January 27, 2005


NEW YORK - Blue Rock launched a new satellite division, Tranquility Base (www.tbaseny.com), whose visual effects and design services will complement those of Blue Rock's sister company, Spontaneous.

Tranquility Base now offers clients finishing services that clients have long known the former Epoxy Finish to provide, but also the visual effects expertise of Andy Milkis, Tranquility's managing and creative director, who brings 10 years of experience to the company, most notably the NFL redesign for CBS and the Super Bowl (for which he received an Emmy nomination), the HD show open for the multi-award winning comedy series "Will & Grace," and the design/effects for the 2004 ESPY Awards on ESPN. Additionally, he provided title design and visual effects supervision for ?Lobsterfarm?, an independent feature, directed by Kevin Jordan, which is to be presented at this year's Sundance Film Festival by Martin Scorsese.

In recent years, Milkis has worked on theatrical promos for the hit series "Monk" (USA Network), did the compositing for the Woody Allen film "Everyone Says I Love You", and proven his talents in the commercial world for such clients as GMC Trucks, Toyota, Quaker State, and AT&T Wireless. He has been a lead creative at Broadway Video, Splash Design, TLI Design, and Black Logic.

To further promote the company's reach, Glen Carey has joined Tranquility Base as a producer/rep. Carey comes to Tranquility Base from McCann Erickson where he was an assistant producer and copywriter for the past five years. Prior, he worked on the floor of the NYSE, producing live TV and radio reports in 3 languages (English, Japanese and Portuguese) and wrote/produced for Bloomberg Morning News. He is also the author of the book "Everything You Wanted to Know About Broadcast Production, But Were Afraid to Ask," a comprehensive reference guide on the production process within the advertising industry.

Both Milkis and Carey graduated from NYU Tisch School of the Arts with a BFA in Film & Television. Milkis now teaches a master's degree class in visual effects/compositing at NYU's Center for Advanced Digital Applications.

Tranquility Base is located at 575 Lexington Ave.