HOLLYWOOD — Chicago-headquartered Periscope Post and Audio has appointed Rich Ellis executive sales manager at its brand-new facility in Hollywood. The industry veteran has more than two decades of experience, which he will use to drive sales for the all-new, 22,000-square-foot facility. The new Hollywood location will offer sound and picture post production services, including dailies, editorial, color grading, sound editing and mixing.
Ellis most recently served as senior vice president at Larson Studios, where he directed sales and managed relationships with studios and other clients. He has also held senior sales positions with Technicolor/Complete Post, The Post Group and Video Transitions. He began his career with Consolidated Film Industries (CFI).
“Rich is a phenomenal professional, well connected and committed to providing his clients with excellent service,” says Periscope Post & Audio co-owner Michael Nehs. “He was our first choice to lead our sales effort in Hollywood.”
Ellis says he was intrigued with the opportunity to help build a facility from the ground up.
“I’m excited by Mike’s laser vision for Periscope and want to be part of it,” he says. “Mike is coming to Hollywood with a lot of fire in his belly, especially in his determination to push boundaries and deliver exceptional service. We won’t settle for anything less than excellence.”
Periscope is in the final stages of completing the build-out and will begin full operations this month.
“We are all very enthusiastic about establishing a facility with staying power,” says Ellis. “We intend to be Hollywood’s next A-team.”