Starz promotes key execs for IT, post-production

DetailsMichelle Clancy | 26 July 2015

Content provider Starz has promoted Judy Batenburg to senior vice president of IT Services and Vince Hostak to senior vice president of post-production.

“I’m happy to congratulate Judy and Vince on their well-deserved promotions,” said Ray Milius, EVP of programming operations for Starz. “Their vision and leadership will help prepare and take us into the next generation of content production and IT support as we continue to expand our original programming and infrastructure.”

Based in the company’s Colorado headquarters, Batenburg is responsible for IT services, which includes the web infrastructure and computing services, including internal and cloud hosting. She most recently served as vice president of IT Services for Starz.

Prior to joining Starz in 2007, Batenburg served as IT director at IHS, overseeing global operations, help desk, infrastructure and IT program management. Her career began at AT&T Bell Laboratories/Lucent Technologies, where she oversaw the development and deployment of Lucent’s global network and system management environment.

In his new role as senior vice president, Hostak oversees post-production for promotions and marketing of STARZ and ENCORE services and original series. He collaborates with programming operations, media systems and IT development, IT infrastructure and operations to support on-going and future distribution opportunities.

Also based in the company’s Colorado headquarters, Hostak aligns the creative and technical support teams of craft editors, sound designers, managers, system administrators and post production coordinators in production and post-supply chain management for STARZ and ENCORE.

Promoted from vice president of post-production, Hostak joined Starz in 2005 after serving as director of physical production and production facilities at the University of Texas Film Institute and Burnt Orange Productions. Hostak also served as GM/Principal at 501 Post – a nationally-recognized post-production company with national advertising agency, broadcast, film and music publishing clients.