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Investment in talent and facilities enables Sim to better serve the North American creative community
NEW YORK, July 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ - Today, Sim Post announces five strategic hires and the expansion of audio services and facilities in New York to better service the North American television and film community. Sim Post is a division of Sim, the North American leaders in providing end-to-end solutions for TV and feature film production and post production in LA, Vancouver, Toronto, New York and Atlanta.
Following the recent addition of a premiere DI Theater to its New York location, Sim is building three state-of-the-art audio suites, a voiceover room, and support space for the expanded audio capabilities. The advanced facilities and technology, paired with key talent recruitments, solidify Sim's dedication to providing world-class services for content creators across North America.
"We're continuing to grow in the New York market and are thrilled with the new talent that's joining the Sim team," said Bill DeRonde, President, Post Production Division, Sim. "Our investment in the facility's audio suites and new DI Theater, along with our new staff bolsters Sim New York's status as a premier center for post picture finishing and sound services."
Primetime Emmy award winner Sue Pelino joins Sim as a Senior Re-recording Mixer. Over Pelino's extraordinary career, she has been nominated for ten Primetime Emmy Awards, most recently winning her third Emmy in 2017 for "Outstanding Sound Mixing" for her work on the 2017 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony (HBO). Pelino has also won the TEC Award for Outstanding Creative Achievement /Audio Post-Production Engineer, and brings with her extensive project experience, with highlights that include performance series such as VH1 Storytellers and Sessions At West 54th, Tony Bennett: An American Classic, Alicia Keys: Unplugged, Tupac: Resurrection, and Elton John: The Red Piano.
Dan Ricci also joins the Sim audio department as a Re-recording Mixer. Having graduated from Berklee College of Music, Ricci brings in a wealth of audio knowledge, with prior work experience at Sony Music and an impressive portfolio of credits including Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee and the Grammy-nominated Jerry Before Seinfeld Netflix special. Ricci brings talent with new formats including Dolby Atmos and immersive technologies involved for Virtual Reality content creation.
Ryan Schumer completes Sim New York's audio department as an Assistant Audio Engineer. Schumer has a bachelor's degree from Five Towns College (New York) in Jazz Commercial Music with a concentration in Audio Recording Technology.
Stephanie Pacchiano joins Sim as a Finishing Producer, following a 10-year stint at Broadway Video where she provided finishing and delivery services for a robust roster of clients. Highlights include Jerry Seinfeld's Comedians and Cars Getting Coffee, Atlanta, Portlandia, Documentary Now! and delivering Saturday Night Live to over 25 domestic and international platforms.
Kassie Caffiero joins Sim as Vice President, Business Development, East Coast Sales, with over twenty-five years of post-production experience. A graduate of Queens College with a degree in Communication Arts, Caffiero began her post-production career in the mid 1980s and soon found herself with the critically acclaimed CBS television hit, Kate & Allie. Caffiero's strong foundation in the managing of scheduling, operations, and sales departments at major post-production facilities led her to the role of VP of Post-Production at Sony Music Studios, New York City (10 years), followed by stints at Creative Group in Times Square (five years) and Broadway Video (six years).
"The expansion of our team and post-sound facilities in New York complement Sim's award-winning post-sound team and facilities in Toronto. Our teams are enthusiastic to work with our clients on both sides of the border," added DeRonde.
The new hires and increased resources in New York will support all other Sim offices spanning North America in delivering the highest standard of service for the creative community.
Sim is a leading supplier of studios, production equipment, workflow/dailies and post-production solutions. With offices spanning North America, Sim's team and services have supported features such as "Deadpool" and Oscar-winning documentary, "OJ: Made in America," and hit series "Game of Thrones," "Mr. Robot," "Stranger Things" and "Handmaid's Tale." Sim Studios supports TV series, feature films and commercial productions with over 400,000 square feet of first-class studio and production facilities in Vancouver. Sim Lighting & Grip provides services and equipment from hubs in Vancouver and Toronto; Sim Camera provides rental equipment and support from hubs in Los Angeles, Vancouver, Toronto, Northern Ontario and Atlanta. Sim Post provides an array of services from workflow/dailies, to online and offline editing, to final color/DI and visual effects, to sound editorial and mixing. Sim Hollywood is located in the former historic Eastman Kodak building, and provides the industry's only camera-through-post services venue. Sim is backed by Toronto-based investment firm Granite Partners. For more information, visit siminternational.com or visit us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn @simcomplete.
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