Light Iron Strengthens Leadership Team With Key Hires and Promotions
LOS ANGELES (December 1, 2021) - Light Iron, an industry leader in providing innovative post-production creative services and part of Panavision's end-to-end offerings for content creators, has bolstered its executive leadership team with recent promotions and hires aimed to further support the company's commitment to growth and innovation. Under the leadership of managing director Seth Hallen, the Light Iron team brings a wide range of expertise to provide customers working in features and series with guidance, cutting-edge tools and innovative workflow solutions.
In an evolution of her role with the company's leadership team, Light Iron cofounder Katie Fellion has been promoted to senior vice president, business development and post-production strategy. Fellion has been with the company since it began operations in 2009 and was instrumental in establishing Light Iron's Outpost mobile dailies systems. In her time with Light Iron, Fellion has also produced several firsts in file-based finishing, including the first 6K DI, the first studio feature cut on Final Cut Pro X, and Amazon's first HDR series. In her new role, she is responsible for global sales and business development, new market strategies, and strategic alignment with Panavision so clients can maximize the value proposition of the companies' shared production-to-post offerings.
"At the core of Light Iron's success is the strength and talent of our team," said Fellion. "This leadership group showcases our dedication to creating a robust structure upon which the company can continue to innovate, push boundaries and collaborate with our clients."
In addition, Megan Marquis has been promoted to vice president of operations for Light Iron Los Angeles. Marquis joined Light Iron in 2013 as a senior producer at the company's New York location, where she handled budgeting and oversaw projects from dailies through final delivery. After Light Iron's acquisition by Panavision, she began to integrate resources between the two companies, assisting cinematographers in camera tests and joining conversations about production choices to smoothly translate decisions to the post side. With her latest promotion, Marquis is responsible for managing the overall operations of Light Iron's two facilities in Los Angeles.
With more than 20 years of experience developing file-based workflows, best practices and future roadmaps for digital motion imaging, Eric Camp joins the company as director of operations for Light Iron New York. Camp brings wide-ranging expertise to the position and firsthand understanding of the client's point of view, having worked in both production and post in a variety of creative and operational roles, including crew positions on 15 features and over 250 television episodes. With Light Iron, Camp oversees all of the New York facility's operations, including the location's on-site and remote offline editorial rental offerings.
Ken Lebre joins Light Iron as director of dailies, bringing extensive experience in streamlining workflows with creative and technical talent. Through his background with boutique shops and larger post facilities - where he's held positions including director of operations, senior director of client services and general manager - he's become a leading expert in dailies workflows while simultaneously interfacing with studios and production companies. At Light Iron, Lebre oversees the company's global dailies operations, including at its regional facilities and its primary hubs in Los Angeles and New York, and for all near-set and remote deployments domestically and internationally.
"The additions to our leadership team are a great example of Light Iron's evolution, continual growth and unwavering commitment to providing the most innovative solutions to help our clients realize their creative goals," said Hallen. "From the company's origins as a startup, we now offer a robust infrastructure and the resources to service projects around the globe. What hasn't changed is our culture of collaboration, our deep commitment to artist development or our ability to remain flexible with the needs of every client. This leadership team further bolsters Light Iron's infrastructure while continuing to grow the collaborative, innovative, and nimble atmosphere that the company is known for."
In addition to Light Iron's New York and Los Angeles facilities, each of which offers the full breadth of creative finishing services, the company also has locations in Atlanta, Albuquerque, Chicago, New Orleans, Toronto and Vancouver, offering dailies services and remote sessions. Light Iron's unparalleled remote capabilities - including solutions for dailies, offline editorial rentals, and color and finishing - open the doors for filmmakers working anywhere in the world to partner with the company.