Light Iron has a total of six offices in the U.S. with the recent opening of a new facility in Atlanta. It’s the fourth expansion for Light Iron since Panavision bought the company in 2015
“Light Iron has been supporting Georgia productions for years through our mobile dailies services,” said Light Iron CFO Peter Cioni in a prepared statement. “Now with a team on the ground, productions can take advantage of our facility-based dailies with talent that brings the finishing perspective into the process.”
The new facility has a 45-seat theater that allows hosting of color-calibrated “virtual DI” sessions for Atlanta-based DPs working with colorists in L.A.
The Atlanta operation will be led by Director of Business Development Clark Cofer, previously of Crawford Media Services. It has already provided dailies support to TV episodic series Kevin (Probably) Saves the World and Greenleaf and to feature films Uncle Drew and Superfly. A grand-opening reception is set for next week.
Light Iron’s move into Atlanta is no surprise — Georgia’s movie business is booming. The Georgia Film Office claims productions generated more than $9.5 billion for the state in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2017, and it cites MPAA figures showing that the film and television industry directly employs more than 28,700 in the state. The 320 projects made in Georgia over the last year include Game Night, Beast of Burden Love, Simon, and the Netflix feature Come Sunday.