New EFILM® D.I. Suite Opening at Universal Studios

Digital Intermediates Can Now Be Timed Simultaneously to Sound Mixes on the Lot

Oct 18, 2010, 08:00 ET from Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc.

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Oct. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- EFILM®, a subsidiary of Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc., and Universal Studios today announced that EFILM will begin offering Digital Intermediate color timing services on the Universal Studios lot.  

The custom built EFILM suite is conveniently located within the Sound Department of Universal Studios' full service post production facility including feature and television mixing stages, sound editorial & design rooms, picture editing suites and a complete range of sound services.  This will allow filmmakers to finish picture with the EFILM colorist while supervising their sound mix, saving valuable time during a feature film's tight post production schedule.  In addition to the color correction room, the suite offers office space with a well-appointed lounge and kitchen.  The suite is WiFi enabled and is staffed by Universal's gourmet client services.

Clients will be able to review uncompressed (2K 4:4:4) of their Digital Intermediate, Dailies, or Trailers while at Universal Studios, and could expand to interactive sessions with EFILM's Hollywood and New York locations upon request.  Clients will have real-time access to all of their scans or media over a secure private dedicated fiber.  Once the color timing of the Digital Intermediate is completed, the record out to film would be done at EFILM's Las Palmas location in Hollywood.

The EFILM suite at Universal Studios will have an interchangeable film and digital system with white and silver screens to accommodate both XpanD and RealD 3D systems as well as normal 2D projection.  

"The addition of the EFILM DI suite is part of our continuing efforts to offer clients an efficient, comfortable, creative space to achieve their vision," said Chris Jenkins, Senior Vice-President, Universal Studios Sound.

"With today's post production schedules becoming tighter, clients who wish to do their color timing and sound mix at Universal Studios now have that option," said Kevin Dillon, Executive Vice President and General Manager of EFILM.  "We are delighted that Universal chose us to round out their suite of services for filmmakers," adds Dillon.

About EFILM®

EFILM® is wholly-owned by Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc.  Deluxe is the leading provider of a broad range of entertainment industry services and technologies to major Hollywood Studios and an international client base.  EFILM operates the most advanced digital laboratory in the world and has pioneered numerous breakthroughs in digital imaging for motion pictures.  Services include CinemaScan®, 4K/2K Digital Intermediates,  DCI Digital Cinema, VFX Scanning, and Remote Timing Services.  For more information go to  

About Universal Studios Sound

Universal Studios Sound is a unit of NBC Universal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. Formed in May 2004 through the combining of NBC and Vivendi Universal Entertainment, NBC Universal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. NBC Universal is 80%-owned by General Electric and 20%-owned by Vivendi.  

SOURCE Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc.