May 31, 2011

Technicolor Hires Supervising Digital Colorist Peter Doyle

Expands its roster of industry renowned colorists

Paris (France) & Hollywood (California) – May 31, 2011 – Technicolor (Euronext Paris: TCH) today announced it has hired Peter Doyle, one of the film industry’s most distinguished supervising digital colorists.

Doyle has handled digital color grading on the film industry’s two largest “tent-pole” franchises in movie history, The Lord of the Rings trilogy; and the last six Harry Potter films.  He also color-graded eight of the 30 highest-grossing films of all time.  Doyle recently completed color-grading for director David Yates and Warner Bros on the closing chapter of the Harry Potter films, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.  His illustrious resume includes: King Kong, for director Peter Jackson, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, for director Tim Burton.

“Peter is one of the great digital colorists in the world and we’re thrilled that he’s joining the Technicolor team, “stated Claude Gagnon, president, Technicolor’s Creative Services division. “Peter’s remarkable handling of digital color-grading for Academy Award-winning cinematographers like Andrew Lesnie and Bruno Delbonnel has been universally acknowledged as some of the best work of the last two decades.”

“Having worked alongside Technicolor on many projects over the last 20 years, it is now a great honor to join the industry’s leader in post-production services,” stated Doyle. “Technicolor’s well-deserved reputation for quality, color-science, innovation, and a team of world-class colorists made this decision the obvious direction for me to take.”

Over the last nine years, Doyle has focused exclusively on digital grading for feature films.  A strong advocate that color design and grading should be integrated into the production creative process, Doyle developed a pipeline that centralizes color- management of a film from daily rushes, including color control of VFX plates, through to final release printing, DCI and video deliverables.  He has worked closely with camera manufactures, like Arri, and film manufactures Kodak & Fuji, in the development on new film stocks. Doyle continues to be an industry leader in defining the language and culture of film – while also reinterpreting those values in the digital realm.

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About Technicolor
Technicolor is home to industry-leading creative and technology professionals committed to the creation, management and delivery of entertainment content to consumers around the world. Propelled by a culture of innovation and underpinned by a dedicated research organization, the company’s thriving licensing business possesses an extensive intellectual property portfolio focused on imaging and sound technologies. Serving motion picture, television, and other media clients, the company is a leading provider of high-end visual effects, animation, and postproduction services. In support of network service providers and broadcasters globally, Technicolor ranks
among the worlds’ leading suppliers of digital content delivery services and home access devices, including set-top boxes and gateways. The company also remains a large physical media service provider, being one of the world’s largest film processors and independent manufacturers and distributors of DVDs and Blu-ray™ discs. Euronext Paris: TCH

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