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people SpitZ EDElStEin RoSEnBlooM 42 SArAH SPiTz Boston's Zero VFX has expanded its management team with the appointment of Sarah Spitz as executive producer. In her new role, Spitz will help to expand the studio's global commercial business. She will also oversee content production for the company's existing client base. Spitz began her career at McCannErickson NY in 1996 with a position in the broadcast production department. Following McCann, she spent five years at BBDO NY. In 2003, she left New York and joined Arnold Worldwide, Boston, where she was most recently a VP/executive producer. DAviD EDElSTEiN, DANNy roSENBlooM Creative strategic design agency Eyeball in NYC has added David Edelstein as managing director, broadcast, and Danny Rosenbloom as managing director, commercials. Each brings more than 20 years of experience in corporate strategy, sales and production management. Edelstein is a veteran producer whose background includes work in broadcast design, promo production and commercials. He comes from Click 3X, where he was managing director for more than four years. Prior to Click 3X, he helped launch Nth Degree Creative Group. Rosenbloom was most recently the managing director of Brand New School, where he was also a partner and previously, executive producer. During this time, he was instrumental in guiding the company's transition from a design and animation studio into an integrated production company, working in all media and across offices in Los Angeles, New York and London. Post • January 2014 Ben Arons pERSiCHEtti VEnnE Ben Arons BUCHSBAUM STEPHEN BUCHSBAUM Veteran post industry executive Stephen Buchsbaum has been appointed president and COO of 2G Digital, which specializes in file-based mastering and distribution. Buchsbaum most recently served as a production and post consultant, and managing partner at Traveling Light Partners, an independent film and television production company. Previously, he served for six years as president of The Post Group and CEO of its affiliates, Lighting Media and iO Film. In his new role, he will oversee operations, direct sales and marketing, and lead strategic planning for the company. Immediately, Buschbaum's focus will be on broadening the company's sales outreach and accelerating its on-going growth plans, which include both an expansion of its Burbank facility and the establishment of an outpost on the East Coast. ZEiGlER MAURiot JoHN PErSiCHETTi In a continuing effort to build its post services for feature films, Chainsaw in Hollywood has hired John persichetti as senior DI colorist. Persichetti brings more than 20 years of experience as a feature film colorist, having most recently worked at Colorworks, Sony Pictures Entertainment's digital intermediate facility. His credits there included This Is the End, The Amazing Spider-Man, 21 Jump Street and Hotel Transylvania. At Chainsaw, Persichetti will operate out of the company's new, 4K digital intermediate theater. His first project will be A Haunted House 2 for Wayan Bros. Entertainment. DAN vENNE, KriSTy zEiglEr Man Made Music, which specializes in sonic branding, has expanded its creative and brand partnership departments with the promotion of Dan Venne to VP, supervising producer, and the hiring of Kristy Zeigler as manager of brand partnerships & music strategy at the company in NYC. Venne joined the team in 2008, and by 2012, was promoted to senior producer. Most recently, he oversaw the expansion of AT&T's micro-catalogue and played a key role in the rebranding of Univision. Zeigler will help evangelize the company, its vision, and its approach to telling stories with music and sound in the entertainment space. She will also cultivate relationships, with an eye toward A&R, to attract likeminded composers and artists. She was previously with The Music Playground/The Lodge. TylEr ANDErSoN Integrated production company, Acne, which has a US office in LA, has added senior art director tyler Andersen to its roster. A versatile talent tuned to the latest digital and 3D technologies, Anderson brings a range of experience across diverse brands and platforms. His credits include concept-to-completion work on the comedy-horror feature Butterfinger the 13th for Nestle; reconstruction of the Tron Legacy franchise Website in 3D; all UX/UI across iOS, Android and responsive Web for Yahoo Fantasy Sport's Quarterback Challenge; and a central role in Craftsman's Screw*D reality show and Honda's Good Reasons campaign. WAlTEr MAUrioT Paris-based nightshift has added senior editor Walter Mauriot to their team of creative talent. He will be available through Nightshift's offices in Paris, Los Angeles and New York. Mauriot first discovered his love for editing as an assistant at Bandits in 1997. He later freelanced and brought his editorial eye to numerous proj-

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