Dentz Named Cinesite VP

Cinesite Hollywood has announced that Daphne Dentz has been promoted to vp, business development from her post as a visual effects producer, which she assumed in August 2000. In her new role, she will focus on developing the companys digital intermediate technology as a creative tool for cinematographers. Dentz will report to Dan Lombardo, president/gm Cinesite Hollywood.

Dentz said, "We believe that digital intermediate technology is a powerful creative tool and a natural extension of the role of the cinematographer. We are committed to working with cinematographers and the filmmaking community to ensure that they have the right environment and tools, while making use of the technology affordable and accessible for producers."

Cinesite recently handled digital intermediate projects for Columbia Pictures' S.W.A.T. and Buena Vista's OPEN RANGE. The two movies were converted to digital format from the original Super 35mm negative. The cinematographers then timed masters that were used to produce release prints for cinemas, reducing a whole generation in the editing process.

Prior to joining Cinesite, Dentz was a production executive/visual effects producer/manager at Rhythm & Hues and visual effects production manager at Blue Sky/VIFX. She has worked on such films as BEDAZZLED, ONE NIGHT AT MCCOOL'S, FANTASIA/2000, PUSHING TIN and THE X-FILES movie.

Established in 1992, Cinesite is a subsidiary of Kodak's Entertainment Imaging division. Cinesite Hollywood provides a wide array of digital imaging services including digital intermediate/mastering, digital restoration and scanning and recording. Cinesite London provides visual effects services including both digital and physical effects, model construction and photography and scanning and recording. For more information, visit www.cinesite.com.

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