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FLORIDA'S MTM & CONTINENTAL FORM ALLIANCE, INVEST IN SPIRIT HD

July 24, 2007
FLORIDA'S MTM & CONTINENTAL FORM ALLIANCE, INVEST IN SPIRIT HD

MTM (www.mtmiami.com), along with its Deep Blue Sea, Circolo and Manhattan Transfer Production Group operations, can provide production, film transfer, audio, editorial, design, effects and animation services.

Continental Film and Video Labs (www.flfilmlab.com) is a film and imaging lab with operations in Miami and Orlando. The company has 16, 35 and 70mm film facilities along with state of the art electronic imaging capabilities.

According to MTM's GM Bob Corti, 95 percent of the studio's work is commercials. "We have not previously pursued feature work because that typically goes to the lab, so that is what we hope Continental will bring to the table. There is very, very little overlap in our respective client bases, so their portion of the business dovetails nicely with ours."
 
"We are able to offer a package of services which not only include our traditional film-related services but now new post production services by way of our association with Manhattan Transfer Miami," notes Steve Krams, Continental's president and owner. "Now, clients can come in here and, from the front end to the back end, we can provide all the services they need - and MTM can do the same.

The Spirit HD suite will be completed in mid-August at MTM's Coconut Grove facility. MTM already has HD capabilities throughout the facility, including Avids, Smoke and Flame systems.

In addition to heading Continental, Krams is also president of theater chain Sunstar Theaters and Magna-Tech Electronic Co., which manufacture master recorders, dubbers and high speed electronic projection equipment. "So we're in exhibition, equipment manufacturing, and in post production now," he says.

PHOTO: MTM's Corti looks on as Continental's Krams signs an agreement that will allow both facilities to offer end-to-end, packaged services.


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