Deluxe Entertainment acquires Atlab

[Press Release by Atlab]

Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc. (Deluxe), and Amalgamated Holdings Limited (AHL) announced today that Deluxe has acquired The Atlab Group (Atlab) from AHL.

Atlab is the largest film processing laboratory in the region and traces its roots in the Australian film industry back 80 years.
“Over the last few years we’ve developed a strong alliance with Atlab and look forward to the continued working relationship with them," said Cyril Drabinsky, CEO and President of Deluxe. “This next step will strengthen our ability to service the film and post production needs of our clients in the southern hemisphere,” adds Drabinsky.

The Atlab facilities will be rebranded Deluxe Sydney, Deluxe Melbourne, and Deluxe Auckland with the management team remaining in place. Alaric McAusland is named as Managing Director of Deluxe’s Australian operations.

McAusland said, “this announcement cements our already good relationship with the Deluxe group. Their investment in Atlab, and in particular their commitment to our new digital and sound facilities demonstrates their confidence in our operation and in the local industry going forward. We will continue to provide world class digital post, sound post, and release printing services for both local and international filmmakers.”

Atlab’s main laboratory in Lane Cove, Sydney, provides processing, printing and post production services for feature films, television and commercials. Sydney operations also include EFILM, which offers a broad range of creative services including digital post production and deliverables; digital intermediates and StageOne Sound, a brand new first class sound mixing facility. The 400 channel mixing stage is fully integrated into Atlab’s film laboratory and EFILM’s Sydney location so that filmmakers can manage all of their post needs under one roof.

The group also includes Cinevex’s film and digital operations in Melbourne and Atlab New Zealand in Auckland.

About Deluxe
Deluxe has been servicing the entertainment industry for 93 years. Today the company has laboratory and post production facilities in Hollywood, Toronto, Vancouver, New York, London, Madrid, Barcelona, Rome and now Sydney, Melbourne and Auckland. Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc., is the leading provider of a broad range of entertainment industry services and technologies to major Hollywood Studios and an international client base. Services include motion picture film processing, printing and distribution; EFILM® digital intermediates; post production and subtitling services; titles design and digital VFX; DVD compression, encoding and authoring; digital cinema services, digital asset management, digital distribution; and marketing fulfilment services. Deluxe laboratory and post production facilities are located in North America, Europe, and Australia/New Zealand. Deluxe Digital Studios offer home entertainment services in North America, Europe and India. For more information, please visit