Studio City, CA, Aug. 6, 2008 — Media Distributors, America’s leading distributor of professional products, systems and services for entertainment and enterprise, has launched a new company division, entitled the â€œWorkflow & Technology Solutions Group.â€? The new division will work in conjunction with the companyâ€™s â€œRental Stationâ€? division, which allows Media Distributors the ability to provide Apple products, including Appleâ€™s Final Cut Pro and Appleâ€™s Mac Pro, to the Hollywood/entertainment community. Steve Klein, CEO, and Richard Myerson, President, Media Distributors, made the announcement.
NOTE: Photo caption, from left to right: Andrew Medina, Nathan Adams, Adam Wasserman, Tony Cahill, Bob Finnan, Craig Quinlan.
Said Mr. Klein, â€œOur new Workflow & Technology and Solutions Group will employ a team of experienced and dedicated technology specialists with over 40 years of combined experience. The group will provide design, sales, rentals, installation and service/support for integrated workflow solutions to a broad spectrum of clients working within the post-production and broadcast industries. Among the groupâ€™s special solution capabilities will be the set up of HD/2K/4K workflows, telecine, facility builds, and wire CAD designs.â€?
Adds Mr. Richard Myerson, President, Media Distributors, â€œWith an unmatched expertise level in terms of sales, consultancy and technical proficiency, our new Workflow & Technology Solutions Group has a diverse and deep background in all areas of HD workflow, content management and systems design. As an Apple Value Added Professional Video partner, we also have the ability to provide support for the complete line of Apple products, editing systems, network-based solutions and an expansive line of shared storage solutions. This was a logical next-step in the evolution of our company, as we continue to focus on the needs of our clientele.â€?
ABOUT THE MEMBERS OF THE NEW GROUP:
Tony Cahill- Manager, Workflow & Technology Solutions Group:
With a strong background in engineering, Solution Designer for SAN Storage, automated workflow, archiving, digital delivery, DVD publishing, software application design for Post, Video Production & Broadcasting in Avid Unity, Pro-Tools & FCP environments, Tony Cahill continues to work with all major studios and Post Production Houses nationwide. He is also an expert in the design of automated workflow solutions, archiving, storage and asset management solutions for Post Production & Broadcasting. Tony also has a background in Imaging, Supply Chain & Asset Management.
Nathan Adams-Senior Account Executive:
Nathan Adams has a tremendous wealth of knowledge in developing the correct editing environment. He has a background in designing workflows for Apple Final Cut for off-line editing, on-line editing, audio sweetening, Color Grading & Finishing. Nathan is often consulted by many customers to help design their process for HD editing workflows and digital file distribution. In his role at the new group, Nate will focus his efforts on video and editing system sales and rentals, as well as integrated technology solutions
Adam Wasserman- Senior Account Executive:
In his position as Senior Account Executive, Adam harnesses his extensive video systems sales and technical expertise to further extend Media Distributorsâ€™ product and services portfolio to its clients. Adam has worked in the computer and video solutions industry for 10 years. His success comes from his intimate technical knowledge of Post Production workflow and his determination to find the best possible solutions for his clients. Adam has worked with clients in a variety of capacities, including, Final Cut Pro Sales and Rentals, SAN solutions, facility design and build, workflow consultation and technical support.
Andrew Medina-Account Executive:
With a proven track record in networking, database design and back-up solutions, Andrew Medina has worked with many organizations throughout Southern California. He is regularly consulted for his capabilities of designing and implementing workflow collaboration and review/approval applications by customers with world wide infrastructures.
Patrick Thometz â€“ National Manager, Duplication & Publishing Systems:
Patrick Thometz is a Certified Sales Engineer for Rimage & Primera systems, and is considered an industry expert in the area of disc and duplication technologies, systems design and all related applications associated with disc publishing.
Craig Quinlan-Technology Support Manager:
Craig Quinlan has a solid background in HD video editing and all areas of post production. He has developed on-line digital workflows for file based delivery, and is considered an industry expert on maximizing the capabilities of Apple Final Cut Studio, optimizing workflow through all facets of the post production process.
Bob Finnan-Operations Supervisor – The Rental Station-Mobile and
Edit Suite Rentals:
As one of the select U.S. Pro Video Value Added Resellers (VAR) of Apple products, Media Distributorsâ€™ editing systems rental company, â€œThe Rental Station,â€? is spearheaded by Bob Finnan as Operations Supervisor. Bob has extensive expertise in business workflow, customer service and sales support. The company has recently added a fully networked, HD editing facility in itâ€™s Studio City headquarters location.
ABOUT MEDIA DISTRIBUTORS:
Media Distributors is the nationâ€™s largest independent distributor of professional recording media products and technology and workflow systems integration to the production, broadcast and entertainment industries. Supported by 90 full-time employees, the company has earned this position by leveraging its numerous authorized dealer relationships to provide its customers with outstanding service, competitive pricing and a best in class branded product offering.
Media Distributors offers a vast array of products and services, including fully integrated workflow solutions, professional videotape, motion picture film, data media, data storage, video editing systems, rentals, software, disc duplication/publishing systems and media accessories. In addition, Media Distributors offers a number of value-added services, including product re-certification, recycling & disposal, custom barcoding, consultation and systems integration.
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