Burbank, CA – May 9, 2017 – Cast & Crew Entertainment Services, the premier provider of technology-enabled payroll and production-management services to the entertainment industry, today announced the promotion of Kousha Vaziri to Vice President of Products. In this expanded role, Vaziri will continue to lead the development and maintenance of Cast & Crew’s suite of payroll applications products.
With more than 15 years of experience in the entertainment technology industry, Vaziri brings extensive experience and expertise in the areas of joint application development, benchmarking, capacity planning and project control. Prior to joining Cast & Crew, Vaziri served as SAG-AFTRA’s National Director of Enterprise Applications & Support, directing its complete portfolio of product, residual and financial applications.
“Over the past few years, Kousha has helped us immensely in accomplishing many milestones for our company, and I’m pleased to recognize his contribution, dedication and service that will continue to be a major contributing factor of driving our technology-enabled product development,” said Eric Belcher, President and Chief Executive Officer of Cast & Crew. “We’re delighted by the continued enthusiasm of our Products team and its unwavering commitment to provide the best-in-class digital solutions for our clients.”
In his four years with Cast & Crew, Vaziri has been a consistent bridge between the company’s product development and technology departments. One of his recent achievements was leading the complete implementation and delivery of the company’s HTG (hours-to-gross) application, delivering it to market on schedule and with success.
“We have built incredible teams here at Cast & Crew and it is their combined and integrated efforts that are responsible for our success in this area,” he said. “I am truly excited to take part in the continued success at Cast & Crew. With the recent acquisitions of CAPS and Final Draft, I’m looking forward to the complete consolidation of our teams so we can provide even greater support and expertise for the company’s digital product rollout.”
About Cast & Crew
Cast & Crew Entertainment Services, LLC (www.castandcrew.com) is the premier provider of technology-enabled payroll and production-management services to the entertainment industry. Cast & Crew’s services include payroll processing, residuals processing, workers’ compensation services, labor relations, production incentives and production tax credit financing. Cast & Crew’s PSL production accounting software is the industry-leading accounting application serving the needs of the film, television and digital media industries. The company was founded in 1976, and its corporate headquarters are in Burbank, California. In 2015, Silver Lake became the controlling shareholder of Cast & Crew with a goal of helping the company achieve its next phase of growth.
About Silver Lake
Silver Lake is the global leader in technology investing, with about $39 billion in combined assets under management and committed capital and a team of approximately 100 investment and value creation professionals located in Silicon Valley, New York, London, Hong Kong and Tokyo. Silver Lake’s portfolio of investments collectively generates more than $140 billion of revenue annually and employs more than 300,000 people globally. The firm’s current portfolio includes leading technology and technology-enabled businesses such as Alibaba Group, Ancestry, Broadcom Limited, Cast & Crew, Ctrip, Dell Technologies, Fanatics, Global Blue, GoDaddy, Motorola Solutions, Red Ventures, Sabre, SoFi, SolarWinds, Symantec, and WME│IMG. For more information about Silver Lake and its entire portfolio, please visit www.silverlake.com.