VFX company Nomad.

Coming from a musical upbringing and with a passion for sound and visuals, Gondeck has collaborated on high-profile projects for leading artists. Gondeck’s timelines have debuted videos for the likes of Ciara, Camila Cabello, Willow Smith, Yungblud, and Big Sean. Yungblud’s music video “Lowlife” earned Gondeck a shortlist slot for Kinsale’s Best New Editor award and premiered on the Times Square marquee. Gondeck’s credits also include cutting spots for such brands as Sony, Lexus, BMW, New Balance and Tommy Hilfiger.

“The art form of editing lies in finding ways to continue to embellish your own voice as well as the director’s,” shared Gondeck. “For me this happens after I get a first pass down and a piece is starting to shape as an edit rather than a scribbled down assembly. That’s where I feel creative.”

Gondeck’s first project with Nomad is the highly anticipated video for the song “Feather” by popstar and internet sensation, Sabrina Carpenter. The track has already clocked over 100 million streams and can be found trending as a viral song on TikTok. With fans and talent alike eagerly awaiting the release of visuals for this upbeat anthem, the process of bringing it to life has been equally as exciting thanks to decorated director Mia Barnes of Radical Media, and production company Freenjoy. (Barnes recently earned inclusion in SHOOT’s New Directors Showcase.)

“The first cuts of 'Feather' moved at a really fast pace,” related Gondeck. “When Mia and I were on set, I had something together by the end of the shoot day. The focus was on capturing the nuanced emotions of a glamorous popstar with darker undertones, giving it a cinematic feel rather than a typical music video. Mia’s voice is one I can deeply relate to. Our collaborations make the process all the more special, creating something both novel and unforgettable.”

Julia Williams, Nomad executive producer, commented, “Ally is a true powerhouse. With a proven track record in commercials and music videos, she seamlessly embodies our commitment to creativity. We’re excited to welcome Ally and are confident she’ll be a key player in our creative culture.”

  • Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2023
Kate Soczka joins Uppercut as EP in Atlanta
Kate Soczka

Post house Uppercut has brought Kate Soczka aboard as executive producer in Atlanta. 

Soczka moved to Atlanta from Chicago in 2020, where she cultivated her creative career including serving as head of production at Carbon and producing for brands such as MillerCoors, Constellation Brands, KitchenAid, Jeep, Capital One, Lululemon, and Cars.com. Partnering with agencies and marketing companies, Soczka established herself as a collaborative partner for on-set production, post-production, and live events.  

Most recently, she held tenure as the video operations lead for The Coca-Cola Company Creative Studios, where she managed studio operations, creative production, and development of international creative teams producing internal and social messaging.   

Soczka said, “I’m looking forward to leading the Uppercut powerhouse in the South while cultivating the creative community this area offers. We’ve got an incredible working space at The Works and I envision Uppercut as a collaborative leader in this market for innovative storytelling.”

“Kate is an incredible leader,” says Micah Scarpelli, editor and owner of Uppercut. “She’s truly done everything as a producer in the ad space and has such a rich history in postproduction as well. She’s authentic in how much she cares about the artists, teams, and clients she works with. She wants people to know they’re valued and support their growth and does it all while steering the ship toward excellence and producing incredible work.”

Uppercut maintains operations in New York, Atlanta and Los Angeles. Uppercut launched in NYC in 2015 and has continued to grow its boutique postproduction offerings, building out a roster of diverse creative talent as well as expanding its offerings into VFX and launching its partner music company, Racket Club. 

  • Friday, Nov. 3, 2023
Creative director Kevin Cabuli joins Los York
Kevin Cabuli

Creative studio Los York has hired creative director Kevin Cabuli.

Originally from Argentina where he worked for many years with Ponce, the Buenos Aires affiliate of MullenLowe, and Madre Buenos Aires (aka Mother), Cabuli has seen his work lionized at Cannes and gain prominence in homes across the U.S., LATAM, Asian and European markets. His body of work includes “Melting Icon,” “Pleasureverse,” “Miley’s Touch” and “Mozart by Magnum,” to name just a few for Magnum. Cabuli helped Dove adapt “Real Beauty” to gamer culture in the “Real Virtual Beauty” campaign. For Axe, among many global campaigns, Cabuli promoted vaccinations as “super hot” for guys looking to hookup, and placed pop-up “Axeination Centers” next to vaccination centers.

“Los York doesn’t fit an obvious mold, and neither do the people who make up our team. It really takes a special type of creative to fit in, and feel at home with us,” commented Scott Hidinger, executive creative director. “We searched long and hard for a talent like Kevin and I’m genuinely thrilled to have him on board. His body of work is clever, design-driven and on trend, and I can’t wait to see his brain in action. He’s a huge add.”

“I’ve been following Los York for years,” said Cabuli. “I confess, I’ve borrowed and quoted their work in my own. They are now giving me this incredible opportunity and challenge to move away from big agencies where I’ve been my entire career and go full indie, working with a small and diverse creative team, including designers, animators, VFX supervisors, creative directors and directors. I also have experience in design, art direction, photography and film directing. At Los York I hope to practice these crafts too and start getting some cool things done, which is exactly what Los York does. They get things done.” 

“This is a long time coming for Los York but definitely worth the wait,” said Seth Epstein, Los York founder. “Kevin will help Los York continue to grow as a new creative and production model in the advertising industry, offering brands a small but mighty creative partner that works end to end with agility to address fast-moving consumers. Kevin is a true global nomad of the arts and creative hybrid of the highest caliber. He has something to prove and so do we. ”

At Los York Cabuli will provide leadership for the shop’s long-term relationship with Motorola, while also contributing to other brand-direction pitches and projects. Its Motorola partnership has evolved over time into a new kind of agency relationship, cheekily dubbed internally as Los Moto; a close-hold modern creative collaboration that provides end to end services for the brand from strategy through execution.

  • Friday, Nov. 3, 2023
Blue Table Post adds colorist Vincent Taylor
Vincent Taylor

Blue Table Post continues to expand its creative collective with the addition of colorist Vincent Taylor whose work spans long-form dramas, features and commercials. Taylor is repped on a nonexclusive basis by Blue Table. 

Additionally, Blue Table has forged an alliance with two studios in Los Angeles for in-person sessions where Taylor is based, along with collaborations at Blue Table’s Brooklyn studio. Taylor will soon commence his first project via Blue Table Post--the indie drama Park Avenue from director Gaby Dellal.

“I have known Vincent for many years and am an admirer of his deep talent and the cinematic style. Moreover, as anyone who knows him can attest, he is an upbeat, enthusiastic collaborator who loves a creative challenge,” said Blue Table Post founder/editor Oliver Lief. “His addition to Blue Table Post, along with the alliance with Light Benders and Fancy, means we can bring that vibrant experience to clients coast to coast.”

Taylor shared, “I am delighted to collaborate with Oliver and Blue Table Post, and to be surrounded by people who I genuinely enjoy, are overflowing with experience, and share my appreciation for building stories together. That’s the beauty of this industry in its highest form.”

Taylor began his career in Australia as an award-winning cinematographer earning 12 awards from the Australian Cinematographers Society. His journey crossed over from the camera to color where he is able to utilize his lighting skills and storytelling in the postproduction arena. His inaugural tenure was at Deluxe, working in commercial and drama television, as well as numerous music video, documentary, and theatrical projects.

Following Deluxe, Taylor ran the commercial color department at MPC in Shanghai for three years working on Airbnb’s first TVC launch in China and spearheading color for major campaigns including Bentley, BMW, Coca-Cola, Sky TV, Mercedes, L’Oréal, and Johnny Walker. He then moved to New York where he worked for two years as head of color for Chimney North America before returning to MPC in New York as a sr. colorist. Taylor lives in Los Angeles where he most recently worked with The Harbor Picture Company.

Well versed in remote working, both Taylor and the team at Blue Table Post are united in creating the community that comes with in person connections and collaborations. To support this goal, Vincent is available to work via Blue Table Post’s Brooklyn studio and at the two Southern California locations--LightBenders in Santa Monica, and Fancy Film in Silver Lake. 

In addition to his work on a variety of projects, Taylor channels his passion for color as the host of “The Color Timer Podcast.” In each episode, he interviews professionals in the world of media and beyond who work with color from art directors, to DPs to tattoo artists.

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