Deluxe deals for Chace assets

Bob Heiber to continue to oversee facility

Deluxe Digital Media, a division of Deluxe Entertainment Services Group, has acquired the assets of audio postproduction facility Chace Audio.

Chace president Bob Heiber will continue to oversee the facility as vp audio at Deluxe Digital Media. He will report to Deluxe Digital senior vp operations Gray Ainsworth.

Chace's 21 audio rooms will add postproduction sound to Deluxe's Los Angeles portfolio. The facility is equipped to handle sound restoration, layback and conform, digitization, mixing and recording services as well as optical track creation. It can be used for motion picture sound and the initial preservation, restoration, and migration of sound from modern and vintage formats.

For now, Deluxe will operate the acquired business, founded in 1984, under the name Chace Audio by Deluxe. It will remain in its current Burbank location.

"Chace has best-in-class expertise and a strong worldwide reputation in the industry, which will make an excellent addition to the roster of Deluxe's services," Ainsworth said. "This will allow us to strengthen our post and after-postproduction abilities and better serve our customers across the life cycle of content."

Known primarily for its picture services with film labs and digital postproduction worldwide, Deluxe provides a full spectrum of entertainment-industry services and technologies to the major studios and to independent distributors.
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