Panavision has named Dan Hammond, a longtime creative solutions technologist in the industry, as vice president and general manager of Panavision Hollywood. Hammond will be responsible for overseeing daily operations, and working with the Hollywood team to supply camera systems, optics, service and support.
Hammond is a Panavision veteran, who worked at the company between 1989 and 2008 in various departments, including training, technical marketing, and sales. Most recently, he was at Production Resource Group (PRG), expanding his technical services skills. Hammond is active with industry organizations, and is an associate member of the ASC, as well as a member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and Association of Independent Commercial Producers.
“Dan has a broad range of strengths in developing technology solutions, and extensive experience providing production studios, cinematographers and directors with the products and services they need on a global level,” stated Michael George, Panavision’s chief operating officer in a company release. “We are excited to have him back with the team at Panavision.”
Hammond directly reports to George.
Hammond added, “Service, innovation, and growth are always the top priority at Panavision. I look forward to continuing to work with filmmakers to provide creative solutions and further expanding Panavision Hollywood’s offerings to the production community.”