Madrid-based SGO has launched a new office in France which will open its doors next month. Sergio Ochoa (pictured), with over 25-years experience as a colourist and in post production, has been appointed by SGO to head its new Parisian subsidiary. With premises based in central Paris, SGO France will host Mistika colour grading and finishing services and support.
“Strategically, it is of great importance for SGO to have a world-class location in France,” said Miguel Angel Doncel, CEO of SGO. “The new office will benefit our regional customers, and further extend SGO’s global philosophy to provide outstanding customer service. Sergio is an asset to SGO and his experience is an immense advantage, he is the perfect person to head this division.”
Many French post companies have already invested in Mistika to provide creative solutions for film and broadcast productions. Level S3D used Mistika to post produce the Oscar-winning Mr Hublot, and vfx house Digitaline used Mistika to work on commercials for major brands such as M&M, Citroen, Playstation, Pepsi, as well as feature films.
Sergio Ochoa, director of SGO France confirmed, “I have known SGO for many years, as a Mistika customer from some of the world’s top post facilities while working on well-known commercials and feature films. Opening ‘SGO France’ is a very exciting development and I regard it as a privilege to be entrusted to manage it. I am very familiar with the French market which has been embracing Mistika for a while now, and the timing is right to set-up a permanent SGO presence in the region. With numerous key studios and post companies from abroad also basing their services in Paris, it is a great opportunity to be established here at such a vibrant and important time in the industry.”