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Automat Pictures Names Sonja Nelson Head Of Production

To supervise all Automat Pictures DVD and EPK productions (February 03, 2005)

Automat Pictures, Inc., a multi-award winning DVD Added Value and EPK production company, whose clients include most of the major motion picture studios, has named Sonja Nelson to the newly created position of Head of Production. The announcement was made today by Jeffrey Schwarz and Laura Nix, co-presidents, Automat Pictures, Inc. Nelson is a versatile production and operations executive with over 20 years of experience managing companies and producing television programming. She has held prominent positions with Lions Gate Studios, Lorimar, and Van Ness Films. Her expertise includes production and financial management, business development, cost containment, corporate and operational organization, and personnel management. In her new role, she will be responsible for the supervision of all Automat Pictures DVD and EPK productions.

About Sonja Nelson
Prior to joining Automat Pictures, Nelson was a Consulting Producer with Seesaw Studios in Los Angeles. There, she was responsible for operational design and implementation of systems for a newly formed production company. From 1997-2002, she was a Coordinating Producer for Fox Star Productions/Van Ness Films. During this time, she was responsible for delivering over 100 episodes of ?Biography to the A&E Network, including ?Jackie Gleason: The Great One, winner of the 2002 Emmy Award in the Documentary Category. Nelson also managed all projects in development and production.

Other posts held by Nelson include Production Manager with Kresser/Craig; VP, Production, Lorimar Home Video; VP, Operations, Lions Gate Studios, and associate producer with KQED, San Francisco.

About Automat Pictures
Based in Los Angeles, Automat Pictures is a multi-media production company specializing in the production of DVD Added Value and in the production of EPK (electronic presskit) elements. Helmed by Jeffrey Schwarz and Laura Nix, Automat Pictures has provided original DVD content to such major releases as ?GoodFellas, ?Elf, ?The Punisher, ?Philadelphia, ?Resident Evil: Apocalypse, the ?Rambo trilogy, ?Basic Instinct, ?Charlies Angels, ?Blue Velvet, ?When Harry Met Sally, ?The Silence of the Lambs, ?The Princess Bride, ?Starship Troopers, ?Hedwig and the Angry Inch, ?John Q, ?Men in Black II, and the remake of ?The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, among many others.

Automat Pictures is located at 3255 Wilshire Blvd, Suite # 615, LA, CA, 90010. The phone is 213/351-0444, and the web is:


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