Light Iron Expands into New York with Acquisition of Offhollywood’s Postproduction Operations

Texas Chainsaw 3D - film still

CEO Michael Cioni is relocating to the East Coast to oversee the company's new base.

Light Iron--a Hollywood-based postproduction facility that focuses on on-site dailies, digital intermediate and related services for projects that use file-based digital cameras--is expanded into New York with the acquisition of the postproduction operations of Offhollywood. Terms of the deal were not revealed.

Light Iron CEO Michael Cioni is relocating to New York to oversee the new base, which includes a digital intermediate (DI)/color grading theater, as well as DI grading suites and an archive center. “[Offhollywood] founders Mark Pederson and Aldey Sanchez have built an impressive company that fully comprehends and embraces file-based workflow across production and post,” said Cioni.

Offhollywood will continue as a production service company, offering camera rental and support in the same building. In addition, Offhollywood will be the New York region’s provider of Light Iron’s Outpost mobile systems.

Said Offhollywood’s CEO Mark Pederson: “We have reached a new era in production, where no camera package is complete without a tested post workflow. With this transaction, Offhollywood has access to both Light Iron’s mobile systems and their expert team, so we can equip our clients with the most advanced technologies and resources available anywhere.”

Both Light Iron and Offhollywood supported the recent release Texas Chainsaw 3D; Offhollywood provided cameras, 3D equipment and production support, while Light Iron provided on-set data management, DI, and digital cinema mastering.