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Hires at Rising Sun, EPS, Litepanels, Filmworkers, Shooters

Rising Sun Pictures tapped Mark Patterson as head of production and development for its new division, Rising Sun Entertainment. Company, which has produced vfx for such films as “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Parts I & II” and “Green Lantern,” is based in Adelaide, Australia. Patterson has worked as a producer, exec producer and development exec and will develop film projects with Rising Sun either as a producer or co-producer. “Mark knows the market well and he is well respected in the Australian film community and internationally,” said Rising Sun Pictures CEO Michael Taylor. “We are very happy to have him help us with this new venture.”

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Editorial services provider Electric Picture Solutions in Studio City hired Marc Fishman as director of sales. Reporting to EPS CEO David Pincus and managing partner David Goodman, Fishman and will seek to expand the company’s client base in the indie film arena. “The independent film market is an area that continues to grow exponentially,” says Pincus. “Marc is a great asset to the EPS team because of his experience with indie filmmakers.” Fishman earlier worked at Warner Bros., Technicolor, Deluxe, HTV and as an independent post-production supervisor for indie films. EPS

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Chris Marchitelli has joined Litepanels, a Vitec Group brand, as VP of global marketing. Litepanels specializes in LED lighting fixtures for broadcast, motion picture production and still photography. Marchitelli has been an independent videographer and editor, and worked at Sony Electronics as a planning and marketing exec.

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Director Matthew Egan, a specialist in branded entertainment, has joined Chicago-based Filmworkers as part of its new production unit, Filmworkers Media Content, which is focused on web content and new media. Egan has directed web-based projects for a number of national brands including Target, POM Wonderful and Geico. At his new gig he’ll pursue similar work and will also team with Filmworkers and its affiliates Vitamin and Giannini Creative to provide packaged creative services for broadcast and interactive.

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ShootersTV, the new division of Philly-based ShootersINC charged with developing and producing programming for reality and non-scripted television, has added longtime TV producer and content developer John Foy as senior VP. Foy, who earlier served as VP of production at Endemol Entertainment and was a founding partner of 3 Ball Productions, will focus on expanding production of long-form content. His addition comes on the heels of ShootersTV signing with Peleton Entertainment, the New York-based television agency repping producers working in the reality and documentary arenas.

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