Last NYC Film Lab set to close.
In announcing the impending closure, Technicolor-PostWorks New York, joint owner of the lab at 110 Leroy Street with Deluxe New York, noted that HBO's shot-on-35mm Boardwalk Empire, one of the last TV shows shooting film, wrapped a few months ago and aired its season finale last weekend.
"Technicolor-PostWorks has a strong and unwavering commitment to the New York film and television community, a community that passionately championed film as an acquisition format," said Technicolor-PostWorks New York COO Rob DeMartin in a prepared statement. "Working with Deluxe NY, we continued to provide laboratory services to our clients long after laboratories in most other regions had closed. We are sad to say that the demand for that service is no longer sufficient to sustain the lab and still maintain a world-class standard for quality."
Among the final projects to take advantage of Film Lab New York's services were Darren Aronofsky's Noah, Steven Spielberg's St. James Place, and Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck's Mississippi Grind.
The two companies stressed that they both remain fully operational to provide services not related to motion-picture film processing and printing.
"The Film Lab NY was built on the hard work and long hours of dedicated technicians who are true artists in their field," DeMartin continued. "Our team, under the leadership of long-time lab veteran Tony Landano, devoted their careers to providing exemplary service to the film community. We are extremely proud of these individuals and of all their accomplishments.”