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PostWorks Handles Dailies for Four NYC TV Pilots

(May 18, 2005)

PostWorks, New York, the east coast's most advanced and comprehensive post production resource, today detailed its work in handling dailies for four of the nine network television pilots that have filmed in New York City over the past two months.

“Whether it’s due to the ‘Made in NY’ tax incentive program, economic recovery from the effects of 9/11, or the rising strength of the Canadian dollar, production in New York is busier than ever,” said PostWorks’ president Billy Baldwin. “This season represents the largest number of network pilots shooting in New York in the last decade, and we’re very proud to have worked on four of them.”

PostWorks’ team handled the dailies on "NY-70" for NBC Universal Television, Levinson/Fontana's "The Bedford Diaries" for the WB, "Love Monkey" for Sony Pictures Television and Paramount Network Television, and "The Prince," which Matt LeBlanc and Jesse Wigutow executive produced for the WBTV through LeBlanc's Fort Hill Productions.  For each of these projects, workflows were carefully designed to accommodate the multiple delivery formats needed and to account for every moment from the instant the negative arrived.  Most shot film and transferred to HD with simultaneous SD records to tape.  In addition, content was also encoded to various proxy formats like MPEG2 and Windows Media files and/or digitized as Avid media.  To increase its capabilities, PostWorks added Digital Rapids DRC Stream 2500 capture and processing boards to its infrastructure.  For each project, PostWorks' team was crucial in transferring dailies according to each studio’s varying specs – and rapidly distributing dailies to executives on both U.S. coasts.

"For our one-hour drama pilot entitled 'NY-70,' we used PostWorks to handle all of the HD dailies telecine, duplication and specialized WM9 encoding to accommodate our Digital Dailies application,” said Joe Dervin, VP of post production for NBC Universal Television Studio.  “We had a very positive experience, which is always comforting when you are managing things from 3,000 miles away.  I look forward to the next opportunity to work with Postworks.”

“PostWorks has spent the last two years building the infrastructure and assembling the staff to offer New York’s best digital finishing services for TV, features and documentaries, which has meant providing complete DI and HD solutions to address any post-production demand a project might face,” explained Rob DeMartin, PostWorks’ chief operating officer and company co-owner, along with Baldwin and CEO David Rosen. “Having successfully risen to face the tremendous demands of this busy pilot season, PostWorks’ reputation as one of the most professional, resourceful and customer-focused facilities in New York has now spread to the West coast, and we couldn’t be more proud.”

About PostWorks, New York

 Since 1995, PostWorks, New York has emerged as the region's only full-service film and High Definition post facility.  Located in SoHo, PostWorks sets itself apart by offering scalable production offices, rentals and the highest level of commitment to quality and customer service.  PostWorks enlists an elite team of artists, engineers and producers and has optimized its entire operation for non-linear, High Definition and Digital Intermediate technologies. Our clients include Oscar winning filmmakers, network and cable television programs and award winning commercials and music videos.  For more information, please call 212.894.4000 or visit

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