Exec to serve as liaison between lab and filmmakers
Beverly J. Wood has been tapped veep of technical service and client relations for Deluxe Laboratories.In the newly created post, Wood will serve as the primary liaison linking directors and cinematographers with the lab on issues related to film/digital conversion, silver retention and other proprietary printing processes. She will work with Deluxe’s customers in Los Angeles, Toronto and London. Wood will work directly with cinematographers and directors who are interested in creating custom looks on film for their pics. She will shepherd those projects in all stages through the lab. Deluxe Labs prexy Caril Drabinsky said that at least a half-dozen recent, current and pending pics are utilizing variations of silver retention and print processes offered by Deluxe, including, “Crazy in Alabama,” “Snow Falling on Cedars,” “Sleepy Hollow” and “Lost Souls.” “There has been so much hype about digital cameras and projectors that some have lost sight of the fact that there have been important breakthroughs in all aspects of film technology,” Wood said. “Our customers can put images on the screen today which were beyond their wildest dreams just a few years ago. It is my job to help customers identify the right tools, and to provide technical support through to the end.” Wood joined Deluxe six years ago, most recently serving as veep of technology. She originally worked in chemical and sensitometric quality control.