Post Perfect, long a fixture on the New York postproduction scene, shut its doors in January as part of a restructuring undertaken by Creative Content Artists (formerly Burning Suits), which purchased Post Perfect and the rest of the New York Media Group last summer. "Post Perfect's time has passed," CCA chairman David Carmen, who is also a partner in Los Angeles-based production company Anonymous Content, said in a published statement. "New York is ready for a talent-based, digital-oriented content studio. CCA will bring Post Perfect's legitimate successor to New York." That successor has set up in temporary Manhattan offices, a move CCA chief executive officer Steve Hendricks describes as "a stepping stone to a new visual effects company."
Minneapolis-based Intelefilm has sold Chelsea Pictures back to the management team of the New York-based production company. Intelefilm acquired Chelsea in March 1999 via a stock swap with then-owner Steve Wax. The new ownership consists of Wax, managing director Allison Amon and executive producer/head of sales Lisa Mehling. All three will now go by the title of partner. "The truth is that it's a very happy parting of the ways," says Wax. "It was a perfectly amicable deal."
Patti and David Coulter have officially launched Santa Monica-based BeachHouse Films, the successor to production house Tropix. The Coulters founded Tropix, a division of Atlas pictures, in 2000 before deciding to close it last fall to forge out on their own. The BeachHouse roster includes Tropix directors Richard Taylor, Martin Shewchuk, Harry Karidis and Larry Carroll. The company has also recently signed directors Bob Marden and Scott McCullough.