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HPA TO PRESENT RHEINSTEIN WITH LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

October 4, 2007
HPA TO PRESENT RHEINSTEIN WITH LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Rheinstein founded the Post Group in 1974 as Off-Line, Inc. Over the next 30 years, the company was one of a handful of independently-owned, full-service organizations that grew into one of Hollywood's leading post facilities, servicing major television series, specials and movies. He sold the company in 2005.

Before embarking into post, Rheinstein had a far ranging producing and directing career in news and entertainment.

In 2001, Rheinstein helped found the HPA, when the organization evolved from the International Teleproduction Society (ITS.)  He had served as an active board member of the ITS and is the long-time vice chairman of the Directors Guild of America Foundation, as well as a member of the Windsor Square Association.

"Today's post production industry would be a very different place indeed if not for Fred Rheinstein," says HPA president Leon Silverman. "His trademark bow-tied, gentlemanly, entrepreneurial prowess cut a larger-than-life figure that helped create more than just The Post Group, but a post production industry that was recognized and respected world-wide. Fred was 'The Dean' of the school of 'on-the-job training.' He hired, trained, mentored and supported so many young people who became some of the most successful post production professionals in our industry. Fred, by giving of his own time, resources and knowledge, helped to create a real sense of community within post production; especially in his roles as Board Member and President of the ITS and as a founding member of the HPA. Fred's vision of a broad-based organization for the entire post production community guided the formation of the Hollywood Post Alliance. This award seeks to recognize his influence and acknowledge his significant contributions."