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iO Film Promotes Evan Edelist To GM/Executive VPEmmy award winner to be responsible for the day-to-day operations (December 15, 2004)
iO Film, a technologically advanced, full-service digital film finishing facility specializing in film and video projects from every sector of the entertainment industry, has promoted Evan Edelist to the new position of General Manager/Executive Vice President. He had been Senior VP/Development. The announcement was made today by Tim Krubsack, President, iO Film.
In his new post, Edelist will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the facility. He will oversee production, scheduling, and sales. He will also help design the companys new 26,000 square foot Hollywood facility, slated for a Summer 2005 movie-in, working closely with iO Films Chief Technology Officer Kevin Mullican.
Regarding his appointment, Mr. Krubsack said, ?Evan has a tremendous knowledge of digital intermediate and HD technology and how best to utilize these new toolsets. He can help any film or television producer get a job through the iO Film facility. Additionally, he will help guide us with our future expansion plans, helping us reach our goal of becoming the premiere digital intermediate facility in Los Angeles.
Added Edelist, ?The team at iO Film is best positioned to offer affordable rates, quality service, and better looking film. We have already proven that through our work on such indie films as ?Crash, ?Hooligans, ?The Celestine Prophecy, and ?D.I.G. Whatever the budget, our hands-on, boutique, family-style environment offers filmmakers the right place to create their vision. The results speak for themselves pretty pictures that dance off the screen.
About Evan Edelist
A 21-year veteran of the post production industry, Edelist had been iO Films Senior VP, Development/Head of New Business, since early 2004. Before joining iO Film, he was Senior Vice President, Digital Film Production and New Business Development, with Technique from 2001-2003. There, he was involved with a broad array of major feature film projects, including ?Envy, ?Kill Bill,
Vol. 1, ?Panic Room, ?The Human Stain, ?Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, ?13, Seabiscuit, and ?Pirates of the Caribbean, among others.
Before working with Technique, Edelist was Vice President, Post Production, with New Line Cinema, from 1996-2001 (a position he also held during an earlier time frame, from 1989-94.) There he was involved in all technical and digital mastering for the studios major films, including the transfer of the studios library to high-definition and DVD. ?Pleasantville was among the films on which Edelist was involved.
Edelist was Vice President, Worldwide Product Fulfillment, with Sony Pictures from 1994-96, during which time he contributed to building an HD scanner. He also helped build the HD and DVD Centers for Sony during this time. Other major positions held by Edelist include Post Production Manager with Orion Pictures, and International Servicing Coordinator with Vestron Video.
Edelist holds a BA from Berkeley, and an MFA from New York Universitys School of Film and Television.
About iO Film
iO Film provides digital intermediate film finishing, film scanning, film recording, High Definition post-production, and HD-to-film services to the entertainment industry. The company is located at 4640 Lankershim Blvd, Suite #601, North Hollywood, CA, 91602. The phone is 818.487.2850, and the web address is: www.iofilm.net.
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