BURBANK, CA — Visual Data Media Services (www.visualdatamedia.com), a global provider of media services, distribution and content management, is expanding its media supply chain capabilities with the addition of industry veteran Theo Gluck, who joins the company as director of library restoration and preservation. A respected film historian and title management professional, Gluck joins Visual Data from The Walt Disney Studios. He will focus on growing the company’s restoration business to serve the increasing global demand for diverse media across multiple platforms.
“Theo’s knowledge and expertise in restoration and preservation is second to none,” says John Trautman, CEO of Visual Data. “As we continue to broaden and enhance our media supply chain capabilities, we will look to Theo, who has been instrumental in establishing the foundation for restoration, to help us engage with the industry and deliver on our mission to provide a truly customer-centric experience.”
Gluck’s expertise, combined with technologies such as Visual Data’s MatchMaker scanning and Dolby Vision HDR/UHD remastering workflows, will offer content owners and distributors a comprehensive suite of media services. He is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and sits on the Academy’s Science and Technology Council. He also serves as chairman of the council’s Technology History Subcommittee. His long-standing professional affiliations include the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), the British Kinematograph, Sound and Television Society (BKSTS) and the Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA).
“There’s never been a better time to be in this business and Visual Data is at the forefront of thought leadership for content preservation and distribution,” says Gluck. “Audiences have so many distribution platforms and content viewing options to choose from. That opens the door to new creative possibilities for preserving, presenting and delivering the titles people want to see, and I’m looking forward to working with the team at Visual Data to drive innovation around audience demand for content.”