Former Stardust EP Paul Abatemarco joins Foundation Content as Executive Producer.
Culver City, CA --
Former Stardust EP Paul Abatemarco, who most recently headed up MPCCreative's U.S. division, has joined Foundation Content as Executive Producer.
The news follows Foundation Content’s recent hire of ace editor Nick Pezzillo, and comes off of the company's most successful year of growth. Foundation’s emerging indie directorial darlings Focus Creeps continue working with diverse clients, the company’s editor Anna Patel has completed editorial on her second feature documentary, and James Levon has become a go to director in the digital content space. Foundation Content has also expanded its service offerings, which now include visual effects, finishing, and color, all of which used to be handled by the studio's Chicago entity.
As Executive Producer, Abatemarco will develop and grow Foundation's new roster of directors, while continuing to foster the careers of the already established team in place. VP of Brand Strategy/Production Evan Cohen and Senior Producer Stacy Paris will both now report directly to Abatemarco.
Abatemarco is an extremely accomplished EP with over 13 years of experience in the live action, VFX, and motion graphics world. He joins the Foundation team with a great understanding of what makes the Foundation model fresh and unique in today's marketplace.
Samanta Hart, Foundation’s Co-Founder and CCO, states, "With clients demanding that productions be handled efficiently, professionally, and, most importantly, as creatively as possible, all within tighter and tighter budget parameters, Paul is the perfect partner to realize Foundation's fullest potential in this arena. He fully understands the DNA of our company and what makes it so special." Adds Foundation Co-Founder James Levon, “We are continuing to evolve as a company and have been looking for a strong leader who understands our model. We believe we have found that person in Paul."
"I’ve been seeking a company that puts an emphasis on creative ideas first, and I'm excited to have found that company in Foundation Content," says Abatemarco. "Their existing team already does such cool, amazing work. I'm excited to be a part of such a dynamic company, and I look forward to helping drive Foundation Content in positive new directions.”
Source: Foundation Content
Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.