NEW YORK CITY – Company 3, a subsidiary of Deluxe Entertainment Services, has acquired Sixteen19 (http://sixteen19.com), the creative editorial, production and post services company. Based at 44 West 18th Street in Manhattan, Sixteen19 is home to 60 large editorial suites, two 4K digital cinema grading theaters and numerous common areas designed using natural light.
Sixteen19 also maintains offices in Los Angeles, London and Atlanta. Founded in 2010, the company took its name from its original location at 1619 Broadway in the historic Brill Building. The company offers mobile dailies services and editorial set-ups than can be rapidly deployed to virtually anywhere in the world.
The deal includes Sixteen19’s visual effects wing PowerHouse VFX. The combined teams of artists and technicians will further support Company 3’s position as a leader in New York’s post production market for feature film and episodic TV.
As part of the acquisition, industry veterans and Sixteen19 co-founders Jonathan Hoffman and Pete Conlin, along with their longtime collaborator, EVP of business development and strategy Alastair Binks, will join Company 3’s leadership team.
“With Sixteen19 under the Company 3 umbrella, we significantly expand what we bring to the production community, addressing a real unmet need in the industry,” says Company 3 president Stefan Sonnenfeld. “This infusion of talent and infrastructure will allow us to provide a complete suite of services for clients, from the start of production through the creative editing process to visual effects, final color, finishing and mastering. We’ve worked in tandem with Sixteen19 many times over the years, so we know that they have always provided strong client relationships, a best-in-class team, and a deeply creative environment. We’re excited to bring that company’s vision into the fold at Company 3.”
As a subsidiary of Deluxe, Company 3 is part of a broad portfolio of post production services. Bringing together the complementary services and geographic reach of Company3, Sixteen19 and Powerhouse VFX, will expand Company 3’s overall portfolio of post production offerings and reach new markets in the US and internationally.
Known for creative color artistry and pioneering technology, Company 3 is home to talented world-renowned colorists working across feature film, commercials and television. Out of its facilities in Los Angeles, New York and London, Company 3 also provides dailies creation, both in-house and through its extensive location services, EC3, making use of custom hardware and software solutions and highly-skilled field technicians. Now, with the addition of Sixteen19’s services, the company will expand dailies and complement available services to include creative editorial spaces in those cities.