The SIM Group announced the promotion of two senior executives. Chris Parker will serve as chief business development officer and Bill DeRonde will act as president of postproduction.
Parker will manage SIM Group’s entire umbrella of services. “We’ve brought together an incredible group of companies, which, collectively, represent an unprecedented resource to film and TV producers,” he said. “I am very excited to continue working with the talented professionals at SIM to ensure the industry fully benefits from our unique ability to service shows from script to screen.”
Parker joined SIM Group in 2009 through its acquisition of Bling Digital, a company he co-founded. Under his leadership, Bling Digital pioneered the development of digital cinema workflows while servicing film and television productions globally.
DeRonde, founder and president of Chainsaw, will oversee the five postproduction service providers in the group – Bling Digital, Chainsaw, Post Factory NY, Tattersall Sound & Picture and Pixel Underground – and increase their growth, diversification, integration and collaboration company wide.
DeRonde, a five-time Emmy Award-winning editor, began Chainsaw in 1996 and built the company into one of the largest independent postproduction service providers in Los Angeles, whose credit list includes American Idol, The Academy Awards, The Prime Time Emmy Awards, Game of Thrones and Madam Secretary. Chainsaw joined the SIM Group in 2014.
“I’m excited,” says DeRonde, “We have great people and I see enormous potential for our company.”
Over the past several years, the SIM Group has expanded through numerous acquisitions such as PS Production Services, Bling Digital, Chainsaw, Post Factory NY, Tattersall Sound & Picture and Pixel Underground. The company now operates in Los Angeles, New York, Toronto, Vancouver and Atlanta.
The Los Angeles-based companies will move into a new facility in Hollywood – the newly renovated, former Eastman Kodak building – which will serve as SIM Group’s West Coast headquarters. The location will offer comprehensive service in camera rental, dailies workflow and postproduction under one roof.