By Ezra Stead
Last month, marketwire.com covered the story of a $5 million dollar series B financing deal led by three private investors for the web-based production management system known as “scenechronize.” Scenechronize is the only system of its kind currently in use, and it is already streamlining the production process of numerous films and television series by eliminating the costly and wasteful practices employed in the industry up until now. Scenechronize provides automatic distribution of script changes, sides, call sheets, prep memos, location maps and other information previously relayed through phone calls, emails, memos and other forms of written communication in a time-consuming, inefficient process susceptible to mistakes. According to the San Francisco-based company’s CEO, Hunter Hancock, “scenechronize expedites and streamlines communications for the entire production, saving wasted time, significant amounts of money, and lots and lots of trees.”
Hancock also announced the opening of a new office in Burbank, CA, for the marketing, sales and customer support staff of the company, as well as the addition of veteran Hollywood TV director David Semel (No Ordinary Family, Heroes, House) to its board of directors. Semel most recently directed the pilot for Person of Interest, a new series written by Jonathan Nolan (Memento, The Prestige, The Dark Knight) about an ex-CIA hitman who teams up with a scientist to prevent crimes before they happen. The series will star Jim Caviezel (The Thin Red Line, The Passion of the Christ) and Taraji P. Henson (Hustle & Flow, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button).
This new funding and board appointments are just part of the fast-growing development of scenechronize, as the company continues to add studios, networks and production companies to its already lengthy customer list, which includes Warner Brothers, Columbia Pictures, HBO, Universal Pictures, Paramount, ABC Studios, Apatow Productions and Film 44, among others. The company’s current film credits include the recent 2011 releases No Strings Attached, starring Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher, and Battle: Los Angeles, starring Aaron Eckhart and Michelle Rodriguez, as well as the upcoming Larry Crowne, directed by and starring Tom Hanks, and Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, starring Tom Cruise and Jeremy Renner. Scenechronize’s television credits include Showtime’s Dexter and The United States of Tara, and AMC’s The Walking Dead and Breaking Bad, to name just a few.
Hancock had this to say of the new developments in his company’s rousing success story: “We are thrilled with the vote of confidence that this financing and board appointments provide and we look forward to further establishing scenechronize as the production management tool of choice for all of Hollywood.”
Ezra Stead is the Head Editor for MoviesIDidn’tGet.com. Ezra is also a screenwriter, actor, filmmaker, rapper and poet who has been previously published in print and online, as well as writing, directing and acting in numerous short films and two features. A Minneapolis native, Ezra currently lives in Brooklyn, New York.
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