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Illuminate Names Tal Fiala President

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Hollywood-based Illuminate has named media veteran Tal Fiala president. The company, which specializes in digital finishing, restoration and postproduction, is planning to expand its services with a focus on original movies and TV postproduction.

Fiala has collaborated with such brands as HBO, Amazon, Netflix and Hulu, and with studio and TV network executives. Fiala has also negotiated both budgets and sales contracts for postproduction services with Warner Brothers, Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures, Disney and DreamWorks.

“Tal has developed a reputation for reaching beyond the status quo, shaking things up and being relentless in his pursuit of ways to advance the creativity and capabilities of our industry,” said company CEO Jim Hardy. “He is a respected thought leader and an enthusiastic champion who places as much value on people as the creative innovations they develop. He is the natural choice to guide Illuminate’s growth in the months and years ahead.”

“The founders of illuminate have placed an incredible opportunity in my hands, and I am honored to help shape its future operations,” said Fiala. “As we look ahead, we’re focused on expanding our creative services to accommodate an increase in content production across multiple platforms, as well as to maintain our unique ability to help our clients monetize untapped library assets through leading-edge restoration technology.”

Before joining Illuminate, Fiala was senior vice president of business development for Modern VideoFilm, where he secured millions of dollars in revenue for the company’s features, television and distribution services by tapping his relationships with studio and TV network executives. He helped expand Modern VideoFilm both domestically and internationally, giving the company footprints in New York City, Santa Monica, New Orleans and China.

As vice president of sales for Ascent Media from 2003 to 2007, Fiala generated new revenues by identifying unique opportunities and clients in adjacent markets. He also increased sales by improving client relations and establishing a solid referral network.

From 2000 to 2003, he served as financial advisor for UBS Paine Webber.

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