Pacific Post, an L.A.-based provider of Avid rental equipment and editorial space for the film and television industry, will open its new North Hollywood facility this week on Lankershim Boulevard.
Over the past few months, the site has undergone a top-to-bottom renovation and upgrade, transforming it into a state-of-the-art editorial space.
“This new space is a culmination of input from our clients, our experience, and our desire to build a very specific kind of environment – highly technical, comfortable, secure and creative,” said Pacific Post’s founder and owner Lorenzo Sgroi. “We will continue to offer the most responsive rental and editorial system support, as well as foster a place where editors want to spend their time, work closely with their colleagues, and share conversation in common areas with peers at work on different projects.”
Pacific Post Lankershim offers 40 edit rooms in more than 21,000 square feet, all connected internally and externally via fiber. The rooms come with new cabling, completely configurable to accommodate the needs of a variety of productions, with space for editors, post staff and production teams. In addition, technical support staff and client services staff will be onsite. The Lankershim facility also offers a new kitchen, comfortable communal areas, VOIP phone systems, valet parking and daily janitorial services.
“Secure and rapid data transfer is crucial, and that was one of our paramount concerns for this new space,” said Sgroi. “Storage and access to material is extremely important to our customers. This facility features multiple 10-GigE ISIS 5000 systems in its in-house network and dedicated Internet fiber with busting capabilities over 150Mb bi-directional at any given time.”
“We wanted to build a space where people wanted to work,” said Srgoi. “Our customers spend extreme amounts of time in the places where they work. It was our goal… to create an environment where the technology, the equipment, our support and connectivity intersect in an extremely comfortable and secure environment.”
Srgoi also announced that industry veteran Kristin Kumamoto will join the company as vice president. Previously, Kumamoto held executive roles at Hula Post and Orbit Digital. At Pacific Post, she will foster the company’s relationships with the post community and build upon future opportunities. “Pacific Post is poised to lead the community in services and technical expertise,” said Kumamoto. “I’m excited to join such a talented team and play a role in their growth.”