Lichtman to Run Method Studios New York Operation
Press Release from Method Studios
Santa Monica, CA—Method Studios has brought Jay Lichtman on board as Executive Producer for its New York facility. The company is currently outfitting a brand new space in New York as part of its ongoing expansion. Lichtman has relocated to New York from London where he was previously Deputy Head of Production for MPC (the Motion Picture Company).
“We are very excited about having Jay join Method in New York,” says Gabby Gourrier, Method's Senior Executive Producer, who is based in Los Angeles. “He has a great reputation in the industry and has overseen some excellent work. He has strong relationships with top-tier artists and directors and shares our view at Method that some of the best visual effects work comes from effective, early collaboration with the client.”
“Method is such an exciting company to be joining,” says Lichtman. “I look forward to building up a world-class team of artists and collaborating with the growing number of productions that are coming to New York to film—both because the city is such a great location and because the state is very production-friendly.”
Lichtman, a native of Buffalo, NY, looks forward to returning to the US after more than a decade out of the country. “Method, since its inception, has truly enjoyed a world-class reputation,” he continues. “I have worked in Europe for most of my career, and we all knew about the Method brand and its remarkable work. I'm very pleased to be part of the company as it prepares to expand into new territories.”
About Method Studios
Based in Los Angeles, with locations in New York and London, Method Studios is a leading postproduction facility providing a full range of visual effects services including conceptual design, look development, 3D animation/CGI, matte painting, compositing and finishing.
Method Studios also provides an array of services to stereoscopic film productions, including the creation of stereo 3D content. Method's sister company, Company 3, maintains a full stereoscopic color-grading suite in the same building as Method’s Los Angeles facility, most recently used for Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland.