January 16, 2018

Spielberg Enlists Trusted Partners for His Thrilling Drama The Post

Technicolor performs dailies and color finishing for Steven Spielberg’s The Post, starring Hollywood heavyweights Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks.

A sprawling 30-year cover-up concerning the Vietnam War. The first female publisher of an American newspaper institution. A battle of great risk as the press goes head-to-head with powerful government insiders. The Post is a dramatic fact-based thriller about the publishing of the highly-classified Pentagon Papers – the story of a remarkable woman operating in a male-dominated world with a timely message about the role of journalism in challenging times.

The Post marks the first time Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks (as Post editor Ben Bradlee) have collaborated with Meryl Streep (as Post publisher Katharine Graham) on a project, bringing the power trio together for an unprecedented collaboration. But it’s not the first time another three collaborators have come together, as Technicolor’s Senior Supervising Digital Colorist Michael Hatzer rejoined Spielberg and his acclaimed Oscar-winning cinematographer Janusz Kaminski.

Technicolor oversaw the dailies for The Post being handled out of Technicolor Postworks NY, and Hatzer and team also completed the color finishing on the film. The Technicolor team included Senior Producer Bob Peishel; Chris Jensen as 2nd Colorist and Jason Meyers as Color Assist; VFX Supervisor Doug Spilatro; and HDR Mastering by Nick Hasson. Additionally, Technicolor Marketing Services completed color finishing on theatrical trailers and all broadcast spots for The Post.

Spielberg is known for working fast with a no-nonsense approach. That very much came into play with The Post, a production that started mid-year but was ready for the 2017 Award's season – a herculean effort from his remarkable team.


Watch the official trailer as Streep and Hanks bring star power to The Post.