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Lifetime Movies

I was flipping channels this past weekend and came across a movie on Lifetime Movie Network that we worked on a couple years ago. Back in 2006 we were introduced to executive producer Bill O’Dowd and his company, Dolphin Entertainment. Dolphin Entertainment was about to start shooting a series of 3 thrillers in Puerto Rico for Lifetime and they needed a place for post audio. A quick proposal later, we were on the team.

Set in the Caribbean, the three made-for-television thrillers debuted with “Stranded,” starring Erica Durance from “Smallville”. The second movie, “Vanished”, starred A.J. Cook from “Criminal Minds” while “Break-In”, the third film in the trilogy, featured Kelly Carlson from “Nip/Tuck” fame. All three movies featured Carlos Ponce as police inspector Raddimus.

The post audio process included Foley, sound design, dialogue editing, pre-mixing, final mix and layback. Also included was post audio supervision and domestic delivery in high definition and standard definition to Lifetime and international delivery in high definition to Power, a leading independent worldwide producer and distributor.

“Stranded” achieved a 2.1 rating and a 33 VPVH (viewers per viewing household) exceeding the normal Lifetime Monday Night Movie viewership by more than 11 percent and did better than the series premiere that was on immediately following the movie. “Vanished” did better on a Sunday with a 2.1 rating and a 39 VPVH. “Break-In” also did well with a 2.1 rating and a 37 VPVH.

The following year we worked on Christmas in Paradise for Dolphin Entertainment. The movie featured Colin Ferguson from “Eureka” and Charlotte Ross, who stared in “NYPD Blue”.

For Christmas in Paradise we were responsible for the final high definition edit and post production audio. The video process included HD conform and final color correction while the post audio process included Foley, sound design, dialogue editing, pre-mixing, final mix, and layback. As was the case the year before we were responsible for post supervision and domestic delivery in high definition and standard definition to Lifetime and international delivery in high definition of the two hour movie.

FYI, we love our partnership with Dolphin Entertainment. They are a great bunch of people that we enjoy having around when they are here.

John Lux
As COO of IDEAS, John manages the day-to-day operations of the company. He is a category expert in studio production and is responsible for bringing advanced digital media technology to IDEAS.