BURBANK, Calif. -- July 31, 2007 -- Telecorps Communications, along with its subsidiaries Wexler Video and Coffey Sound, today announced the opening of new offices in North Carolina and South Carolina. The two offices will provide rental of premium video equipment to the states' booming film and television production industries. Telecorps, Wexler Video, and Coffey Sound will be represented in North Carolina by Jim Holladay and in South Carolina by Gary Ballard, both of whom have provided video sales and systems integration services to the region for nearly 35 years.
"Incentives for the film and television industry have brought a great deal of business to the Carolinas, and our new offices will make high-end gear readily available for the many productions taking advantage of the states' friendly business climate," said Dave Carfolite, executive vice president at Telecorps Communications and resident of the Carolinas since 1996. "In opening our new offices, we've partnered with two of the region's most respected authorities on video solutions. Holladay and Ballard are very experienced within the television and production space, and we look forward to growing our business together in this exciting new venture."
Holladay will be overseeing the new office in North Carolina within the EUE/Screengems Studios in Wilmington. As the center of much of the state's film and episodic television production, this location provides Telecorps and its affiliates with maximum exposure and the ability to provide equipment rental and setup services very quickly and conveniently. Holladay's experience in creating innovative solutions for the Weather Channel; WRAL, the first commercial broadcaster to broadcast an HD signal; and for a number of HD university studios will complement Telecorps' expertise in providing quality rental services to the North Carolina market.
"In today's production and post market, high-end equipment rental provides users with the quality and flexibility they need, without a long-term financial or technical commitment," said Holladay. "With Telecorps and Wexler's success in equipment rental and our close relationship with manufacturers and the local production market, we're well positioned to capitalize on this area's rapidly rising demand for rental services."
Ballard will manage the South Carolina office, located in Fort Mill and serving clients working in Charleston and Columbia. Like Holladay, Ballard has been a vital contributor to the area's film and television industry for the past three decades, building relationships with both new and longtime clients working in the Carolinas.
"Telecorps, Wexler, and Coffey bring a new dimension to this market and provide us with an unprecedented level of support," said Ballard. "We are very excited about working with the top-notch people at these companies, and I'm certain our new offices will be well received."
The new offices will open on August 6, 2007.
In North Carolina:
Tel: 910 343 3500
1223 N. 23rd St.
Wilmington, NC 28405
In South Carolina:
Tel: 843 628 0459
3525 Centre Circle
Fort Mill, SC 29715
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About Telecorps Communications
Telecorps Communications is an acquisition company focused on acquiring service companies to the media and entertainment industries. Telecorps is comprised of industry veterans; the founders have over 120 years of experience in media and media technology. Its executives include Robert F. McConnell, CEO, with over 35 years of operating and executive management experience in the broadcast and technology sectors, serving most recently with Encoda Systems, and many years with McGraw-Hill Broadcasting. David W. Carfolite, EVP, has 32 years of sales and operations experience with McGraw-Hill, Ellis Communications and Clear Channel Communications and was most recently the VP General Manager of WSFX Wilmington, N.C., and WFXB Myrtle Beach, S.C. Jim Rosenfield, Senior Advisor, has been President of the CBS Television Network, Chairman and CEO of John Blair Communications, and a past Chairman of the Advertising Council, President of the International Radio and Television Society, and a lifetime fellow of the International Council of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Further information is available at www.telecorps.com.
About Wexler Video
In business for more than 25 years, Wexler Video offers one of the nation's largest inventories of broadcast equipment and provides the highest level of customer service and engineering expertise. Wexler is the only rental house to offer collaborative workflow solutions for every phase of production. Wexler is strongly committed to new technology investment and is known for its innovations in microwave signal transmission, infrared cameras, and supplying and supporting equipment for prestigious projects around the globe. The parent company of Wexler Video is Telecorps Communications. Further information is available at www.wexler.tv.
About Coffey Sound
Coffey Sound was founded in 1988 and sells, rents, and repairs audio equipment for the film and TV industry. Coffey Sound has grown to be a major player in other areas of the audio industry, as well, and focuses on audio workflow solutions. The company has earned a permanent place in audio history as one of the early supporters of nonlinear recording techniques. Today, Coffey Sound continues to help others do what they do well -- mastering the latest techniques and products first so that the company's customers can concentrate on doing their jobs without problems. The parent company of Coffey Sound is Telecorps Communications. Further information is available at www.coffeysound.com.