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PEOPLE 48 POST JANUARY 2016 MICHAEL & CHRISTIAN MINKLER Father and son re-recording mixers Michael and Christian Minkler have joined the sound team at Sony Pictures Post Production Services in Culver City, CA. The Minklers, who mixed Columbia Pictures' release Concussion, have been working at the studio since last year, but are now formally a part of the team. They most recently collaborated on Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight. Michael is a three-time Academy Award-winner (11 nominations) with more than 250 motion pictures to his credit. He was awarded Oscars for his work on Black Hawk Down, Chicago and Dreamgirls. Christian began his career with Skywalker Sound and was a mixer on Oliver Stone's Natural Born Killers. JAMIE CONNORS Cutting Room, NY has added budding editor Jamie Connors to its roster. He comes to the stu- dio after serving as an in-house editor at McCann Erickson, where he cut campaigns for Verizon FIOS, MasterCard, Sony Ericsson and Joe's Crab Shack, among others. Connors brings an in-depth perspec- tive on agency processes and sharp instincts as an editor that allows him to cut a wide variety of styles. A Brooklyn-native, Connors spent six years as an edi- tor at McCann Erickson, which allowed him to work on a number of award-win- ning campaigns, collaborating with a number of top directors. RENITA TAYLOR Chicago's Rethink Studios has appointed Renita Taylor post producer. She was a former creature technical director at Industrial Light & Magic. Taylor will work with company founder/director of CGI, Brian Bullock, to lead the company to new heights in 2016. During her 13-year stint at Industrial Light & Magic, Taylor oversaw a diverse body of work, including such films as Rango, Star Trek, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, War of the Worlds and Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith. KITTY SNYDER Atlanta post veteran Kitty Snyder has been appoint- ed director of creative partnerships for the Atlanta branches of Beast, Company 3 and Method Studios, co-located Deluxe Creative Services companies. A longtime local, and well-versed in all aspects of pro- duction and post, Snyder will cultivate existing client relationships, establish new ones and match projects with the right artists and solutions. Snyder comes to Deluxe from ad agency Huge Inc., where she served as a commercial producer for clients like Airheads Candy and often brought her projects to Beast, Company 3 and Method for post. She also spent more than a decade at post facility Crawford Media Services. ANDREA D'AMICO Award-winning Burbank, CA, visual effects studio FuseFX has brought on veteran VFX producer Andrea D'Amico. Her 25-plus years of experience include tenures at Eden FX, Digital Domain, Riot, POP and CIS Hollywood. Most recently, she served as VFX pro- ducer at MPC Montreal, on Fox's Victor Frankenstein. At FuseFX, D'Amico joins the VFX team on Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. TV credits include Person of Interest and HBO's Angels in America. Features in- clude The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and The Social Network. 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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Lukk is a writer and director at independent film production and manage- ment company Pannon Entertainment, where he has been working on short films and providing technical consulting and education for clients. His last short film, Emma, was shot and finished in HDR. TOM McCARTHY The Motion Picture Sound Editors have elected Academy Award- and BAFTA Award-winning sound supervisor, and longtime industry executive Tom McCarthy president. McCarthy currently serves as executive vice president, post production facilities at Sony Pictures Studios. His appointment succeeds Frank Morrone. Supervising sound editor Glenn T. Morgan was elected secretary. McCarthy and Morgan join continuing officers Mark Lanza, vice president; Paul Rodriguez, treasurer; and Jeremy J. Gordon, sergeant at arms. ADAM EPSTEIN One of the key creative talents behind many of Saturday Night Live's recent parody commercials and shorts is making a renewed commitment to working with agencies and brands. Editor Adam Epstein has joined PS 260, the independent New York-based creative editorial boutique. Now residing in Brooklyn, Epstein is making the move as a way to increase his presence in the advertising community and add more brand content to his portfolio. Epstein came up through the ad biz, starting on the West Coast as a producer and editor at Stun Creative before moving to the iconic post house Red Car and then Hybrid Edit. He's cut commercials and long-form ad content for Adobe, Google, Hampton Inn and others, as well as broadcast promos for networks such as Comedy Central, Discovery Channel, Sundance Channel and BET. Michael Christian

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