Catherine Armstrong has been promoted to General Manager, Sydney as Dave Hollingsworth joins Spectrum Films as Executive Director.
With both roles reporting directly to Managing Director Josh Pomeranz, the announcement comes as General Manager Adam Scott is set to leave the company in May to take up a position internationally.
Previously Head of Post Production, Armstrong will be responsible for the running of the Sydney operation, whilst continuing to oversee the seamless integration of production for clients.
Until recently Director of Post Productionat Blue Post, Hollingsworth commences with Spectrum Films on Monday 8 April and will be responsible for overseeing the technical operation and workflow architecture as well as the company’s strategic growth - both in Australia and internationally.
Together Armstrong and Hollingsworth will be responsible for domestic and international business development whilst working in tandem with filmmakers and content creators to further develop and grow the company’s service and offering.
“Over the past three years, Catherine Armstrong has made an outstanding contribution to the company and this promotion is a natural progression for her - and weare delighted to have Dave Hollingsworth join the organisation whose skills and experience will complement our solid team” said Josh Pomeranz in making the announcement.
“We wish Adam the best of luck with his challenging and exciting new role, and thank him for his great initiatives and tireless work for the company,” he continued.
With over 50 productions in the past three years, Spectrum’s most recent projects include Rachel Ward’s Palm Beach, Ben Lawrence’s Hearts and Bones, Shannon Murphy’s Babyteeth,Owen Trevor’s Go!, Seth Larney’s 2067 and the feature documentary Firestarter. Through the company’s rich history, Spectrum Films has consistently catered for the evolving needs of the industry as well as providing a creative hub for the filmmaking community. The state of the art facilities offer refined technical services including purpose built edit suites, online picture finishing, colour grading and a custom-built sound mixing theatre as well as sound design, editing and post sound management.
Catherine Armstrong said “I am excited to lead our team of talented creatives whilst continuing to nurture our long-term client relationships. Together with Josh and Dave, I am looking forward to exploring new opportunities whilst continuing to push the boundaries of creativity in the post production sector.”
Dave Hollingsworth said "It is an absolute honour to be joining Spectrum Films. With such an amazing history and body of work, Spectrum is highly regarded as a company of quality and passion. I am looking forward to working alongside Josh and Cat and the entire Spectrum team to help to shape and grow Spectrum into the future.”
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About SPECTRUM FILMS
Established in 1964, Spectrum Films Pty Ltd is the pre-eminent post production facility in the Australasian region. In 1998 the company moved from its original premises in Willoughby, to be one of the cornerstone tenants in the establishment of Fox Studios Australia. With a purpose designed, state of the art creative space Spectrum Films is at the forefront of technical and creative innovation, whilst providing the familiar full service production facilities filmmakers have grown to love. By way of film investment, Spectrum Films is committed to supporting the industry as well as being a creative hub for established and emerging filmmakers. Spectrum Films’ most recent productions include Palm Beach, Hearts and Bones, Babyteeth, Go!, 2067, Firestarter, as well as previous credits including Alien: Covenant, Newsfront, Dead Poet’s Society, Mission Impossible II, The Piano, The Matrix, Animal Kingdom, The Sapphires, Deadline Gallipoli, Peter Allen: Not The Boy Next Door, The Great Gatsby, Wolverine and The Water Diviner.
About CATHERINE ARMSTRONG
One of Australia's leading post production executives, Catherine Armstrong joined the Spectrum Films family in 2016. During her tenure as Head of Post Production, the company has serviced the post production needs of over 50 films, television, documentary and shorts. Previously, Catherine was Post Producer at Soundfirm Melbourne, where she managed the DI requirements of features including The Dressmaker, Red Dog: True Blue, Chasing Asylum and Oscar® Nominated Tanna, as well as being the Sound Post Producer on television productions Wentworth and Molly. Catherine began her career in advertising working with commercials house Horizon Films before transitioning to Wilson Everard Advertising as an Agency Producer in 2005.In 2007 she joined Digital Pictures in Melbourne where she worked for 8 years on a variety of feature film and television projects,as well as coordinating the production management of Roadshow Films' television and radio advertising in Australia and New Zealand.
About DAVE HOLLINGSWORTH
A seasoned post production professional with over 26 years experience including over 10 years leadership experience and 18 years as a Digital Colourist, recently Dave has helped to build and run post and VFX divisions in companies in Vancouver and Los Angeles as well as a stint at Warner Brothers Studios post facility MPI in Burbank. Prior to that Dave was a Senior Colourist at Peter Jackson’s Park Road Post Production for over 8 years, before managing the Picture Department for over three years. Having worked on numerous productions in Australia, New Zealand and North America, with directors such as Jane Campion, Alex Proyas, Steven Spielberg, Guillermo Del Toro, Taika Waititi and Neill Blomkamp, Dave has also been involved in the emergence of new film-making technologies including being a key figure in building the multi award-winning 3D 48fps pipeline for the Hobbit trilogy.