Atlas Media Corp expands operations

MUMBAI: With eight series currently on the air and entering its 17th year of business, Atlas Media Corp., one of America's largest independent producers of non-fiction programming, announced that it had completed the expansion of its operations and moved to new state-of-the-art headquarters on West 36th Street in New York.

Atlas Media now has over 25,000 sq. ft. spanning two full floors, including a production facility with 20 edit suites in constant use 24/7, many of which are being upgraded to handle Atlas increase in Hi-Def production.

This new complex was built to facilitate Atlas on-going expansion, as well as to provide the latest high-tech production facilities for their top-rated series, including Dr. G: Medical Examiner, Breaking Vegas and Young, Sexy & Royal.

The announcement was mad by Atlas Media president and executive producer Bruce David Klein.

"This investment in Atlas Medias future proves our commitment to continue to deliver extraordinary nonfiction programming to our network, home entertainment and international clients. The demand for our innovative and top-rated programming continues to grow both domestically and internationally and this is a direct response to that," said Klein.

"Additionally, it is critical that we maintain our technological advantage. We plan to increase our Hi-Def production from 25 per cent to 40 per cent of our slate by the second quarter of 2006. This new expansion will better allow us to meet these ever-increasing demands," he added.

In addition to 100+ work stations, dozens of executive offices, conference rooms and the 20 edit suites, Atlas new facility includes an atmospheric writers' room with computers and massage chairs, an insert stage/interview studio, 12+ media logging stations, a research library, and a café with patio.

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