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Marc Loftus

Marc Loftus is the Senior Editor and Director of Web Content for Post Magazine. He has been with the monthly publication since 1992, reporting on new technologies and creative techniques relating to film, television and commercial post production. In that time, he has witnessed the transition from linear to nonlinear, analog to digital, stereo to surround, SD to HD, tape-based to file-based, and 2D to 3D. Marc is a graduate of The New York Institute of Technology.
Authored Articles
Primetime: SyFy's 'Z Nation'
Published: October 15, 2015

SPOKANE, WA — North By Northwest Productions ( is serving as the production hub for SyFy’s zombie-themed series, Z Nation, which is currently airing its second season. The show revolves around a group of survivors who must cross the country with a possible cure for the zombie apocalypse.  Z Nation airs Friday nights at 10pm, and while Season 1 included 13 episodes, that number increases to 15 for Season 2.
Web Series: 'The Madden 16'
Published: October 12, 2015

BURBANK, CA — Stoopid Buddy Stoodios (, the studio behind Adult Swim’s popular Robot Chicken series, recently teamed up with EA Sports to create a new Web series with a tie-in to the Madden NFL 16 video game, which was released in late August.  The Madden 16 was conceived by agency Heat and stars 16 puppet characters representing well-known athletes and celebrities. In each of the series’ :30 episodes, team members impart their Madden NFL 16 skills to help “fools” worldwide.
Reality TV: 'The Marijuana Show'
Published: October 7, 2015

DENVER — The second season of The Marijuana Show ( begins shooting this week, bringing with it $10 million in investment capital that’s available to its 20 contestants. Created by Tingle Global Media’s Wendy Robbins and Karen Paull, the program bills itself as the first reality show about investing in Cannabis. 
Editing: 'Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation'
Published: September 25, 2015

Eddie Hamilton didn’t set out to become an “action-film” editor, but one look at his credit list shows that he’s succeeding in doing just that. Hamilton has cut a number of features in the genre, including X-Men: First Class and  Kingsman: The Secret Service, and spent almost a year working on this summer’s hit,  Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation, starring Tom Cruise. The Paramount film was directed by Chris McQuarrie ( See Post’s July issue), and has earned more than $650M worldwide since it opened in late July.
Web Series: 'Redheads Anonymous'
Published: September 24, 2015

NEW YORK — Redheads Anonymous is a comedic Web series that looks at the stereotypes, challenges and frustrations redheads often face, as well as the one unique opportunity only a redhead can take advantage of: “The Redhead Scholarship.” The series was created by Elisabeth Ness, who also stars in it, playing Molly, a redhead determined to win The Redhead Scholarship, even if it means creating a profile based on the life experiences of other redheads, and not her own.
Twitch Post creates online campaign for Garnier
Published: September 21, 2015

NEW YORK — DigitasLBi came up with the concept for Garnier in which eight popular beauty and lifestyle video bloggers from around the country would demonstrating 12 must-have hair looks using the company’s hair-care products. Each would run just :60 and appear of Garnier’s YouTube channel.
Music Video: Slayer's 'Repentless'
Published: September 16, 2015

BURBANK, CA — When editor Ed Marx got the call from director BJ McDonnell, asking if he’d cut Slayer’s new music video, he couldn’t say “yes” fast enough! Marx, who has a body of work that spans the horror genre, including film, television and shorts, blocked out a week to cut Repentless, the debut video from the band’s 11th studio album of the same name, released on September 11th.
The Vladar Company shoots, posts, delivers
Published: September 15, 2015

NEW YORK — The Vladar Company (, which produces, posts and distributes features, has three releases planned for the coming weeks. Vlad Yudin co-founded The Vladar Company in 2008, along with producer Edwin Mejia, and the team went on to direct, produce and pen the script for the successful 2013 bodybuilding documentary, Generation Iron
Animation: 'Hotel Transylvania 2'
Published: September 10, 2015

Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation release Hotel Transylvania 2 on September 25th — a follow up to the popular 2012 animated feature about a place where monsters go to relax, away from the presence of humans. The new CG film brings the human and monster worlds closer together, as Mavis (Selena Gomez) and Johnny (Andy Samberg) marry and give birth to Dennis, leaving Dracula (Adam Sandler) to wonder if his grandson is at least partially a vampire? The film also features the voice talents of Kevin James, Fran Drescher, Steve Buscemi, Molly Shannon, David Spade, Keegan-Michael Key and Mel Brooks.  Mike Kurinsky is a production designer at Sony Pictures Animation ( and spent two years working with a team to develop and refine the look of the film’s environments, characters and props. Here, he talks to Post about his work on the film and a number of its visual highlights.
Primetime: Fox's 'Empire'
Published: September 10, 2015

Fox’s Empire had a very successful first season, receiving three Emmy nominations, including “Lead Actress in a Drama Series” for Taraji P. Henson’s portrayal of Cookie Lyon. The powerful family drama centers around Lucious Lyon, the head of a music empire (played by Terrence Howard), whose three sons and ex-wife (recently released from prison) all battle for his throne.
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