NEW APPOINTMENTS AT FSM
As a fresh approach to the needs of the advertising, television and film industries, Sydney based FSM has appointed Dean Sutherland to new role as FSM Head of Production and Nathan Wellington as Executive Producer.
Sutherland recently finished with Cutting Edge where he spent 12 years, with the last 2½ years as executive producer and manager of their Sydney commercial operation.
Wellington has been working for FSM as Post Production Supervisor within the Longform department for the last 2 years. He has been active within the post production industry lobbying the State and Federal Governments for support in the sector. His role will be to build on existing contacts and foster new relationships within the film and commercial market both locally and overseas. He will be investigating new media opportunities and future directions for FSM as the company moves forward.
“Dean was selected after some exhaustive searching. He brings a level of experience and enthusiasm for the job that is not easily found and it’s his role to lead the team of producers and FSM artists as we move forward,” says FSM co-founder Steve Dunn.
“We no longer consider FSM a facility where we simply have equipment and supply people to operate the gear” says FSM Managing Director Rick Schweikert. “So we’re removing the term facility from our vocabulary and introducing a single production department to unify our processes of post production. FSM is a creative community of colour grading artists, effects compositors, editors, designers and 3D animators and we simply use technology to support these roles. Our clients have a wide range of experience, from those highly trained and knowledgeable to more junior producers who are thirsty to learn. We want to guide them through the post process and to a large degree our facilities staff already act as producers.”
“Nathan and Dean’s positions within FSM are valuable new additions and strengthen our production department,” says Schweikert. “Steve and I will remain very hands on and visible but the company is a size where this level of additional seniority and experience is welcomed by our staff and clients and allows us to grow FSM into the future.”
More staff appointments in key operational areas can be expected soon.