Hudson Editorial, a sister company of 25-year-old Avalon Films, specializing in creative editorial, graphics, visual effects and audio finishing, announced it will open a 6,400 square foot postproduction studio on the fifth and sixth floors of downtown Detroit’s historic Wright Kay Building, located at 1500 Woodward Avenue between John R and Witherell.
Hudson’s downtown facility will offer high-end postproduction services to the growing number of companies doing business in the heart of Detroit. The facility is scheduled to open in early June with 16 full-time employees, doubling its current staff.
“We couldn’t be more excited to be bringing a new creative resource to the thriving brain-economy and entrepreneurial businesses that are opening up shop and growing quickly in downtown Detroit,” Hudson executive producer Kristin Redman said. “As one of the first full-service postproduction companies located in Detroit, we look forward to working with advertising agencies and corporate clients, while playing a role in the rejuvenation of the city.”
Hudson’s sister company Avalon Films is a commercial and content production company that provides services to numerous Fortune 500 companies. Based in Royal Oak, Mich. Avalon Films will also open an office in the Wright Kay Building. While the two companies plan to operate as separate entities, they will collaborate by packaging production at Avalon with postproduction at Hudson.
“We look forward to taking Hudson and Avalon Films creativity to a new level, feeding off of the energy that our companies will undoubtedly tap into being located in an exciting urban environment,” Avalon partner and director Larry August said.
Hudson Editorial has worked with such advertising agencies as Campbell-Ewald, Team Detroit and Leo Burnett.