LOS ANGELES—Continuing to build its resources for scripted television,
Chainsaw, a SIM Group company, today
announces the hiring of veteran colorist Kim Schneider. Schneider arrives with
more than 20 years of experience in television post production, including a
7-year run as final colorist for AMC’s Sons
of Anarchy.
His first assignment at Chainsaw will be as final colorist for
the hit ABC Family series Pretty Little
Liars.

Schneider is the latest pro with strong credentials in scripted
television to join Chainsaw in recent months. Other new arrivals include
colorist Joe Finley, and editors Jim Eberle and Chad Cole. The post production
facility is quickly becoming a significant force in the scripted productions,
building on its longstanding success in unscripted television, awards shows,
specials and independent features.
“Kim is another great addition to our scripted team,” said
Chainsaw co-founder Bill DeRonde. “He has a history of working on great
projects with some of the top cinematographers in television. We’re excited to add
his talents to the mix.”

As Chainsaw expands, it is also seeking further
opportunities to align with other SIM Group companies, according to SIM Group
CTO Chris Parker. “Chainsaw’s growing roster of highly-talented colorists
complements our other post-production services, as well as our camera and grip
and lighting divisions,” Parker said. “The Sim Group now has the unique ability
to offer a true end-to-end service for high-end dramatic television series.”
Schneider spent the past 22 years at Modern VideoFilm where
he worked on scores of television shows for all the major networks. Other key
credits include Netflix’s Portlandia and
Sci-Fi’s Battlestar Galactica. His
experience also encompasses animation, documentaries and TV movies. Schneider’s
background includes a stint at Laser Pacific Media. He began his career as a
film developer, chemical mixer and printer with Metrocolor Film Laboratory.
Schneider is excited by the opportunity to help build
Chainsaw’s presence in scripted television. “It’s a great chance to advance
personally and professionally,” he says. “Chainsaw has a world-class facility
and an excellent, experienced team—many of whom I’ve worked with before. I look
forward to growing with them.”
About
The SIM Group
Backed by Toronto-based investment
firm Granite Partners, the SIM Group is a leading supplier of production
equipment, workflow and post-production solutions, with offices across the US,
Canada and China. Our diverse services can be utilized on any production at any
stage. In Canada, our offices in Toronto, Vancouver and Halifax service grip
and lighting from PS Production Services and can be complemented with SIM
Digital cinematography and playback equipment for any production’s needs.  Bling, Chainsaw and Pixel Underground provide
an array of services from dailies, to online and offline editing, to final
color/DI and visual effects. Bling’s services, which include a comprehensive
workflow solution, are offered at all offices across the US and Canada, as well
as off-site service through POD (Post on Demand).  Chainsaw’s full-service facility in Hollywood
provides creative editorial and extensive finishing services with some of the
top colorists in the industry. Rounding out the family of companies is Pixel
Underground, a Toronto-based post-production company, and it’s associated
service, StationEX, which provides physical and file-based media fulfillment
and encoding/distribution services. For more information, visit simgroup.com
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