Industry Veteran Olivier Chiavassa Joins Ymagis as Business and Technical Advisor for Eclair Cinema

22 September 2015

Paris (France), September 22, 2015 / Ymagis Group (ISIN: FR0011471291, TICKER: MAGIS), the European specialist in digital technologies for the cinema industry, today announced that renowned industry veteran Olivier Chiavassa has joined Éclair Cinema as Business and Technical Advisor for feature film postproduction.

Olivier Chiavassa began his career at Laboratoires Éclair as a colorist in 1972. He quickly rose through the ranks to become the head of postproduction, production and video services in 1992. Passionate about cinema, he actively contributed to the founding of a new business segment at Eclair in 1995, dedicated to the restoration and preservation of 35-mm prints. In 2005, Chiavassa left the company to join Quinta Industries/LTC as Deputy CEO, and five years later founded his own Paris-based consulting firm specializing in the television and motion picture industries.

"Returning to this venerable house that is Éclair is quite rejuvenating for me because this is where I learned my profession," said Olivier Chiavassa. "With Ymagis Group, a company known for its international appeal and which has been, for many years now, at the forefront of digital innovation for the cinema industry, we aim to develop a new global offer of image and sound services to capitalize on the excellence of our technical capabilities."

Christophe Lacroix, Deputy CEO of Éclair Cinema and Senior VP of Ymagis Group, added, "We are thrilled to once again be working with such a respected professional. Thanks to the skills acquired throughout his stellar career, his creative and technical expertise and his relationships with movie producers, directors of photography and distributors, Olivier is the ideal person to strengthen Eclair’s post production services and grow the business in France as well as internationally."

Olivier Chiavassa is based in the Paris suburb of Vanves, and reports directly to Christophe Lacroix. A wholly-owned subsidiary of Ymagis Group Éclair Cinema SAS’s primary activities include post production (for both image and sound), film restoration and preservation services for both the motion picture and television industries.