LAKE FOREST, California—Electric Pictures,
a provider of telecine and film restoration services to independent producers,
broadcasters, film libraries and government entities, has appointed industry
veteran and former Digital Vision executive Alan Davis as Director of Sales and
Marketing. Davis will oversee sales, marketing and public relations activities
throughout the United States. He will focus on developing new markets for
Electric Pictures, whose telecine services provide a proven and economical
means for preserving and commercializing film assets.
Davis is co-founder and president of Digital Synergy, which
provides sales and marketing services to manufacturers of technology used in
television broadcast and post production. He previously served as vice
president and general manager of Digital Vision.

Davis began his career with McGraw-Hill Films and also
worked at Paramount Pictures before joining Learning Corporation of America as
Special Product Manager. There, he developed new markets for the company’s film
products and spearheaded the first satellite delivery of a children’s
television special. His background also includes service as vice
president/general manager of Asaca/Shibasoku Corporation of America, a manufacturer
of broadcast monitors and high-end test equipment. As director of broadcast sales
& marketing at Meret Optical Communications, he was involved in the
implementation of the first HD fiber optic transmissions systems used at
sporting events in Europe in Asia, and by Spanish broadcaster Retevision for
the Seville World’s Fair.
Alan Davis
“Alan offers a rare combination of insight and experience,”
said Electric Pictures president Grace McKay. “He has worked at the forefront
of technology for many years and enjoys universal respect among broadcasters,
producers, motion picture studios and post production facilities. He understands
the value in the services we provide and will make an excellent ambassador for
the company.”
Davis will seek to capitalize on Electric Pictures’ position
as one of few remaining providers of high-quality telecine services—a process
used to convert film to digital video media. The process is fast, reliable and
cost effective, making it very appealing to organizations with large film
archives.
Electric Pictures operates Thomson/DFT Shadow telecines,
augmented by a variety of film handling and processing technologies. The
company can transfer virtually any film format (35mm, 16mm, Super8 and
Regular8) to SD, HD and 2K digital and video formats, making it suitable for
television, DVD, Blu-ray and other high-end applications.
“Very few companies provide telecine services today and yet
there are millions of feet of film in vaults that need to be converted to a
format where it can be preserved and put to commercial use,” Davis said.

For more information about Electric Pictures, contact Grace
McKay at (949) 838-0001 or Alan Davis at (310) 441-3880, or visit www.electricpictures.tv
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