Lawrence Bates Appointed Account Executive at Advanced Digital Services

HOLLYWOOD, CA – August 3, 2010 – Advanced Digital Services, Inc. (ADS), a leading global provider of digital post-production services, has recruited industry veteran Lawrence Bates as Account Executive for the company. Mr. Bates, formerly the Director of Operations for MAX-Q, adds to the company’s customer care team as it continues its growth and expansion in the US and abroad.

Mr. Bates’ responsibilities include client needs assessment and support; scheduling and inter-departmental coordination.

“We’re very pleased to have a noted industry veteran like Lawrence as part of our customer centric team,” said Brad Weyl, Chief Operating Officer for ADS. “His over three decades of operational experience in the post production industry will ensure our clients the best customer experience and I look forward to his insight in helping to refine our customer centric workflow.”

“I look forward to leveraging my many years of experience in helping to enhance customer relationships and to quickly expediting their projects,” added Mr. Bates. “My experience as a studio executive coupled with my knowledge of company operations and digital post production workflows will allow me to help clients quickly turn their assets into revenue generating deliverables, while furthering our commitment in providing best-in-class post production service offerings.”

At MAX-Q, Mr. Bates was responsible for all aspects of company operations including the setup for all operational workflows. As Vice President of Operations at Elektrofilm, he oversaw operations as well as adopting workflows to accommodate a wide variety of downloadable and streaming video formats. As Director of Operations and Supervising Engineer for Warner Bros. Studios and Motion Picture Imaging, Mr. Bates supervised all operational personnel and ensured the quality and efficiency of all work done in the facility. At Ascent Media where he was the Vice President and General Manager, Mr. Bates’ responsibilities included the overall management of all the facilities. Prior to Ascent Media, he held the position of Operations Manager at AME/All Post where he managed the daily operations for the studio.

About ADS

ADS (Advanced Digital Services) is a leading global provider of value-added post-production services that include standard definition/high definition, digital new media, restoration, duplication and electronic delivery services to the media and entertainment industry. The company employs many of the industry’s elite ‘craftsmen’ and its highly skilled personnel possess significant industry experience and knowledge. ADS provides 24/7 audio and video post-production services, delivering the industry’s highest quality movie trailers, electronic press kits (“EPK’s”), episodic television programming, motion pictures and television spot advertisements. With a complete end-to-end digital workflow built to maximize flexibility, efficiency and quality, ADS serves the most respected and recognized motion picture and television studios, media and entertainment companies and advertising agencies in the United States and abroad.

ADS’ customer-centered approach to projects results in the delivery of consistent high-quality assets, on time and on budget. For more information, contact 323.468.2200 or visit us at www.adshollywood.com .