Issue: Week of March 21, 2003


Pictured: George O'Neill, co-owner of Manhattan Transfer and GM, Bob Corti.

COCONUT GROVE, FL - Less than a year into a merger and corporate restructuring, Manhattan Transfer is seeing a resurgence of business in the Miami market.

In May 2002, Manhattan Transfer merged operations with one-time competitor Broadcast Video Inc. Ten months later, the new company has refocused its operations, after seeing an increase in the demand for post services from local and regional clients.

During the merger, the combined companies kept much of their individual talent and as such, Manhattan Transfer currently has 75 artists, producers, planners and other production veterans on hand. The streamlined teams work in the company's consolidated Coconut Grove, FL, facility, which is currently undergoing a complete facelift. The 20,000 square-foot operation features five Avid suites along with a Cintel Rascal and a Discreet Smoke D-1 nonlinear editing and compositing system. HD post services include transfer using a Sony's Vialta and editing /compositing on Discreet's Smoke HD. Design, effects and animation is made possible through Deep Blue Sea located in house.

Manhattan Transfer maintains a production facility in North Miami Beach and corporate offices in South Beach. Its Hollywood offices soon will be joined by a production facility to meet growing post demand to the north.