Rich Ellis to lead sales at Periscope, Hollywood

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Rich Ellis

Rich Ellis

Ellis will
drive sales
for the
Audio & Post
company’s all-new,
22,000 sq ft
facility

Chicago-headquartered Periscope Post & Audio has appointed Rich Ellis as Executive Sales Manager at its recently-opened facility in Hollywood.

A highly-regarded industry veteran with more than two decades of experience, Ellis will drive sales for the all-new, 22,000 square foot facility, which offers sound and picture post-production services including dailies, editorial, color grading, sound editing and mixing.

Periscope Post & Audio co-owner Michael Nehs says that Ellis is the ideal person to introduce Periscope to West Coast studios, broadcasters, streaming companies and other film and television producers.

“Rich is a phenomenal professional, well connected and committed to providing his clients with excellent service,” Nehs notes. “He was our first choice to lead our sales effort in Hollywood.”

Ellis most recently served as Senior Vice President at Larson Studios, where he directed sales and managed relationships with studios and other clients. He has also held senior sales positions with Technicolor/Complete Post, The Post Group and Video Transitions. He began his career with Consolidated Film Industries (CFI).

Regarding his role at Periscope, Ellis says he’s intrigued by the opportunity to help build a facility from the ground up. “I’m excited by Mike’s laser vision for Periscope and want to be part of it,” he observes. “Mike is coming to Hollywood with a lot of fire in his belly, especially in his determination to push boundaries and deliver exceptional service. We won’t settle for anything less than excellence.”

Periscope is in the final stages of completing the build-out of its Hollywood facility and will begin full operations this month. “We are all very enthusiastic about establishing a facility with staying power,” says Ellis. “We intend to be Hollywood’s next A-team.”

 
About Periscope Post & Audio
Periscope Post & Audio a full-service post-production company with facilities in Chicago’s Cinespace and Hollywood. Both facilities provide a range of sound and picture finishing services for television, film, advertising, video games and other media. and audio recording studio located at Cinespace Chicago specializing in film, television, video games, and advertising. Recent projects include the television series Empire, Exorcist and New Girl, films Kickboxer: Vengeance, The Workers Cup, The Resurrection of Gavin Stone, Fight Mom and Signature Move, and advertising for Honda, Pepsi, and Groupon.

 
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