Ease Entertainment Services Buys Scenechronize

The payroll-services company plans to merge two technologies to create a database for production-office and payroll-accounting needs.

Production payroll-services company Ease Entertainment Services has paid an undisclosed sum to acquire Scenechronize, a cloud-based information-management system.

Scenechronize said Wednesday that it will close its offices in Burbank and move its eight employees to Ease's headquarters in Beverly Hills. Ease employs 75 people at its headquarters and has nine other offices in the U.S. and Canada.

Scenechronize, developed in 2006, is a model for storing and securely distributing scripts, budgets, schedules and more. It boasts that "nearly every studio and television network along with countless independent films" use its system.

At its website, Scenechronize says films like Due Date, Bridesmaids and We Bought a Zoo used its system, as well as TV shows such as The Walking Dead, Breaking Bad and Dexter.

Ease said it plans to weave Scenechronize's software program into its own technology to create a platform for managing production-office information and production-accounting information in a single database.

"Ease is a perfect fit for us," said Scenechronize CEO Darren Ehlers. "We knew almost immediately that there existed a shared vision in regards to reshaping the entire production process."