NEW YORK CITY — Sim Post (siminternational.com) recently made five strategic hires, as well as expanded its audio services and facilities in New York to better service the North American television and film community. Sim Post is a division of Sim, which provides end-to-end solutions for TV and feature film production and post production in Los Angeles, Vancouver, Toronto, New York and Atlanta.
Following the recent addition of a new 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,” says 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 the course of her career, Pelino has been nominated for 10 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). Her credits 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 in 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 25 years of post production experience. A graduate of Queens College, with a degree in communication arts, Caffiero began her post career in the mid 1980s and soon found herself with the 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, where she spent 10 years. This was followed by stints at Creative Group in Times Square (five years) and Broadway Video (six years).
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.