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Tim Belcher joins Light Iron as new Managing Director

Post-production veteran will lead company in ongoing innovations to benefit filmmakers throughout imaging chain.

LOS ANGELES (July 9, 2024)Light Iron, the post-production creative-services division of Panavision, has named industry veteran Tim Belcher the company’s new Managing Director. Belcher’s appointment coincides with former Managing Director Seth Hallen departing to pursue new opportunities around his passion for workflow innovations and AI.

Belcher arrives at Light Iron from ITV America, where he served as Head of Finishing Operations and Technology. Previously, he was Senior Vice President of West Coast Picture Operations at Picture Shop, and prior to that, he spent more than 19 years with Technicolor, including 7 years as Senior Vice President of West Coast Picture Operations, overseeing all episodic and theatrical work. Before joining Technicolor, he held various roles at Rainmaker Digital, Digital Domain and Disney’s The Secret Lab. A graduate of California State University, Northridge, Belcher began his career at The Post Group.

“We’re excited to welcome Tim as Light Iron’s new Managing Director,” said Panavision President and CEO Kim Snyder. “Light Iron’s services are a cornerstone of Panavision’s commitment to supporting filmmakers throughout production and post, and Tim brings extensive experience and knowledge that will further bolster the company’s expertise. He joins Light Iron at an exciting time, as the company continues to advance its proprietary software development, which is pioneering new workflow developments to unlock even more creative opportunities for clients.”

“I’m honored and thrilled to lead the team here at Light Iron,” said Belcher. “This company is synonymous with innovation and collaboration. It’s always been Light Iron’s mission to push the bounds of what’s possible in post and provide filmmakers with tailored, streamlined workflows that fully empower their creative vision. As the company has grown, the team has remained nimble and maintains its innovative spirit. As a result, Light Iron is home to top industry talent, including our outstanding artists, software developers and entire operations team. I’m excited to work with everyone here at Light Iron and with the Panavision team to embrace the opportunities ahead of us.”

Belcher is based out of Light Iron’s Los Angeles headquarters, where the company’s leadership team includes Andy Kaplan, Senior Vice President of Operations; Liam Ford, Senior Vice President of Engineering and Technical Operations; Megan Marquis, Vice President of Business Development Operations; and Peter Lin, Director of Finance. Light Iron also operates facilities in New York, Albuquerque, Atlanta, Chicago, New Orleans, Toronto and Vancouver and can quickly deploy dailies operations in any Panavision facility worldwide. Additionally, Light Iron’s comprehensive remote capabilities enable seamless collaboration with clients around the globe.

Light Iron’s celebrated roster of artists includes Supervising Colorists Ian Vertovec and Corinne Bogdanowicz, Senior Colorists Charles Bunnag, Élodie Ichter, Katie Jordan and Ethan Schwartz, and Colorists Pat Fitzgerald and Keith Jenson. The company’s full suite of creative services also includes VFX, dailies, offline editorial rentals, mastering and archive.