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Page 47 of 51 46 POST MARCH 2015 KYLIE ELLIS Vancouver-based animation studio, Rainmaker Entertainment, has promoted Kylie Ellis to the newly-created position of VP of production at the Mainframe Entertainment television division. Ellis was previously director of production. In her new position, she will serve as Mainframe's direct conduit to its established partners and clients. Having served as executive in charge of pro- duction for Rainmaker's first feature, Escape From Planet Earth, Ellis now oversees the 104 10-minute episodes of the CG-animated Bob the Builder series for HIT Entertainment, along with the development process for Rainmaker's original content projects, including ReBoot. 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. 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No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical including by photocopy, recording or information storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from the publisher. 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 Clearance 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. JEANNETTE MANIFOLD Australian animation and visual effects house Iloura, which has studios in Melbourne and Sydney, has appointed Jeannette Manifold to the position of general manager, Sydney. She brings more than 25 years of production experience to the role, spanning feature film animation, visual effects and games. Most recently, Manifold was head of produc- tion at Marza Animation Planet in Tokyo, where she oversaw feature film production activities for titles such as the forthcoming Sonic the Hedgehog. Her career also includes time at Twentieth Century Fox Animation, Walt Disney Animation Studios and Team Bondi/Rockstar. CHRIS RAINEY VFX artist Chris Rainey has joined Splice in Minne- apolis, which recently expanded its visual effects capabilities. Originally from Atlanta, Rainey studied at the Art Institute of Atlanta and has worked in the animation field for 10 years. Much of his career has been spent performing finishing and motion graphics for commercials. His new role allows him to move into VFX, something he's had a desire to do for some time now. Last year, Splice worked on over 60 hours of broadcast television and VFX projects, so there will be lots of opportunities for him going forward. MEGAN DAHLMAN LA's Cutters, which also has offices in Detroit, Tokyo and New York, has added Megan Dahlman to its staff as executive producer. For the past 12 years, Dahlman has been VP/executive produc- er for the bicoastal Union Editorial, which she helped launch in 2003. Previous stints include time with Jigsaw Editorial, Post Logic Studios, and Crew Cuts. Dahlman is a graduate of the University of Denver and has worked on on-air promos and commercials across all media forms. PEOPLE DAVID HSIA Digital creative development company Hook, which partners with agencies and brands to design and develop interactive ad content for desktops and mobile devices, has hired asso- ciate design director David Hsia. The company has offices in LA, where Hsia will be based, and in Ann Arbor, MI. Hsia's digital media credits include work for Toyota, Anheuser-Busch, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, to name a few. IVAN SAFRIN Brooklyn-based design agency Hush has added Ivan Safrin as lead creative technologist. Safrin is a developer of apps, games, platforms and interac- tive experiences. He began his career at before becoming senior developer at R/GA on the Nike account. Later, Safrin led a team of develop- ers at Local Projects, creating front-end software for the 9/11 Museum, a custom CAD visualization tool for mapping the 9/11 Memorial Plaza, and a variety of Kinect-based OpenGL interactive experiences. He's also collaborated with photographer/director Tim Saccenti on realitme visual projections for music video sets. JON JOHNSON Veteran post production sales executive Jon John- son has joined LA's Chainsaw as executive VP of sales. In his new role, Johnson will lead Chainsaw's expansion into scripted television, working to bring in new projects and extend the facility's ties with studios, cable networks, streaming outlets, inde- pendent producers and content providers. He comes to the studio from Modern Video- Film, where he also held the title of executive VP of sales. His tenure there spanned 24 years and included work with all the major television studios and independent produc- tion companies. Johnson began his career in the music industry. VINCENZO LORUSSO, MIKE GOLDSTEIN, ERIC RONICK Bicoastal music shop Elias Arts has revamped its creative team. Long-time employee Vincenzo Lo- Russo takes over as executive creative director/ executive VP. He will lead the LA and New York offices, bringing nearly 20 years of experience producing, engineering and remixing artists. Composer/producer Mike Goldstein joins the LA team, bringing expertise in music for albums, commercials and series. He got his start working for Rick Rubin at Shangri La Studio Malibu as an engineer and studio manag- er. Musician Eric Ronick joins the New York office as creative director. He is a successful songwriter and singer, and has also run a boutique audio studio. LORUSSO

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