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New Restoration - Archiving and Mastering Team for Ascent Media

1 August 2004

Martin Poultney joins Ascent Media from Technicolor to setup new Group Restoration; Archiving and Mastering Team

Ascent Media is delighted to announce that Martin Poultney is joining the company from Technicolor, to help setup a new restoration; archiving and mastering team alongside Ray King, Supervising Colourist for the Group; John Sears, Production Director for Soho Images and Mark Bonnici, from Media Management Services.

The experience and knowledge of this new team reflects a unique partnership of talent, unrivalled in the UK market for film and TV restoration; archiving and mastering in HD and Data.

Martin Poultney started his career at Rank Film Distributors, before moving to TVI as Head of Bookings. When the company merged to become 4MC, Poultney became the film projects specialist, before joining Technicolor in 2001 as Booking and Projects Manager. “It’s good to be back,” says Poultney. “The opportunity of setting up a team with people of this calibre is something I couldn’t possibly resist. Also to be working with the advanced technology that Ascent Media can now offer makes this new setup an unbeatable proposition.”

Ray King has over 30 years experience working as a colourist with film and has recently been appointed to Supervising Colourist for the Group in conjunction with setting up the new team with Poultney. King has worked at Ascent Media companies: Todd-AO Creative Services; St. Anne’s and Soho Images already and has an in depth knowledge of the Group and its technology. “I am passionate about what I do and can’t wait to get going with this new initiative,” says King.