Dec 18, 2018

DELUXE POST-PRODUCTION ELEVATES CHRIS HOLT TO EVP GLOBAL OPERATIONS AND HIRES MARK SMIRNOFF AS EVP SALES

Deluxe Entertainment Services Group (Deluxe) announced today that Chris Holt has been appointed to the new role of Executive Vice-President, Global Operations; and Mark Smirnoff has been hired as Executive Vice-President,  Sales; for the Post-Production unit led by President William Sherak and Chief Operating Officer Mike Gunter.

In making the announcement, Gunter said, “With Chris and Mark we have added two incredible talents to lead Deluxe Post-Production. William and I are thrilled that they are on the team that will lead us in the successes we see ahead.”

Holt most recently served as Senior Vice-President and General Manager for the division and previously held that position at Company 3 in Los Angeles. He has held executive positions at Sony Colorworks and Technicolor and served as Digital Intermediate Producer on feature films for Disney, Fox, and Universal. He will be responsible for the overall management and strategy for the global EFILM and Encore studios, as well as for the Deluxe Post-Production businesses in New York, London, and Toronto.

Deluxe Post-Production has also announced the appointment of Mark Smirnoff as Executive Vice-President, Sales, reporting to Holt. Smirnoff will lead the global sales teams at EFILM, Encore, Editpool, Level 3, EC3, Mobilabs, as well as the sales teams at Deluxe’s London, Toronto, and New York offices.

Smirnoff comes to Deluxe from Technicolor where he was Vice-President of Episodic Services.

He previously was President of Creative Services for Modern VideoFilm, and has served as the post executive in charge of many critically acclaimed feature and television projects.

Both Holt and Smirnoff will be based in Los Angeles.

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