The 10-year industry veteran will
also serve as Executive Producer of Churchill Studio.

CHICAGO—Filmworkers
has promoted Derek de Board to Executive Producer. De Board, who marks his
tenth anniversary with the company this month, will oversee production
activities, lead a team of producers and schedulers, direct sales and
coordinate joint projects with Filmworkers’ Dallas and Nashville facilities, as
well as other members of the Filmworkers Group (which include Vitamin, Giannini
Creative and Tree House Edit). He will also serve as Executive Producer of
Churchill Studio, Filmworkers’ newly formed, in-house visual effects studio.
DeBoard joined Filmworkers in 2004 and  has served the company in many administrative
and production capacities. For the past four years, he has been Senior
Producer, managing post production work for scores of advertising projects for
top agencies and national brands. He also served as Post Production Supervisor
on the independent feature Bad Johnson.

Derek de Board

“Derek is a homegrown talent who has proven his talent,
dedication and competence in many ways over the years,” said Filmworkers
President Reid Brody. “He has earned this opportunity and we expect him to be a
key contributor to our continued success.” De Board is currently overseeing
projects for State Farm, McDonald’s, US Cellular, Embassy Suites, Scottrade and
Allstate.

De Board will focus on further streamlining workflows
between Filmworkers’ various departments, as well as between the Filmworkers facility
and the other companies in its group. “The collective Filmworkers has built is
unlike any other resource in this market,” de Board said. “I’m excited to be
the face of the best post-production house in Chicago and honored to represent
the artists in every chair in the building.”
De Board is a native of Highland Park, Illinois and a
graduate of Columbia College. He literally grew up in the business—his
step-father was a producer at DDB, Chicago, for many years, and he, himself,
worked briefly as a child actor. He got his professional start with Optimus
before joining Filmworkers.
 Filmworkers is
located at 232 E. Ohio St. Penthouse, Chicago, IL 60611. For more information,
call (312) 664-9333 or visit www.filmworkers.com.
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