New York-based production and postproduction studio Nice Shoes has hired executive producer Tara Holmes to lead the studio’s color and finishing division. Holmes previously served as director of creative services at Company 3, executive producer of postproduction at AllDayEveryDay and most recently as senior producer at Cutting Room.
In her new role, she will work closely with recently hired executive producer for Nice Shoes Creative Studio Angela Bowen, divvying up management of the studio’s creative offerings and resources.
“I’m looking forward to working with Angela to expand on our clients’ perception of what Nice Shoes can achieve,” said Holmes. “We want to ensure that there’s a seamless collaborative experience for our clients, whether they’re working with color and finishing, creative studio or the whole team.”
“Tara brings new leadership and vision to our color and finishing team and will no doubt elevate our game as we expand into new arenas,” said managing director Justin Pandolfino. “Her enthusiasm is infectious and her expertise is second to none.”
Holmes’ experience at previous studios includes collaborations with such brands as Calvin Klein on its first-ever Super Bowl spot, overseeing live color grading for Express in Times Square and on Snickers’ Super Bowl spot starring Betty White.
Holmes will also work closely with Pandolfino to expand and support the remote color grading network, which connects Nice Shoes’ artists with partner studios throughout North America. In addition to working with the company’s remote partners, Holmes will also focus on building relationships in Chicago and Minneapolis, where Nice Shoes recently established satellite studios.
“Even with all of their expansion in the past few years, Nice Shoes has held onto the family vibe and camaraderie that has drawn clients for years. They’re not a division of some conglomerate,” said Holmes. “It appealed to me as a client, and it appealed to me even more when I was offered the position. I’m really hoping to build off of the strength of the Nice Shoes brand as we grow in new and exciting ways.”