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Encore Ups Jay Bodnar, Tom Kendall and Morgan Strauss to Senior VP


Jay Bodnar
Jay Bodnar

Hollywood-based post and visual effects facility Encore announced the promotions of Jay Bodnar to SVP, engineering; Tom Kendall to SVP, VFX, and Morgan Strauss to SVP, operations. In new positions designed to spearhead Encore’s next phase of growth, the executive trio will remain in the company’s Los Angeles headquarters, reporting to Encore executive vice president Bill Romeo.

“Jay, Tom and Morgan have an unparalleled collective cache of experience and have been instrumental in the global success of Encore. As we embrace new markets and technologies, they will continue to be guiding forces within both Encore and the industry as a whole,” said Romeo.

Morgan Strauss
Morgan Strauss

Bodnar and Strauss have been with Encore since 2000 and 2001 respectively, by way of former sister company R!OT, while Kendall joined the company in 2002. Each has been actively involved in advancing their particular division within Encore Hollywood and will now extend their expertise to the company’s worldwide network.

A leader in the company’s transition to file-based workflows, including 4K, Bodnar has overseen Encore’s team of engineers. In his expanded role, Bodnar will be working with his team to deploy new technologies and optimize pipelines across Encore’s global locations.

Under Kendall’s direction, Encore’s VFX department has enjoyed great success in episodic television. During the 2013 awards season, Encore took home both Emmy and Visual Effects Society awards for outstanding VFX work.

Tom Kendall
Tom Kendall

As director of operations, Strauss has been the logistics expert for Encore Hollywood’s postproduction arm. From business development and strategy to workflow design and IT, Strauss and his team have provided clients with a seamless experience by ensuring technology and creativity interact flawlessly. In addition to Encore Hollywood, Strauss now oversees day-to-day operations for Encore Vancouver and will be responsible for new Encore locations as well.

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