MPC has promoted Ed Koenig to U.S. EP of color grading, heading its development operations across the States, and has signed industry pioneer Adrian Seery as the colorist in its New York studio. Koenig will focus on continuing to expand MPC’s color grading services from coast to coast, while Seery will join the New York office as the location’s first dedicated grading specialist.
Seery has established himself in the industry, having spent much of his 18-year career as director of telecine at Rushes UK. It was at Rushes that he became a trailblazer of the creative style of grading that began in the 1990s, working with the likes of Jonathan Glazer, Daniel Kleinman and Gerard De Thame. Seery joins MPC New York directly after two years at Technicolor, where he focused on feature films.
Koenig, a veteran of both the agency and production worlds in New York and L.A., combines a practiced colorist’s eye with a producer’s business savvy, making him the ideal head of MPC’s ongoing U.S. color grading expansion. He has worked with directors such as Adam Berg, Rupert Sanders and Carl Erik Rinsch.
“This is a very exciting time for us, especially with regards to our New York studio,” noted MPC L.A. MD Andrew Bell. “Over the past year, Ed has built a thriving color grading department at MPC L.A. that provides our clients with an unprecedented level of quality and service.”
“Adrian is one of the founding fathers of creative grading, and it’s an honor to have him join the team,” said MPC NY MD Justin Lane. “We cannot wait to see how our New York studio grows with the benefit of Ed’s leadership and Adrian’s expertise.”