Visit of Technicolor


Thursday, February 21st, Mr. Axel Cruau, Consul general of France in Los Angeles, visited Technicolor Company. During this visit, he met Claude Gagnon, president of Technicolor Creative Division, and Mr. Ralph Levy, director of business development for the digital cinema department.


Mr. Gagnon made a presentation which enlightened Technicolor Company’s three
main businesses:
- Technology and patents
- Entertainment Services
- Delivery / digital broadcast (Connected Home)

He also emphasized the company’s presence on the DVD/Blu-Ray market.

Technicolor employs approximately 15.000 people, divided into divisions on all continents, including several in France, including Rennes (R & D) and one in the Parisian region (acquisition of group Quinta Industries financial assets in 2012).


The Consul general was then given a tour of the Company’s premises, he was able to meet a Technicolor colorist and Tom Burton, old films restoration department director. The Technicolor team has made a particularly remarkable work on Georges Melies’ "A Trip to the Moon" movie restoration, and has offered a rebirth to this masterpiece.

Recent credits include film hits such as Lincoln, Life of Pi and Silver Linings Playbook (all three films are nominees for the Oscars).

Post Oscars update: Life of Pi won 4 Oscars, including Best Cinematography, which involved the knowledge of Technicolor specialists.

Last modified on 04/03/2013

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