Veteran post-production executive Mark Kaplan joined gold crest post as Executive Vice President.
The highly regarded industry professional will be responsible for developing the facility and attracting more work both inside and outside of New York, including Los Angeles and London. He joins installation after 20 years at Technicolor, Los Angeles (now Formosa Group), where he was Vice President of Broadcast Sales.
“Mark is a dear friend and I’m delighted to work with him again,” said Goldcrest’s managing director. Dominica Roma said in a statement. “He brings proven leadership skills and a history [of] help businesses grow. He is a perfect fit for his new role at Goldcrest and we are delighted he has chosen to join our team.
Kaplan will relocate from Los Angeles to New York as he takes on his new responsibilities.
“My role is quite broad. While my focus will be on sales and developing new relationships with studios and independent producers, I will also be involved in marketing, operations and the big picture,” Kaplan added. “While sound is my forte, I look forward to pursuing image and visual effects release opportunities as well.”
Kaplan has worn many hats over the course of his career, including sales and marketing director, producer, director, post-production supervisor, talent manager, and serial entrepreneur. In addition to his tenure at Technicolor, he has extensive experience as a freelance post-production supervisor, with credits such as Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are dead, The water motor, The heart of Justice, Amelia Earhart: The Last Flight, The American Clock, and The Heidi Chronicles.
Kaplan also has a solid background as a producer and director of live theatrical events. More recently, he directed the world premiere of playwright Dylan Brodyit is And even featuring Paul Provence and Mo Gaffney.
When discussing his move to Goldcrest, Kaplan highlights his relationship with Rom and the establishment’s connection to London-based independent producer Goldcrest Films. “The opportunity to work with a company that has produced over 150 films and fully understands the perspective of the producer, director and other creatives, made it a no-brainer,” he explains. “It’s also an opportunity to help a passionately driven company expand its reach and become a global force. We’re not New York-centric. We are not centered on Los Angeles. We are not London-centric. We are a global company capable of servicing productions anywhere.
He adds that with the pandemic over, it’s a particularly good time for high-quality post-production companies. “Goldcrest has gained a lot of experience working remotely during the pandemic and a knowledge base that they can apply in the future. They are in a big space and ready for growth,” Kaplan noted.
Goldcrest Post is a leading independent post-production center that provides unique creative solutions for feature films, episodic television, documentaries and other projects. Conveniently located in New York’s West Village, the company offers editorial offices, on-set dailies, picture finishing, sound writing, ADR and mixing, and related services. His recent credits include Severance Pay, Gossip Girl, The Godfather of Harlem, Super Pumped, Billions, The Queen’s Gambit, Julia, The Janes, Passing, Benjamin Franklin, The last days of Ptolemy Grey, and Who are you Charlie Brown?