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Simone Grattarola Joins Rushes Telecine

Senior colorist Simone Grattarola joins Rushes expanding telecine department following on from the recent announcement of a multi-million pound investment at Rushes for 2006.

Simone originally began his career at Rushes in 1994, leaving to join Red, and now returning to Rushes from One Post. Simone has a diverse client base, working on an array of commercials, promo work, feature films and many broadcast projects. His recent commercials credits include Sony PlayStation, Coca-Cola, Volvo and XFM, promos for James Blunt, Goldfrapp, Keane and Charlotte Church, as well as broadcast work for Channel 4s ANCIENT EGYPTIANS.

Director of telecine, Adrian Seery, said, "Its great to have Simone rejoining Rushes. He has talent, experience and enthusiasm and his ambitions as a colorist, perfectly match those of the rest of the team here. Rushes is moving forward at an incredible pace. To be the best we need the greatest creative talent in the market place and thats what I believe Simone to be."

Im thrilled to be working with Adrian Seery again, Ive always admired his energy and passion for every aspect of producing work that exceeds clients expectations, said Grattarola. There are also some incredible young talents here and these are exciting times at Rushes that I want to be part of."

Rushes is one of the worlds leading visual effects and post-production houses, and has built a reputation for creativity and excellence from its start in 1977. Located in Soho, the heart of Londons film and television district with a talented staff of 80, many with international industry experience and uses the most comprehensive lineup of top-end post-production technology in London. Rushes places great emphasis on leading edge working practices and is frequently first in Europe with new innovations.

Rushes (www.rushes.co.uk) organizes and runs the acclaimed Rushes Soho Shorts Film Festival. It is a cool, creative and relaxed annual event where the work of both established filmmakers and newcomers is viewed and judged on a completely level platform. Over the past eight years, it has taken its place at the forefront of the international short film festival circuit, with free daily screenings of all short-listed films in bars, cafes and cinemas throughout the west end, concentrating on Soho, the center of the U.K.s filmmaking and creative industries It offers sold-out film seminars and a star-studded awards night.

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