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Wonderland Productions Welcomes Editor Malcolm JamiesonBrings his editorial skills to Wonderland's diverse roster (October 13, 2004)
Documentary, feature film and commercial editor, Malcolm Jamieson, has joined Wonderland Productions, an award-winning, full-service company offering directing, producing, editing, music, sound design and audio post services through its Soho-based boutique and its collaborative network of affiliate companies. Jamieson will bring his editorial skills to the Wonderland diverse roster of film, documentary, broadcast and promo clients.
?Theres a great creative energy here at Wonderland which is, almost paradoxically, coupled with a very relaxed, low-pressure environment, says Jamieson. ?Im very happy to be part of this terrific group of like-minded colleagues who share a common ground: We all strive for the highest level of creativity and best final product for every job that comes through the door.
Wonderland Productions president, Emmy Award-winning producer/director, Bill McCullough noted, ?Wonderland Productions has built a reputation as a full-service company with high-end talent that can take a project from concept through completion. Malcolm is an accomplished and experienced editor with a keen eye and a real talent for creative problem solving. Hes a valuable addition to Wonderlands collaborative team and a perfect fit with our full-service approach to filmmaking.
Jamieson and the Wonderland team first met in 1999 at HBO. McCullough and John Wiggins (the owner of Wonderland Productions affiliate audio post company, Wonderland Sound and Bills partner in No Wonder Music) were working at the cable network when Jamieson was hired. Ironically, he spent his first few days alongside McCullough who initially familiarized him with the networks studio operation. Wiggins crossed paths with Jamieson at HBO in 2000 while sound designing the documentary ?Playing The Field: Sex and Sports in America which Jamieson edited.
Jamieson graduated from the Glasgow (Scotland) School of Art in 1991 and earned his post-graduate degree in electronic imaging. He remained in his homeland after graduation, working as an editor in the film, television and visual arts markets. He served as animator/assistant editor on filmmaker/artist Daniel Reeves autobiographical documentary, ?Obsessive Becoming, for Channel 4 and The Arts Council of Great Britain and was researcher/director on ?Dont Look Down, a weekly arts magazine for Scottish Television.
Jamieson made the move to the US in 1996, attending New York Citys Whitney Museums Independent Study Program from 1996 to 1997. During his first few years in New York, he edited a number of documentaries on art and history subjects. A stint as second editor on Katherine Dieckmanns film, ?A Good Baby (starring Henry Thomas and David Strathairn), helped Jamieson establish himself in New Yorks feature film arena.
Sought-after by indie filmmakers, Jamieson built a long roster of credits in this field, including ?Series 7: The Contenders, a satire of reality-based TV and game shows, which premiered at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival; John Walshs romantic comedy ?Pipe Dream, starring Mary-Louise Parker; and ?Kill The Poor about the gentrification of New York Citys Lower East Side in the 1980s.
Earlier this year Jamieson finished ?Down to the Bone, a verite-style drama from director Debra Granik, about one womans painful journey to sobriety. The film netted the Directors Award at Sundance 2004 as well as the festivals Special Jury Prize for Vera Farmigas outstanding lead performance.
This past June Jamieson volunteered at the Sundance Institutes Directors Lab, a boot camp for burgeoning talents, for the third year in a row. As adjunct professor at Columbia University Film School in New York City and as leader of Apple Final Cut Pro Master Classes at The Edit Center in New York, he teaches his craft to the next generation of editors.
Jamieson is challenged by Wonderlands diverse roster of projects. ?I like to do a varied slate of work -- promos, campaigns, documentaries -- and Wonderland helps me do that, he says. ?Ive never worked at a company with as strong a talent pool and as many capabilities.
Wonderland is a unique resource of award-winning crossover talent -- from directing and producing to editing and online finishing to music, sound design and full audio post. Its exciting to watch people bounce from editorial to the sound mix and music and back again smoothly and seamlessly. At Wonderland anything is possible.
Often working as a ?tag-team with Bill McCullough, Jamieson has cut promo campaigns for cables annual BET Awards show, HBOs ?Angels In America and ?Carnivale, and the Showtime movie, ?Paradise. He also partnered up will McCullough for the editing of ?Pulp Fiction On The Dime, a half-hour special for IFC (Independent Film Channel), celebrating the 10th anniversary of Quentin Tarantinos landmark film, ?Pulp Fiction. Malcolm Jamieson is currently editing an episode of Spike TVs documentary series, ?Untold, which is being produced by Bill McCullough through Wonderland Productions.
About Wonderland Productions
Four-time Emmy Award-winner Bill McCullough launched Wonderland Productions in 1998 as a full-service resource for documentary and broadcast filmmaking. Along with affiliate companies, No Wonder Music and Wonderland Sound, it offers an open-architecture, creative environment with a collaborative approach to production, editing, postproduction, finishing, original music, sound design and audio post services.
For additional information about Wonderland Productions contact Managing Director Vanessa McCullough at 212-966-9049 or go to www.wonderlandnyc.com.
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