LOS ANGELES — Cara Sheppard was recently named president of Streamland Media’s picture division, Picture Shop (www.pictureshop.com), where she will lead a worldwide team that provides color, editorial, dailies, mastering and restoration services. Picture Shop’s global locations include Los Angeles and New York in the US; Toronto and Vancouver in Canada; and London, Manchester, Bristol and Wales in the UK. The company also has dailies outposts in Austin, Atlanta, New Orleans and Albuquerque. In addition to Picture Shop, Streamland Media includes visual effects division, Ghost VFX; sound division, Formosa Group; and marketing division, Picture Head.
Sheppard’s more than 18 years of industry experience run the gamut, from studio operations to facility management in production and post production. Most recently, she served as managing director for London’s Twickenham Film Studios. Prior to that, she led Warner Bros. De Lane Lea as managing director for nearly five years. Sheppard also spent six years in senior management at the Comcast-owned British broadcaster Sky.
Sheppard got her start in the industry as a freelancer on-set in production and then as a post production supervisor. She is a full voting member of BAFTA, a consistent contributor to industry journals and panels, and serves on the facilities board of the UK Screen Alliance.
“Throughout my career, I have been driven by the goal of collaborating with the world’s greatest storytellers to achieve their ultimate creative vision,” says Sheppard. “I am thrilled to have the opportunity to lead and grow Picture Shop’s global talent-rich team, and to expand and develop a first-class, cutting-edge technology and workflow offering for our clients. Alongside Streamland Media’s other divisions, we will continue to deliver an unparalleled experience for storytellers, no matter where they are in the world.”