Nice Shoes has some staying power as a busy creative house that handles a range of high-end clients. Started in 1996, the Park Avenue South-based facility seemingly does it all, from color grading to motion graphics, mobile app building to 3D. Over at Studio Daily, Beth Marchant has a good story on Nice Shoes Colorist Chris Ryan, who worked with Hungry Man writer/director Bryan Buckley to craft a short film that’s now an Oscar-nominated live-action short that you can check out at the IFC Center for the next few days. (Buckley is also a co-founder of Varick Street-based creative house Hungry Man.)
Nice Shoes is also growing its business with new hire Kathrin Lausch. I’ll let the press release do the rest of the talking.
Kathrin Lausch has joined Nice Shoes as the studio’s Executive Producer of New Business, bringing with her a network of diverse contacts to help open new doors while also working to expand the relationships with existing clients.
Lausch’s experience and expertise aren’t limited to any one field, having gone to school for entertainment law in Europe, then shifting into a career as a painter before moving into the world of production and starting up her first company, Passport Films (which later became Compass Films). She’s since created Pink Pony Productions, and worked as an executive producer at companies such as Partizan, B-Reel and Crossroads Films; as well created and sold television shows in the United States and Europe.
“Kathrin is a great addition to the Nice Shoes team,” said Managing Director Kristen Martini. “She has an understanding of emerging media and formats in addition to a strong traditional production background, both of which are important as Nice Shoes continues to add new talent and technology. We’re excited to work with her!”
About Nice Shoes
NYC-based Nice Shoes is a full service, artist-driven design, animation, visual effects and color grading studio specializing in high-end commercials, web content, film, TV and music videos. Since its inception in 1996, the studio has prided itself on consistently reinvesting in its talent, technical backbone, and client experience to set the standard of excellence both creatively and technically. Key company principals include: CEO/Partner Dominic Pandolfino, Colorists/Partners Chris Ryan and Lez Rudge, MD Kristen Martini, CD Brian Bowman, and CIO Robert Keske.
–Shoot Press Release 2/12/13