Kim Waugh (pictured) has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Post-Production Services at Warner Bros. Studio Facilities in Burbank, Calif. The announcement was made by Jon Gilbert, President of Warner Bros. Studio Facilities and Norman Barnett, Senior Vice President, Production Services.
Waugh will lead the Post-Production Services’ senior management team, overseeing all marketing, sales, talent management, facilities and technical operations on a day-to-day basis, with a primary focus on servicing all Warner Bros. Studios’ post-production sound clients, ranging from motion pictures and television to DVD mastering, audio restoration and emerging media.
“Kim has been integral to the growth of our Post-Production Sound business,” says Gilbert. “His leadership and contributions have served us very well, and the business will only continue to prosper with him at the helm.”
“Kim has keen business acumen, recognizing that maintaining exceptional client services, talent relationships and technologically advanced facilities are critical to operating a successful post-production sound business,” said Barnett. “I’m pleased to hand the reins over to Kim and look forward to our continued working relationship.”
Waugh most recently served as Vice President, Post Production Services, Warner Bros. Studio Facilities, a post he had held since 2004. In this position, he was part of the team that opened the Studio’s client-focused “future-of-the-art” post-production sound facility one year ago.
Prior to joining Warner Bros., Waugh worked at Ascent Media Creative Sound Services, where he served as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, managing sales and marketing for the company’s worldwide divisional facilities. Prior to that, he spent more than 10 years at Soundelux, holding posts as president of Soundelux Vine Street Studios and Signet Soundelux Studios.
Waugh, a New Zealand native, received a Scientific and Technical Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 1995 for his work on the development of the ADE (Advanced Data Encoding) system, or “Kiwi 9000,” which creates an encoded timecode track and database during the initial transfer of the production sound dailies.
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