Independent provider
of post-production and content management services targets growth, future

today announces changes to its executive management team that
position it for continued growth and to capitalize on evolving needs for post-production
and media distribution services.
Joining the executive team are Scott Avila as CEO, Cooper
Crouse as President and Roxanna Sassanian as CFO. In tandem with their arrival,
longtime executives Bill Watt, President of Digital Media Services; Mark
Smirnoff, President of Creative Services and Jon Johnson, Executive Vice
President/Sales will take on added managerial and operational responsibilities.
Departing the company are Moshe Barkat and Hugh Miller, previously CEO and CFO,

Under its new leadership, Modern VideoFilm will seek to
broaden its ties to studio clients, independent producers and content
distributors, and work more closely with them to implement new workflows,
production technologies and modes of media distribution. “We want to partner
with our clients to better meet their needs today and in the future,” said
Avila.  “With the media landscape
changing rapidly, we need to be a nimble, forward-thinking company. We are
excited about our future.”
Avila, Crouse and Sassanian arrive from similar positions with
The Culver Studios where they oversaw a major expansion of studio operations.
Avila noted that Watt, Smirnoff and Johnson provide
continuity in management and have strong relationships throughout the film and
television industry. “Modern VideoFilm has always had a remarkably talented and
committed staff,” Avila said. “Bill, Mark and Jon each have been in leadership
positions with the company for more than 20 years, as have many other people on
our team. They remain the backbone of the company.”
Modern VideoFilm has been steadily growing and modernizing
for more than a decade. Its headquarters in Burbank features a fully file-based
infrastructure encompassing both its post production and content management divisions.
Its post-production division, which includes operations in Burbank and a
state-of-the-art facility in Santa Monica, provides editorial, color grading,
visual effects, restoration and dailies services. Its content management
division offers complete digital solutions for content distribution along with
its longstanding system for physical distribution.  It covers encoding, transcoding, meta data,
quality control, content access, storage and delivery and maintains over
200,000 physical elements.
The division is currently serving all major studios and
independent content owners worldwide with delivery to all broadcast and VOD
company has recently expanded its 4K infrastructure for supporting motion
picture and television post production projects.   In addition, it
has added 4K VOD platforms for ultra HD content distribution. Modern VideoFilm
is actively investing and developing workflows to support high dynamic range
(HDR) imagery.
Modern VideoFilm has received strong support from clients
for its growth plans and strategic direction. “Modern has also stood for
quality and outstanding service,” said John Pollak, President of Electus
International. “They have been a valued partner for years, we have great
confidence in their team and look forward to continuing our collaboration.”
Modern provides a variety of distribution services for Electus shows including Dating Naked, The Coolest Places on Earth, Years
of Living Dangerously
, Duck Commander,
Food Fighters, Southern Justice, Mob Wives
and Running Wild with Bear Grylls.
VideoFilm is currently nominated for four Hollywood Post Alliance HPA Awards
for its work on Labor Day (Paramount), The Grand Budapest Hotel (Fox), Reign (CBS), and Game of Thrones (HBO). Current
projects include The Book of Life (Fox).

About Modern VideoFilm 
Modern VideoFilm is a postproduction house with 30 years of credits on
countless high-profile television programs and feature films, including
“Modern Family,” “Sleepy Hollow,” “Book of Life,”
and “Rio 2.” Modern VideoFilm employs nearly 500 artists,
technicians, engineers, and support personnel in four primary facilities in
Southern California. 
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