Technicolor – PostWorks, New York, Manhattan's largest independent provider of post-production services, has brought on Jack Lewars as senior colorist. Lewars, who arrives with more than 80 features to his credit, will be available for feature and television projects both through Technicolor – PostWorks and through The Room, the finishing boutique located within the Technicolor – PostWorks facility.
Lewars is currently working on several new documentary projects for Martin Scorsese, his second time working with the director. He recently completed two documentaries for Alex Gibney, We Steal Secrets: The History of WikiLeaks and History of the Eagles. He graded both documentaries at The Room.
"Jack is a gentleman and a great talent," said Rob DeMartin, COO of Technicolor – PostWorks New York. "We couldn't be happier in welcoming him to the Technicolor – PostWorks family!"
"Jack's arrival greatly enhances our feature DI services," said The Room's Founder Ben Murray. "He is a superb collaborator whose experience at the industry's leading edge will be invaluable as we continue to develop new finishing approaches tailored to the latest formats and workflows."
Lewars began his career in 2001 with Efilm in Hollywood and rose to become a full colorist in just five years. In 2007, he took a staff position at Deluxe's facility in New York City. In 2010, he performed a complete DI grade of the Martin Scorsese film Gangs of New York prior to its release on Blu-ray (working under the direction of Scorsese and Editor Thelma Schoonmaker). A year later, he re-graded the Kenneth Lonergan film Margaret for its home entertainment release. His credits also include Public Speaking, Return and Our Idiot Brother. Additionally, he has credits in episodic and long-form television, commercials and music videos. He is a graduate of the film school at Penn State.
In discussing his reasons for joining Technicolor – PostWorks, Lewars said that he is impressed with its focus on creativity and customer service. "Working here reminds me of why I got into filmmaking," he observed. "We listen to what the filmmakers want to accomplish and discuss how best to execute their intentions. We have a 'Jerry Maguire' mentality: we deliver highly personalized client attention along with unmatched tools and workflows. We can accommodate any need."
Lewars added that he has enjoyed the projects he has worked on at The Room, especially his collaborations with Gibney. "Never have I worked with a filmmaker who makes films at such a prolific rate and produces such consistently compelling results," he said.
Lewars sees Technicolor – PostWorks as an integral part of a New York's fast-growing filmmaking community. "New York is becoming a national hub for filmmakers," he said. "I'm very excited to be here and to be part of this new era."