After 20 years at Broadview, Rich Hawksworth to invest $500,000 on space and gear for new studio

After 20 years at now-defunct Broadview Media, producer Rich Hawksworth will launch his own production company, Mythic Pictures, in custom-built space in end of July.

He is investing $500,000 for the latest gear and the build-out of a 4,500-sq. ft. studio located at on the top floor of the Tree Studios/Medinah Court building, with an entrance at 12 E. Ohio.

“It’s a good time to make the switch,” said Hawksworth, formerly Broadview’s general manager. “We’re building a nice, client-focused place to work and it’s as cutting edge as you can be right now for a boutique-size company.”

Mythic will have a 20×25-foot sound stage, two audio studios designed by Carl Rancher of L.A.; three Final Cut Pro edit suites; disc-based HD based Apple XServeRaid Xsan networking protocol; three private offices and open office space for administrative and support staff.

The company will kick off with a substantial amount of Broadview’s former $2.5 million of business from corporate, associations, nonprofits, health care and the educational market.

As a full-service company, Mythic will provide studio and location shooting, live and tape feeds, satellite and Vyvx fiber connectivity, fast-growing interactive media development “and increasing focus on development of TV shows and DVS,” Hawksworth noted.

Its core business of being the foremost producers of media for the classes operates under the MediaRich Learning LLC holding company, of which Mythic Pictures is a division.

“We will also develop products that are distributed directly into the schools by major resellers, like the Discovery Channel,” Hawksworth said.

Apart from permanent staffers operations manager Emily O’Brien, formerly a client coordinator and marketing manager for three years at ARU, and former Broadview editor Brent Hannigan, Mythic will mostly be working with freelance producers.

Broadview shuttered six months ago