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www.postmagazine.com 41 POST AUGUST 2014 POSTMAGAZINE.COM GENTLEMEN, ZACH DUFRESNE Detroit's Hudson Edit has increased its roster with the addition of editor Zach DuFresne and the editorial and design duo Gentlemen (editor Derek Swanson and designer Dave Graw), which is also being added to the roster of Hudson Edit's sister company, Avalon Films. Gentlemen is a creative collective that combines editorial techniques with design and motion graphics capabilities. Its members have been friends and creative partners since meet- ing in a basement at a band rehearsal back in 1999. hat led to their longest-running collabo- rative project to date, the ongoing Web series Solid Dudes Kitchen. DuFresne joins Hudson from Territory. In 2007, while at STS Griot, he won first place in the AICE Filmspotting (now known as Camp Kuleshov) editing competition for assistants for his PSA, Get Out. More recently, he has worked on the Corvette Stingray project, Biometric Test Drive, for Chevrolet. JOSH RIZZO Hollywood's Hula Post Production, a West Coast's supplier of editorial equipment, edito- rial space and other post production products and services, has promoted Josh Rizzo to CTO. Formerly VP of technology, Rizzo will lead Hula's long-term technical direction, engage in business development and oversee strategic planning for future service and support offerings. Rizzo's tenure with Hula spans more than 10 years, including two years as VP of technol- ogy for Slate Media Group and eight years with Wexler Video, where he served in a variety of engineering roles, lastly director of technology. OMAR ACOSTA Miami-based 2C weclomes Omar Acosta as its new creative director, design. Acosta, who has directed, designed and produced numer- ous award-winning spots throughout his career, comes to 2C with more than 10 years of experi- ence as a design director, creative director and producer. For the past six years, he ran his own bou- tique studio, producing an array of design spots for such notable brands as MTV, NBC, Yahoo!, Microsoft and Def Jam, among others. Acosta also held creative positions at Microsoft Surface, Prologue Films, Yahoo! and MTV Latin America. POST MAGAZINE (ISSN 0891-5628) is published monthly by Post,LLC, a COP Communications company, 620 West Elk Avenue, Glendale, California 91204. Subscription rates: $63 for one year in the United States & Possessions; $94 for one year in Canada and Mexico; all other countries $133 for one year. For air-expedited service, include an additional $75 per order annually. Single copies (pre- paid only): $16 in the United States; $32 in Canada and Mexico; $47 all other countries. Back issues, if available, are $32 for the U.S. & Possessions; $63 for Canada and Mexico; $94 for all other coun- tries. Include $8.00 per order plus $3 per additional copy for U.S. postage and handling. 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Authorization to photocopy items for internal or personal use, or the internal or personal use of specific clients, is granted by is granted by POST, LLC for libraries and other users registered with the Copyright Clear- ance Center, 222 Rosewood Dr. Danvers, MA 01923 phone: 978-750-8400 fax 978-750-4470; call for copying beyond that permitted by Sections 107 or 108 of the U.S. Copyright Law. For those not registered with the CCC, send permission request in writing to Permissions Dept. POST, LLC 620 West Elk Avenue, Glendale, California 91204. ADINA BIRNBAUM MPC in NYC has added Adina Birnbaum to its team. She will serve as executive producer of color grading, and will work with colorists Adrian Seery and James Tillett, overseeing all aspects of color grading. Birnbaum has worked at top agencies, including BBDO, EnergyBBDO, Mullen and Havas, and recently at Pure Growth as managing partner, producing campaigns for Ford, Wrigley, Bud Light and Heineken. She has also played a key role in rebranding projects for The Atlantic Monthly and the Quaker Oats Company. DANIELE SIRAGUSANO, RAM KRISHNA TRIPATHI London-based FilmLight has added Daniele Siragusano and Ram Krishna Tripathi to its team. They will consult and training customers on the Baselight grading environment. Siragusano joins the team after almost five years at CinePostproduction in Munich, rising to head of technology before moving to Digital Video & Effects GmbH as a workflow consul- tant. He will use his experience and workflow expertise at FilmLight, helping existing and po- tential customers achieve the best productivity and creativity in their own setups. Tripathi is an award-winning colorist and edi- tor who is currently working towards a doctor- ate in color perception and management. In his new role, he will serve as a product specialist/ colorist, with a particular focus on the South Asia market for FilmLight. DEREK DE BOARD Filmworkers in Chicago has promoted Derek de Board to executive producer. De Board, who marks his tenth anniversary with the company this month, will oversee production activities, lead a team of producers and schedulers, direct sales, and coordinate joint projects with Film- workers' Dallas and Nashville facilities, as well as other members of the Filmworkers Group (which include Vitamin, Giannini Creative and Tree House Edit). He will also serve as executive producer of Churchill Studio, Filmworkers' newly-formed, in-house visual effects studio. DeBoard joined Filmworkers in 2004 and has served the company in many administrative and production capacities. For the past four years, he has been senior producer, managing post production work for scores of advertising projects for top agencies and national brands. PEOPLE

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