Ascent Media Group’s Blink Digital, one of the country’s leading digital media production studios, announced the appointment of Cindy Airey to Vice President of Business Development, and Jeff Jewett to Director of Sales. Airey will be based at Blink’s Burbank office, while Jewett will be based in New York.

Airey is focused on new markets and is responsible for creating opportunities to leverage Ascent Media’s infrastructure for the development of new services, interactive applications and end-to-end solutions for Blink Digital’s customers. Along with her team, Airey will ensure Blink’s services properly support its clients’ diverse and evolving needs.

Jewett will lead the effort to provide stronger end-to-end solutions - from content creation to multi-platform distribution – to provide greater efficiencies for Blink’s customers.

“Cindy and Jeff will help us unlock additional opportunities for our customers to leverage Ascent’s end-to-end digital supply chain and drive greater efficiencies,” said Ralf Jacob, VP Operations of Blink Digital. “The combination of their expertise in interactive and new technologies will be invaluable in implementing cost-efficient solutions to help further strengthen our ability to address our customers’ growing needs.”

Most recently, Airey served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Technicolor Animation and Interactive where she helped start their video gaming division and launch one of the first motion comics to come out on X-Box live and iPhone with WB and DC Comics, Batman: Mad Love. Airey also worked with Intersound Inc. where she created new opportunities in emerging markets inclusive of DVD, HD and video games.

Prior to Blink Digital, Jewett was Director, Authoring Services for Sony DADC DigitalWorks, where he worked closely with technology groups within Sony to determine future capabilities, drive development initiatives, and streamline workflows across facilities to establish time and cost savings. Prior to Sony, he was an account manager for Technicolor Creative Services where he managed account teams for Disney, Paramount and independent studios.

About Blink Digital

Founded in 2002 by pioneers in the DVD and digital media industries, Blink Digital is a strategic partner to many of the biggest names in film and television, music, advertising and brand marketing. The company develops high-profile DVD and other digital media projects for customers including FOX, New Line, Lions Gate, MTV Networks, HBO and other leading media companies and top musical artists. The studio’s work is consistently recognized with top awards from the industry’s most prestigious organizations such as Billboard Digital Entertainment, MIPCOM and DVDA. Blink Digital is part of Ascent Media Group, an elite circle of companies delivering the talent, breakthrough creativity and technical innovation of a world-class digital media boutique, along with the additional resources and scalability of a global post production leader. For more information, visit Blink Digital online at or call (818) 526-2800.

About Ascent Media Group

Santa Monica, California-based Ascent Media Group, LLC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ascent Media Corporation (NASDAQ: ASCMA). With more than 40 facilities worldwide, Ascent Media Group is a leading provider of fully integrated, end-to-end services for the global digital media supply chain. Guided by our entrepreneurial culture, we blend breakthrough creative with emerging technologies to deliver some of the most advanced and innovative media solutions to help film and television studios, independent producers, broadcast networks, cable channels, advertising agencies and other companies make, manage, move and monetize their digital media.

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