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Digital Production Buzz – May 9, 2019

This week on The Buzz, we talk with post-production professionals across the industry to discover current trends, technologies and challenges facing the world of post.

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Join host Larry Jordan as he talks with Jonathan Handel, Terence Curren, Oliver Peters, Christopher Ray, Mark Raudonis and James DeRuvo.

  • Update: WGA vs. Talent Agencies
  • Losing the Middle-Class of Post
  • Organization is Key to Post
  • Blurred Lines Between Episodics and Features
  • Post Services Are No Longer Enough
  • The Weekly doddleNEWS Update

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Guests this Week


Update: WGA vs. Talent Agencies

Jonathan Handel
Jonathan Handel, Entertainment/Technology Attorney & Labor Reporter, TroyGould and The Hollywood Reporter
The battle lines are drawn and each side is getting more entrenched. This week, Jonathan Handel, entertainment labor reporter for “The Hollywood Reporter,” updates us on the clash between the Writers Guild and talent agencies. We are starting to see reverberations far beyond LA.


Losing the Middle-Class of Post

Terence Curren
Terence Curren, Founder/President, Alpha Dogs Inc.
Terence Curren, Founder/President of Alpha Dogs, begins our look at post-production by looking at the business challenges faced by smaller operators. It’s a great time for telling stories, but can you make money at it?


Organization is Key to Post

Oliver Peters
Oliver Peters, Editor, Oliver Peters Post Production Services, LLC
Oliver Peters, Senior Editor at Oliver Peters Post Production Services, is a solo operator who works on a variety of projects. He describes challenges in workflow and media management, along with new technology he is watching for the future.


Blurred Lines Between Episodics and Features

Christopher Ray
Christopher Ray, CSI Colorist, Picture Shop
Christopher M. Ray is a colorist at Picture Shop. His focus is episodic television for programs like “Alpha,” “Tomorrowland,” “Orange Is the New Black,” “Quantico” and many more. He discusses the role of the colorist in pre-production and on-set, as well as new trends blurring the lines between episodic and features.


Post Services Are No Longer Enough

Mark Raudonis
Mark Raudonis, Senior VP Post Production, Bunim-Murray Production
Mark Raudonis is the Senior VP of Post Production at Bunim Murray. With a focus on reality TV and producing dozens of shows at once, Mark looks at the challenges of post differently. His view of the future is that providing services is no longer enough – and he has a radical solution for any-sized post house.


The Weekly doddleNEWS Update

James DeRuvo
James DeRuvo, Editor-in-Chief, doddleNEWS.
James DeRuvo, Editor-in-Chief at doddleNEWS, has a multi-faceted career that spans radio, film and publishing. With experience covering technology in the video industry for nearly 20 years, James presents our weekly doddleNEWS Update.
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