LOS ANGELES — Light Iron, which is part of Panavision’s (panavision.com) end-to-end offerings for content creators, recently welcomed two post production veterans to its management team. Andy Kaplan joins the studio as senior vice president of operations, while Peter Lin comes onboard as the company’s director of finance.
Photo (L-R): Light Iron's Kaplan and Lin
In his new role, Kaplan oversees all of Light Iron’s operations and services, including dailies, offline rentals and final color. He previously served as VP of picture operations at Picture Shop and Technicolor, and prior to that, as head of production at Company 3.
“Light Iron has been an extremely exciting company to watch over the years,” says Kaplan. “They’ve held on to their nimbleness, even as they’ve grown, evidenced during the pandemic, as they quickly expanded their remote capabilities to meet clients’ needs with a wide range of flexible workflows. I’m very excited to join this team and help the company continue to innovate across all of our service offerings.”
As director of finance, Lin now spearheads all of Light Iron’s financial processes and works closely with the Panavision team as a conduit between the two brands. He previously held senior finance roles at Company 3 and Deluxe Entertainment Services Group, and brings a deep understanding of the post industry to his new position.
“This is such an exciting company to be part of,” adds Lin. “Light Iron’s physical footprint across North America and global reach through our remote service offerings are further strengthened by our connection to Panavision’s worldwide operations. I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to bolster our financial processes and reinforce the efficiencies between Light Iron and Panavision.”