Optimus today announced the promotion of Brian Hrastar to executive producer/managing director. Hrastar, who previously was EP at Optimus, will help lead the production and post house as it shifts day-to-day operations to the key partner team from the owner group. As part of the restructuring, Optimus also announced that the Santa Monica office has closed and all post operations will be consolidated in its Chicago office.

"With our efforts and resources now focused on our Chicago office, it is the perfect time for our core management/partner team to take over day-to-day management responsibilities,” said Optimus President Tom Duff. “The appointment of Brian Hrastar as the new EP/Managing Director of our creative post group is a big part of that shift. Brian has been a leader here at Optimus for 20 years, and we are lucky and proud to have Brian at the helm.” 

Hrastar started with Optimus in 1996 after graduating from Indiana University. He quickly worked his way through the ranks, from intern through operations positions. He was an assistant editor before assuming the producer role in 2002, and was promoted to EP in 2010. In May 2015, Brian was made a partner.  

“The talent and motivation of our creative post group is second to none, and I am excited and honored to lead this team in our next growth phase as a creative company,” said Hrastar.

As Optimus continues to refine its direction to focus on Chicago and streamline operations, the timeline for moving to the next space has expanded, and the company will remain in its current location for the time being. Optimus leadership will take the time to ensure the next move aligns well with the production and post house’s continued evolution.

Hrastar can be reached at 312-276-2444 or via email.

About Optimus
Optimus is a leading production and post-production house located in Chicago.  A true one-stop shop, Optimus and its production arm One at Optimus offer a full suite of creative services, including production, editing, color correction, visual effects and design, audio mixing and finishing. For more information, please visit www.optimus.com, http://design.optimus.com and www.oneatoptimus.com. Connect with us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Optimus161 and www.facebook.com/OneAtOptimus.