Deluxe, the world’s largest processor of film for the motion picture industry, is now the worldwide provider of 35mm release printing services for Universal which has abandoned Technicolor. (Could it be that Warner Bros is the only major Hollywood studio left using Technicolor?) I understand an announcement will be made Wednesday that Deluxe Entertainment Services Group has signed a multi-year, exclusive worldwide 35mm film print services agreement with Universal Studios that includes Focus Features. The deal follows last week’s opening of a digital intermediate suite by Deluxe’s subsidiary EFILM on the Universal Studios lot. To meet Universal’s day and date needs, Deluxe’s high volume processing and printing labs in North America are in Hollywood and Toronto, and internationally in London, Rome, Barcelona and Sydney. Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc is a wholly-owned subsidiary of investor Ron Perelman’s MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc.
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