Chief Innovation Officer
Rick is responsible for many formative initiatives in the international film localisation business. From the first international subtitled theatrical release, Memphis Belle in 1990, through to overseeing the transition of localisation to the brave new world of digital cinema distribution, taking full advantage of the new technology’s possibilities – Rick is the subtitling maestro.
He created digital cinema’s first 3D subtitle release, Beowulf, in 2007, using his own pioneering Babel system, and subsequently oversaw all iterations of this software in 2D and 3D. Rick was pivotal in deploying this system for landmark release, Avatar, in 2010.