NEW YORK — Technicolor-PostWorks New York (www.technicolorpwny.com) has acquired The Room, a high-performance finishing studio that’s been hosted on its premises for the past three years. Under the terms of the agreement, The Room’s staff, equipment and dedicated 4K workflow will be integrated into the Technicolor-PostWorks facility at 110 Leroy Street. Additionally, The Room founder, Ben Murray, will assume a new role as vice president, creative services for Technicolor-PostWorks.
According to Technicolor-PostWorks COO, Rob DeMartin, the objective of the move is to leverage the creative talent, workflow and technology that have made The Room a finishing facility of choice for many independent filmmakers and other content creators. Recent projects include St. Vincent, Her, The Giver, True Detective, Marco Polo, Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown and Years of Living Dangerously.
“Ben will be our creative and technical lead, focusing on workflow design, training, talent management and recruiting,” DeMartin notes. “He will work with clients in pre-production, oversee project management, collaborate with our engineering team, and assist in overall strategic planning.”
“We aim to streamline services for both features and episodic television,” adds Murray. “We will work to provide increasingly nimble technology and a more responsive level of service across the board.”