44 Blue promotes trio into VP roles

Wahlburgers (pictured) producer 44 Blue Productions has three new VPs, with Mark Hamaguchi overseeing production management, Gina Becconsall managing post operations and PJ Donnelly tasked with post-production and technical services.
August 26, 2015

California-based 44 Blue Productions has three new vice presidents.

The Wahlburgers (pictured) producer has promoted Mark Hamaguchi to VP of production management, Gina Becconsall to VP of post operations and PJ Donnelly to VP of post-production and technical services.

Formerly director of production management, Hamaguchi will oversee all aspects of production management for the company’s slate of programs, including the upcoming HBO series Rock and a Hard Place – one of 20 projects in production. He joined the company in 2002 and has worked on more than 600 hours of programming.

Becconsall will continue to oversee post-production operations on all series and pilots. She joined  the company in 2005 and has overseen more than 500 hours of programming across 20 networks. She previously worked as director of post operations.

Finally, Donnelly will head up the construction and maintenance of 44 Blue’s new post department. He joined the company in 2002 and was most recently director of post and technical services. His credits include Pit Bulls and Parolees and the upcoming BET series According to Alex.

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