CCA Shutters Post Perfect

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Post Perfect, long a fixture on the New York postproduction scene, shut its doors for good on Friday 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 past," CCA chairman David Carmen, who is also a partner in Los Angeles-based production company Anonymous Content, said in a statement released Friday. "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 set up shop today in temporary offices on East 11th Street, a move CCA chief executive officer Steve Hendricks describes as "a stepping stone to a new visual effects company." He says roughly two dozen people lost their jobs as a result of Friday's closure, although a few have joined the new venture, including visual effects artists Mark Tyler, Tim Farrell and Alison Andoos, and colorist Eric Alvarado.

"It was an '80s model and it was prolific in the '80s and '90s, but it was time for a change," Hendricks says of Post Perfect. "I think New York is ready for that change. People are tired of losing work to London and Los Angeles."

In other reorganziation developments, CCA's sound and music properties -- East Side, Lower East Side and Superdupe -- have been gathered into a division dubbed Octopus' Garden under the supervision of Mark Barasch, whose sound house Barasch Music & Sound was purchased by CCA last year. Garden's headquarters are in the 45th Street office East Side once shared with Post Perfect. Post Perfect's duplication business, meanwhile will be integrated with digital services division Crush in the latter's West 25th Street office.

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