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Media Toaster

August 05, 2015 10:00 ET

Media Toaster a New Innovative Post Facility Touting Media Reimagined Opens in Burbank

Industry Veterans Michael Meis and Mike Defusco Head Technical Operations

BURBANK, CA--(Marketwired - Aug 5, 2015) - A new and innovative technology company specializing in content delivery and post production services has opened its doors in Burbank, California. Media Toaster is a full-service facility for all forms of filmed entertainment, and is officially open for business. This operation offers complete picture editorial services and is fully equipped with proprietary, advanced technology for media delivery anywhere in the world in record time. Media Toaster also offers complete audio services including voice-over recording, music, effects and foley onsite at their facility.

Chief Technical Officer, Michael Meis, helms the company's technical operations working alongside Director of Post Production, Mike DeFusco. Both have a long history in the area of content delivery, working in television on shows such as The Walking Dead, Black Sails, Power and Spartacus as well as features that include Killing Me Softly, Evil Dead and the Halloween franchise. Joining "The Mikes", as they are often referred to in the industry, is Donavan McDougle who comes aboard as Media Toaster's Director of Creative Services. This core team has been working together for 20 years.

Meis points out that Media Toaster is more than a traditional post house. "Because of the company's proprietary system, they essentially built an entertainment technology company, designed and engineered to create and deliver content with incomparable efficiency. By implementing our innovative Media Reimagined workflow system, our clients are able to meet and exceed their goals from content creation to delivery. With our advanced methods of quality control and archiving, we are able to streamline the delivery process and eliminate the gridlock typically encountered by distributors and content providers. Our team at Media Toaster provides clients the ability to achieve global reach, meeting their deadlines in a timeframe that can be measured in hours rather than the typical days or weeks. Additionally, our proprietary and patent pending archival process will take into account all foreign languages locked to picture with metadata, closed captions and subtitles and it's all self-contained within the one single container file. This file with all the necessary check-backs for mastered content and final deliverables can then be pushed out globally over the internet. This is what sets us apart from the rest," says Meis.

Media Toaster was designed and built by veteran facilities consultant, Nick Smerigan who has a long and storied history in the world of recording studio and sound stage studio design and management. He has built and/or operated many of Los Angeles' premier recording studios (Record Plant, The Village Recorder, Paramount Studios Scoring Stage "M") and in recent years moved solely into the design, construction and operation of world class sound stage facilities in Los Angeles and in recently incentivized states. (Former Warner Bros Studio - The Lot, The 10950 Studios, Albuquerque Studios, Mississippi Film Studios and Atlanta Film Studios).

Financing the project is H. Blair Hahn, a founding member of the South Carolina based law firm Richardson Patrick Westbrook & Brickman, LLC. Recently, Hahn entered the entertainment industry with the same drive and determination that created his successful legal career. He has partnered to create Black Bear Studios, a film and television production company and studio in Charleston, S.C. In addition, he has launched Producer Capital Fund, an independent film financing company. Hahn has plans to expand Media Toaster to the South Carolina area when the timing is right.

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