Universal has switched its lab business from Technicolor to Deluxe.
Multiyear deal covers 35mm print services for Universal Studios and Focus Features.
Move comes after U and Deluxe subsid Efilm set up a digital intermediate suite in U’s sound department. Companies are equal partners in that venture.
Deluxe has printing labs in Hollywood, Toronto, London, Rome, Barcelona and Sydney. It expects to process about 5 billion feet of film in 2011. Deluxe also handles 20th Century Fox, Paramount, Sony, Summit and Disney.