NEW YORK CITY — Veteran post executive Mark Kaplan is joining Goldcrest Post (goldcrestpostny.com) as its new executive vice president. He will be tasked with growing the facility and attracting more work from both inside and outside New York City, including Los Angeles and London.
Kaplan comes to the facility after 20 years at Technicolor (now Formosa Group) in Los Angeles, where he was VP of broadcast sales. He is relocating from LA to New York as he assumes his new responsibilities.
“Mark is a dear friend, and I am thrilled to be working with him again,” says Goldcrest Post’s managing director Domenic Rom. “He brings proven leadership skills and a history for helping companies grow. He’s a perfect fit for his new role at Goldcrest and we are delighted that he has chosen to be part of our team.”
“My role is quite broad, Kaplan adds. “Although my focus is on sales and developing new relationships with studios and independent producers, I’ll also be involved in marketing, operations and the bigger picture. Although sound is my forte, I look forward to reaching out for picture post and visual effects opportunities, as well.”
Kaplan has worn many hats over the course of his career, including sales and marketing executive, producer, director, post production supervisor, talent manager and serial entrepreneur. In addition to his tenure at Technicolor, he has lengthy experience as a freelance post supervisor, with credits that include Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, The Water Engine, The Heart of Justice, Amelia Earhart: The Final Flight, The American Clock and The Heidi Chronicles. He also has a deep background as a producer and director of live theatrical events.
With the pandemic winding down, Kaplan believes this this a good time for high quality post production companies.
“Goldcrest gained a lot of experience in remote work during the pandemic and a knowledge base that they can apply moving forward,” he notes. “They are in a great space and primed for growth.”