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B1 Media Launches DVD Pre-Mastering Division

Los Angeles-based design and production studio B1 Media continues to grow with the launch of a DVD pre-mastering arm to provide compression, authoring and quality control services. Heading up the pre-mastering department are pre-mastering director Steve Gustafson and business development director Steve Alvanos. Both Gustafson and Alvanos were most recently with Cinesite, where they launched that companys pre-mastering arm. At Cinesite, Gustafson served as executive creative director of DVD and Alvanos was director of business development. Previously, Gustafson was vice president of DVD at Complete Post and held the position of DVD manager at DreamWorks, where he helped launch the studio into the DVD format. Alvanos was previously VP of sales at Complete Post. B1 has steadily expanded its services for the entertainment media industry with the recent creation of B1/Games, B1/Broadcast and B1/Productions. For more information, visit