LOS ANGELES—Award-winning colorist Joe Finley, whose credits include the
HBO series Game of Thrones, has
joined Chainsaw, a division of The SIM Group. A veteran with more than 20 years
of experience in features and episodic television, Finley will work out of a DI
theater at Chainsaw’s Hollywood facility, newly equipped with a
state-of-the-art Da Vinci Resolve grading system. He is currently grading the
fifth season of Game of Thrones.
“Joe is one of the most talented colorists working in
television today and enjoys the trust of some of the industry’s top directors
and cinematographers,” said Chainsaw co-founder Bill DeRonde. “We’ve been big
fans of his work on Game of Thrones and
are very excited to have him here and working on that project.”
Joe Finley

Finley arrives from Modern VideoFilm, where he had been a
senior colorist for nearly two decades. His credits there encompass more than
100 feature films, including such acclaimed titles as The Descendants¸3:10 to Yuma and
Walk the Line. A three time HPA Award
nominee, he won the HPA Award for Television Color Grading in 2012 for the Game of Thrones episode The Prince of Winterfell. He began his
career at Laser Pacific.
In discussing his move to Chainsaw, Finley said he was
attracted by its reputation for excellence, expansive resources and support
staff, and commitment to growth. “The facility has a great location and a great
vibe, and caters to everything my clients ask for,” he noted. “I want to help
Chainsaw to continue to grow its scripted television department, and to seek
out more very high-end scripted television shows.”
Saying that the best part of his job is “collaborating with
other creative people,” Finley asserted that there has never been a better time
to work in scripted television. “Creative people enjoy more freedom in
television today,” he said. “A lot of great cinematographers and directors are
moving to TV today because they want that freedom.”
About The SIM Group
Backed by Toronto-based investment firm Granite
Partners, The SIM Group is a leading supplier of technology to the film and
television industry. Its operating units, SIM Digital, Bling Digital, PS
Production Services, Chainsaw and Pixel Underground, maintain offices across
the USA, Canada and China. SIM Digital is a world-class rental facility
specializing in digital production equipment and workflow services. SIM Digital
offers one of the largest and most diverse inventories of the latest digital
cinematography tools from top manufacturers including ARRI, Sony, RED,
Panasonic, Canon, Fujinon, Angenieux, Zeiss, Cooke. In tandem with its
innovative Bling Digital division, the company offers the industry’s most
comprehensive workflow solutions for feature and television production,
encompassing cameras, data, dailies, offline editorial, finishing and
archiving. PS Production Services is a rental supplier of lighting, grip,
generators and dolly equipment. Chainsaw is a full-service post-production
facility based in Hollywood. It provides color grading, editorial finishing,
visual effects and related services for television, motion pictures and other
media. Pixel Underground is a file-based post-production facility in Toronto that
specializes in color grading, visual effects and online finishing, with two
associated companies FINI Films and StationEX, which provide physical and
file-based media fulfillment and distribution services. For more information,
visit simgroup.com
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