HOLLYWOOD, Calif., May 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc. announced today that Sean Coughlin has joined the company as Senior Vice President, Preservation & Restoration Solutions. He will be responsible for Deluxe's film and digital preservation and restoration initiatives worldwide.
Coughlin founded Cinetech in 1990, which became a world leader in film preservation and restoration. While at Cinetech, Coughlin led efforts to restore and preserve classic films from major Hollywood studios including 20th Century Fox, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Walt Disney Studios, Warner Bros., Universal, Paramount Pictures, MGM, Miramax, New Line Cinema and Revolution Studios. Cinetech also handled technical film projects for the Library of Congress, the British Film Institute, Eastman House, the Frank Capra Collection, the UCLA Film & Television Archive, the Film Foundation, and the Museum of Modern Art. Cinetech was acquired by Deluxe in December 2010.
Coughlin and his team were awarded a 2001 Scientific and Engineering Award by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the engineering and development of the RCI-Color Film Restoration Process that restored color to faded original color negatives. His career in the film services industry began in 1980 when he joined New Jersey-based specialty film laboratory Cinema Services, where he gained expertise in handling, restoring and archiving classic films. During his early years in the industry, he worked on the preservation of such silent film classics as "Birth of a Nation," "Napoleon" and "Intolerance."
"Sean is an innovator in the preservation and restoration business," said Warren Stein, COO of Deluxe. "He will play a key role in expanding our services to customers in Hollywood and other content owners around the world."
Coughlin previously served as a member of the advisory board of Chapman University and is a member of the Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA).
Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc., is the leading provider of a broad range of entertainment industry services and technologies to the worldwide entertainment industry including the Hollywood studios, broadcast/cable/satellite providers, digital distribution, gaming as well as content owners and creators. Services for content creation in features, television and commercials are offered in production, post production, digital distribution, marketing services and asset management. They include EFILM® and Company 3® digital intermediates; post production and subtitling services; titles design and digital VFX; Blu-ray and DVD compression, encoding and authoring; advertising distribution and syndication services; digital cinema services, motion picture film processing and printing; and 2D to 3D conversion. Deluxe has facilities in North America, Europe, India, Australia and Hong Kong. For more information, please visit www.bydeluxe.com
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