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April 2016

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PEOPLE www.postmagazine.com 48 POST APRIL 2016 BEN WHITTEN New York-based Northern Lights has added seasoned editor Ben Whitten to its team. Whitten has nearly two decades of experience, with work spanning commer- cials, broadcast promos, co-branded initiatives, long- form content, PSAs and radio spots. His background as a jazz musician brings a natural sense of rhythm to all of his projects. His agency work includes collaborations with Grey, JWT, Y&R, and Draft FCB, and with networks such as USA Network, Food Network and WE. STEFANIE BASSETT New York City-based editorial/post company Uppercut has strengthened its leadership with the addition of Stefanie Bassett as executive producer. Bassett has over a decade's worth of industry expe- rience in post, business development and sales, and has collaborated with agencies that include McCann, Mother, Mcgarrybowen, 360i and Hill Holliday. She has worked with brands such as Chevron, Cadillac and Maybelline, and counts her work as EP on a powerful Breast Cancer Awareness PSA called Stare as one her most rewarding achieve- ments. In her new role as EP, Bassett hopes to leverage her experience and bring focused energy to a quickly-evolving company. REID BURNS Hybrid post facility Cognition has appointed Reid Burns president of post, where he will work in the studio's LA office to build relationships with studios, independent producers, filmmakers and the broader production community to grow the company's digital intermediate finishing and color grading business. Burns held senior positions with Reliance MediaWorks and Fotokem, and managed laboratory operations at Deluxe. Most recently, he served as senior VP of the Mexico City-based post house Labodigital. Burns began his career as a color timer and has nearly 100 films to his credit. Among his first tasks at Cognition will be to add to the facility's DI staff. GEOFF MILLS London's SGO, the developer of the Mistika post production system, has promoted Geoff Mills to man- aging director. Mills joined SGO in 2009 as director of sales, and was quickly promoted to head the compa- ny's global sales and operations as group director, a position in which he spearheaded SGO's overall inter- national sales strategy. In his new role as managing director, he will continue to focus on driving strong customer relationships and further accelerate revenue performance for SGO. NICOLE FINA, LESLIE SORRENTINO LA-based VFX house Digital Domain has added executive producers Nicole Fina and Leslie Sorrentino to its team. Fina brings a background in agency production and had moved to the VFX side over a decade ago, producing VFX, design and motion graphics for high-profile projects in the commer- cial and network markets. Her career includes time at MPC, Method and Psyop. Sorrentino brings over 20 years of experience in commercial production, creative design, and visual effects for the feature film, television, advertising, interactive, mobile, and gaming industries. He was a founding partner of The Syndicate, Santa Monica, and an executive producer at Pixomondo. 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 (prepaid 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 countries. Include $8.00 per order plus $3 per additional copy for U.S. postage and handling. 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Walter Thompson, as well as tenure at well-known post production company, Red Car where she worked as national managing director and oversaw five offices nationwide, while also creating a successful design and VFX division. Lederman is well-known in the creative editorial community, is a board mem- ber of AICE, a past member of NYWIFT, and an avid kick boxer. MICHAEL GREGORY Award-winning VFX supervisor and lead artist Michael Gregory joins MPC Los Angeles as head of 2D. He comes on board from MPC London where, for the past 13 years, he has worked on many acclaimed commercials, including Channel 4's Cannes Film Craft Grand Prix-winner Meet the Superhumans for the Paralympics Games. Gregory brings expertise leading teams on large-scale projects, an aesthetic sensibility and long-standing relationships with top directors to his new role. Gregory has worked with a number of top directors including Jonathan Glazer, Traktor, Nick Gordon and Noam Murro, and has won a host of awards, including a VES honor for "Outstanding Animated Commercial" for Cadbury's Spots v Stripes and a D&AD Pencil and British Arrow for Channel 4's "Street Summer" campaign. PAUL LIPSON Hollywood post sound company Formosa Group has hired award-winning sound executive Paul Lipson as VP creative services, Formosa Interactive. He will join newly-appointed VP William "Chip" Beaman in playing a pivotal role in shaping game audio growth for the company. Lipson previously worked as senior audio director for Microsoft Studios/343 Industries, pioneer- ing audio pipelines and leading innovation for Halo and other prized Microsoft franchises. He has a rich history as a creative executive, managing extensive AAA audio pipelines for leading clients such as Microsoft Studios, Sega, 343 Industries, Ubisoft, LucasArts, 2K Games, and EA. Fina Sorrentino

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