Chief Operating Officer
Duke Hartman sets and executes strategy for the company’s technical plant, production operations, and financial division. In 2010, Duke was responsible for lease and build-out of High Noon’s Denver operation within its 32,000 square foot facility, complete with forty Avid edit suites, three finishing suites, two audio post suites, and three HD Graphic Art suites. In 2013, he supervised High Noon’s LA design and construction of its 8,500 square foot office and post facility.
Hartman’s depth and experience on the technical side is significant. Prior to High Noon, he contributed to the redesign and physical light-switch transition of Denver NBC KUSA-TV. He has also participated in the acquisition and construction of the Colorado Ballet headquarters in downtown Denver. Before, co-founding High Noon in 1997, Duke was Director of Network Operations for Liberty Media's Intro Television cable network. In the 1980s and early 90s, Duke was Production Manager for Denver NBC affiliate KUSA-TV, where he spent 18 years as a staff Producer/Director. Raised in Baltimore, he received a B.A. in communication arts from the University of Dayton and a M.A. in documentary film from Ohio University.
Duke currently serves on the Advisory Board of various arts organization in Colorado and since 2007 he has been on the Board of Trustees of Colorado Ballet, currently serving as Co-Chairman of the Board.