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.