Hollywood-based postproduction and visual effects company Encore has named Robert Glass senior vice president, sales worldwide and hired Augie Melendez as vice president, sales. Both will be based in Encore’s L.A. headquarters.
With almost two decades of experience, Glass will now oversee sales for Encore locations worldwide as well as Level 3 Post, a Burbank-based postproduction shop in the Deluxe Entertainment Services network, parent company to Encore. Part of an overall restructure to help Encore expand into emerging markets, the new post allows Glass to continue nurturing close ties with studios, while also leveraging the connectivity of Encore’s locations to arrange custom remote workflows.
“At Encore, we strive to ensure that regardless of location, productions have access to our expertise and technology on a local level. Robert has been an integral part of Encore’s ongoing success and is the perfect person to drive synergy across our facilities globally,” said Encore executive vice president Bill Romeo.
Melendez joins Encore after spending six years as director of postproduction at Warner Bros.’ in-house post facility, where he helped establish its TV operation. After starting out supervising post on Family Ties, Melendez has aided in the creation of shows for nearly every network. His inaugural project for Encore is a 4K, 35mm film pilot for Amazon.
“I love being able to offer clients the freedom to choose the medium and location that best fits their productions, without sacrificing quality or convenience,” said Melendez.
In addition to its Los Angeles facility, Encore also has offices in New York, Vancouver, London and Toronto, and offers near-set services anywhere in the world via mobilabs, a proprietary system for on-site color management and dailies.