There’s been a shakeup of senior management at one of Hollywood’s top postproduction facilities. Modern VideoFilm founder Moshe Barkat is out as president and CEO, as is Hugh Miller, the company’s CFO and second-ranking officer.
Both men’s names have been removed from the company’s website listing of its management team. Before Barkat was removed, the site listed him as “the driving force behind the growth and success of the company for more than three decades.” Ironically, the site also states that “our record for stability in management and staff is reflected in our longstanding client relationships.”
Modern VideoFilm, which has provided postproduction and distribution services to the film and TV industry for more than 33 years, employs more than 500 artists, engineers, producers, technicians, client representatives and support personnel at its facilities in Burbank, Glendale, Santa Monica and Arizona.
The company has worked on high-profile film and TV shows including Avatar, Modern Family, Game Of Thrones, The Walking Dead, Sons Of Anarchy, House Of Cards, Falling Skies, How I Met Your Mother, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Descendants, There Will Be Blood and Best Picture Oscar winner Slumdog Millionaire.
Company officials steadfastly refused to return numerous calls, giving Deadline the runaround for more than a week. They have promised to answer questions but then not made themselves available for comment. Stay tuned.