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GTN Adds Colorist Adolfo Martinelli

Part of company?s ongoing effort to expand and add high end talent (January 31, 2006)

Colorist Adolfo Martinelli joins GTN

Colorist Adolfo Martinelli joins GTN

Colorist Adolfo Martinelli has joined GTN Inc. as part of the companys ongoing effort to expand and add high end talent. Martinelli arrives from R!OT in Santa Monica and has broad experience in national television spots and music videos.

In announcing the move, GTN owner/CEO Doug Cheek said that Martinelli offers the perfect combination of youth and experience. ?Adolfo has worked with some of the industrys best directors and DPs and has developed tremendous skills and aesthetic sensibilities, Cheek said. ?His potential is unlimited. He will make an excellent collaborator for agency clients that want to work with artists who can help them to create new looks.

Martinelli began his career at R!OT in 2002 as an assistant colorist and advanced to a colorist position in just two years. Since then, he has tallied an impressive list of credits that includes commercials for Comcast, General Motors, Qwest, Bell South, DirecTV, Easton, and McDonalds, and videos for such artists as rapper The Game and country artist Toby Keith. He has worked with such well-known directors as Paul Street, Ken Arlidge, Jeff Richter, Shawn Kim and Christopher Sims.

GTN offers an excellent opportunity for continued career growth, according to Martinelli. ?There is so much great advertising being produced in this market and Im looking forward to being a part of it, he said. ?I am also very impressed with GTNs facilities and its commitment to being a national leader in post production.

Martinelli is a graduate of Loyola Marymount Universitys School of Film and Television, where he received the Ian Conner Award for Excellence in Cinematography. His student film, The Flower, won the prestigious Samuel Z. Arkoff Award.

Martinelli is actively involved in independent film as a colorist, cinematographer, editor and director. His recent credits include The Secret Parts of Fortune and Automation for director Todd Albright and the feature film Jesus is Magic starring Sarah Silverman.

About GTN
GTN Inc. is located at 13320 Northend, Oak Park, MI 48237. For more information call Richard Cormier (248) 548-5350 or visit


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