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Quantel and International Creative Alliance (ICA) Form Strategic Partnership

Quantel Owners Take Advantage of Efficient Time and Money-Saving Talent Resource (July 11, 2001)
Quantel has selected US-based post-production and broadcast freelance/fulltime placement company International Creative Alliance (ICA) to provide its customers with qualified editors, designers and compositors as a value-added service.

"We are always looking for ways to help our customers get the most out of their Quantel systems," said Ken Ellis, CEO of Quantel, North America. "ICA has proven itself as an efficient and qualified company in the business of identifying, locating, and evaluating Quantel artists and editors and placing them on projects throughout the country. This saves our customers not only time and money procuring talent, but allows them the ability to take on extra projects with the confidence that they will always have a first-rate operator driving a Quantel box."

ICA launched its services in 1998 as a talent resource for post-production facility owners and broadcasters to find up-to-the-minute, qualified editors, broadcast designers, compositors, video crews and other post production talent. The company built its reputation by offering its clients unparalleled service along with the ability to find and qualify seasoned content creators ready, willing and able to work on projects anywhere in the US.

"We have hired freelance and fulltime Henry artists through ICA for several years now, and the quality of talent and service they provide is beyond compare," said Sharon Berlin, Human Resources Manager for Pinnacle Studios. "It is always challenging to find good talent, and many times it's on a moments notice. I have called ICA for personnel and within hours we have a qualified artist in our facility. Working with ICA has been a great resource for our business."

ICA also provides new and existing Quantel customers cost efficient tailor-made training that is focused on the customers core needs. ICA provides on-site training with Quantel artists and editors who possess at least five years experience to ensure that they can pass on valuable tips and provide client operators the ability to take full advantage of the equipments capabilities.

By utilizing ICA as a resource, the Quantel customer, regardless of where they are located in the US, will benefit by having the ability to:

Acquire specific expertise on short notice without experiencing the hassles and time it takes to track down creative content creators
Be assured that Quantel and ICA are working in concert to help them procure more business by always having the staff at arms length to expand or contract as necessary

Never again turn down a project due to the inability to find a Quantel editor or designer to work on a project

Review candidates for possible continuous employment

Control benefit costs and other expenses associated with staffing requirements

Quickly and easily find substitutes for absent talent

Significantly reduce the time and money spent on recruiting and training

Ability to more precisely grow a business with just-in-time-inventory of talent

"We consider it our job to protect our clients and Quantels corporate and creative interests," said Jon Lewis, Vice President of ICA. "We spend hours referencing, reviewing reels and interviewing talent so when a client calls us they can rest assured that they are getting a qualified, stand-out editor or designer. Whats also unique about our service is that we dont compete with our clients Rolodex. We pride ourselves in supplying talent they might not otherwise know about. It not only expands our clients talent pool, but the talent we provide is energized by getting a chance to work on varied projects he or she otherwise wouldnt find on their own."

To find the perfect Quantel freelancer match for your facility or to hire ICA to recruit a fulltime artist, call 800-835-9292 or visit the ICA website at

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