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Warner Bros. Studio Facilities Staff Changes

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Warner Bros. recently announced a series of executive appointments and promotions. Kim Waugh has been promoted to senior VP, postproduction services, Warner Bros. Studio Facilities. He will lead the postproduction services senior management team, overseeing marketing, sales, talent management, facilities and technical operations on a day-to-day basis, with a primary focus on servicing the company’s postproduction sound clients.Waugh most recently served as VP, postproduction services, Warner Bros. Studio Facilities, a post he had held since 2004. In this position, he was part of the team that opened the Studio’s client-focused “future-of-the-art” postproduction sound facility one year ago.Waugh received a Scientific and Technical Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 1995 for his work on the development of the ADE (Advanced Data Encoding) System, or “Kiwi 9000,” which creates an encoded timecode track and database during the initial transfer of the production sound dailies.Bill Angarola has been named VP, postproduction services, Warner Bros. studio facilities. Angarola joins the studio’s postproduction services senior management team, with primary oversight of its television operations.A member of the postproduction sound industry for over 25 years, Angarola joins WBSF from Ascent Media Group, where he served as senior VP, television, a post he held since the Ascent Media/Todd-AO merger in 2000. Prior to that, he was a supervising sound editor/director of editorial at Todd-AO West.In addition, Norman Barnett has been promoted to senior VP, production services, Warner Bros. studio facilities and will work alongside Ron Stein, the current senior VP, production services, WBSF, until Stein’s retirement at the end of March.Barnett will be responsible for overseeing and managing production services—including construction, production support and technical services—on the studio’s lot in Burbank. He will also retain oversight of the Studio’s postproduction sound department, where he was most recently senior VP for six years.In his role as senior VP, postproduction services, Warner Bros. Studio Facilities, Barnett played an integral part in the massive, multi-year renovation of the Warner Bros. postproduction sound facilities, including the design and construction of the new postproduction sound facility, which opened its doors in November, 2005.

Written by Scott Lehane

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