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Inevitably there is breaking news at the annual Band Pro One World Open House.
This year it was virtual–at 4pm PST on December 10.
Severine Serrano, Managing Director, Angénieux International Sales & Marketing, announced that effective December 10, 2020, Band Pro will be exclusive distributor of the Angenieux brand of products in the US, Canada and Latin America.
This has been in the works for some time. Now it’s official, signed and celebrated.
For the past five years, Thales LAS France SAS (parent company of Angenieux) and Band Pro have been working together to design, produce and deliver new lenses for full frame cinematography: specifically Angénieux Type-EZ zooms and the new Optimo Primes.
In their press release, Angenieux said, “Band Pro’s proven track record as an Industry innovator, combined with the company’s extensive lens distribution experience, made them best suited for this important partnership.
“Band Pro’s history of innovation began with the early transition from film to digital, and evolved as the company helped pioneer the adoption of HD, 4K, Full Frame acquisition, and beyond. Band Pro’s success in helping to usher in important lens design milestones, starting back in the year 2000, continues to this day.”
Severine Serrano added, “Based on the success of our previous partnerships with Band Pro, we are very enthusiastic about this new organization which will reinforce our presence in the US and Americas market and give our customers one single contact point for sales and service.”
Band Pro’s President and CEO, Amnon Band said, “It’s with great pride that we share today’s news. The Angenieux name has been synonymous with excellence in our industry for a very long time. Having the opportunity to enhance and expand upon this legacy, and to provide clients in the Americas with the hands-on personal attention that Band Pro is known for, is a great honor. This is a big step and one we’re eager to take.”
Angenieux lens sales and service for the Americas will be based at Band Pro’s corporate headquarters in Burbank California under the supervision of Band Pro’s Senior Product Manager Angenieux, Jean-Marc Bouchut. Band Pro’s Burbank Service Department is equipped with Full Frame lens projection and a Class 100 Clean Room. Band Pro’ service technicians are fully Angenieux-certified to perform lens repairs, diagnostics, and assist with parts inquiries.
Customers, partners and users will now have one single contact point for all Angenieux sales & service needs. Contact Band Pro online or at 1-888-BAND-PRO.
The Optimo Primes Series is another joint effort by Band Pro Film & Digital Inc., Jebsen Industrial Technology Co LTD, and Thales LAS France SAS.
The first Optimo Primes going to rental houses worldwide include Keslow Camera, Hand Held Films, Koerner Camera, TCS (USA), Beijing Hai Yang You Chuang Television & Culture Development Co Ltd (China), Camalot (Netherlands) and Ljud & Bildmedia (Sweden).