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people KUBSCH BRAND VERA CHRISTIAN KUBSCH, DARIN GRANT Method Studios has named Christian Kubsch president. He will oversee Method's global operations, including the company's main base in Los Angeles. Kubsch was most recently with Prana Studios where he oversaw global production of visual effects and animation. Prior to that, he was EVP/GM of ImageMovers Digital, as well as the first managing director of Lucasfilm Animation, Singapore. He reports to Method's Stefan Sonnenfeld, who is president of creative services. Darin Grant has been named chief technology officer of Method. He comes from Digital Domain, where he was CTO. Prior to that, he spent six years as head of production technology at DreamWorks Animation. JOEL BRAND Joel Brand has been named director of video post operations at SpotGenie Partners in Atlanta. In his new post, Brand will head a team responsible for assisting clients with the preparation of their spots for air, including video transcoding, closed captioning, slating, editorial, tagging and quality control. Brand comes to SpotGenie after 10 years at Atlanta's Outback Editorial, where he was owner/president/editor. He is a graduate of Georgia State, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Communication JEANETTE VERA Jeanette Vera has joined the crew of Emeryville, CA's Athena Studios as visual effects artist. Vera had been freelancing for Athena before leaving to work at local Base Studio for a year. While at Base, she made VFX contributions to the films Captain America, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, The Smurfs, The Avengers, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and, most recently, Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters. She left Base to return to Athena Studios on a full-time basis. She studied Animation and Visual Effects at Ex'pression College for Digital Arts and Campbell Ewald. Albert transitioned to consultancy and worked with Speedshape as EP of the 3D conversion of Robert Rodriguez's Spy Kids 4 and the Weinstein Company's Escape From Planet Earth. WAN HURLEY WALTERS MIKE ALBERT Detroit's Modus Operandi has signed executive producer and 25-year industry vet Mike Albert to lead the company's Midwest presence. Over the years he has held positions at Leo Burnett, DMB&B,Yaffe and Co., Bozell Worldwide 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. 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Prior to Technicolor, Hurley was director of animation and cinematics at Vancouver's Relic Entertainment, where he collaborated with game developers, working on the Company of Heroes and Dawn of War series. MATT WALTERS London's Codex, makers of digital cinema recording and workflow solutions, has hired digital workflow specialist Matt Walters as chief technology officer. He will head the new Los Angeles-based technology development for Codex, focusing on pipeline design and the development of asset management tools for production and post. Walters previously served as CTO/co-founder for 5th Kind, a developer of Web-based digital asset management applications. Prior to that, he worked as an independent digital operations and management specialist, with credits that include such films as Speed Racer and Superman Returns. He has degrees in film and physics from the University of North Texas. tions Mail Agreement Number 40017597. Printed in the U.S.A. ©Copyright 2013 POST, LLC. 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A former art director in the motion graphics industry, Wan's credits span a wide variety of projects, including stage visuals for The Rolling Stones' world tour and 2010's record-breaking Super Bowl halftime show for rock legends The Who. His fashion and beauty clients include L'Oreal Professional, Pinko, Fred Perry, Oribe Hair Care, Chi, Farouk System and Post • May 2013 41 5/2/13 4:25 PM

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