STUDIO CITY, CA — Illuminate (http://illuminatehollywood.com) has named media veteran Tal Fiala president.
The studio provides traditional post production services, such as editorial, color correction, digital intermediate and distribution in 2K and 4K, and also offers two fully-equipped production stages. The appointment of Fiala comes as the company looks to expand its reach into original movies and TV post production across platforms.
Before joining Illuminate, Fiala was senior VP of business development for Modern VideoFilm. He also served as VP of sales for Ascent Media (a Liberty Media company) from 2003 to 2007. Fiala has collaborated with such major brands as HBO, Amazon, Netflix and Hulu, and with studio and TV network executives. He has also negotiated both budgets and sales contracts for post production services with Warner Bros., Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures, Disney and DreamWorks.
“The founders of illuminate have placed an incredible opportunity in my hands, and I am honored to help shape its future operations,” he explains. “As we look ahead, we’re focused on expanding our creative services to accommodate an increase in content production across multiple platforms, as well as to maintain our unique ability to help our clients monetize untapped library assets through leading-edge restoration technology.”