Santa Monica, Calif.â€”Digital Intermediate Colorist Stephen Nakamura, whose credits include "The Bourne Ultimatum," "Spider-Man 3" and "Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer," has joined Company 3, an Ascent Media company. The move reunites Nakamura with Company 3 President and DI Colorist Stefan Sonnenfeldâ€”each of whom have credits on more than 30 A-list film titlesâ€”and further bolsters Company 3â€™s line-up of top-flight, digital artists and position as a premiere provider of post production services for feature films, commercials and television.
â€œStephen is a great artist and a great friend, and Iâ€™m thrilled to have him at Company 3,â€? said Sonnenfeld, whose recent credits include "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street," "Transformers" and "300." â€œItâ€™s a pleasure to work with an artist who shares our passion for filmmaking, and who can help fuel our continued growth.â€? Nakamura will be based out of Company 3â€™s Santa Monica facility. Nakamura arrives from Technicolor Digital Services, where he had been since its launch in 2002. During his tenure there, he worked with many of Hollywoodâ€™s top directors and directors of photography including Martin Scorsese and Michael Ballhaus ("The Departed"), Quentin Tarantino and Robert Richardson ("Kill Bill: Vol. 1," "Kill Bill: Vol 2"), and Steven Spielberg and Janusz Kaminski ("The Terminal"). His most recent credits include "The Bucket List" for Rob Reiner, "Shine a Light" for Martin Scorsese and "Leatherheads" for George Clooney. Nakamura began his career with California Video Center and later joined The Post Group. At The Post Group, he initially worked as an assistant colorist, alongside Sonnenfeld. â€œStefan and I have been friends for 17 years,â€? Nakamura said. â€œWe have very similar views of our roles as artists, how we approach our projects and how we like to take care of our clients.â€? â€œI truly enjoy the filmmakers that I have had the privilege to work with over the years and am excited to be working with them on future projects and meeting new filmmakers at Company 3,â€? Nakamura added. â€œIt has always been my ambition to be a part of the creative process with the best talents in the business. I hope now to use my experience to help Stefan and Company 3 continue to provide the level of artistry and service that our clients expect now and in the future.â€? Nakamuraâ€™s arrival is part a broader effort by Company 3 to expand all facets of its services. The companyâ€™s additional plans include relocating its New York operations to a new facility later this year. Company 3 Santa Monica, is located at 1661 Lincoln Blvd. Ste. 400 Santa Monica, California 90404. For more information, call Stefan Sonnenfeld or Luis Ribeiro at (310) 255-6600. Company 3 New York, is located at 545 Fifth Avenue, 5th floor, New York, New York 10017. For more information, call Marcelo Gandola or Luis Riberio at (310) 255-6600. About Ascent Media Group Santa Monica, California-based Ascent Media Group is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Discovery Holding Company (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB), which, through its Creative Services and Network Services divisions, provides creative and technical media services to the media and entertainment industries. Through more than 75 facilities in California, New York, London, Singapore and other locations throughout the world, Ascent Media Group provides effective solutions for the creation, management and distribution of content to major motion picture studios, independent producers, broadcast networks, cable channels, advertising agencies and other companies that produce, own and/or distribute entertainment, news, sports, corporate, educational, industrial and advertising content. More information about Ascent Media Group is available at