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Ha! That's Dean Devlin with Tim Hutton. Final Cut Studio is the professional version of Final Cut Express.
When the special effects guys had their panel someone asked them what technology they used. Basically the answer was Macs.... The tech geeky graphics guy (who I loved!!!) said basically "Apple Rules."
I have a whole bunch of photos from that panel as well as from the writers panel. I may just upload those someday.
Update: I wanted to capture a bit of the text from the source article here:
Go behind the scenes of “Leverage,” and you’ll get an equally forward look at an inside job. Taking a page from his own script, “Leverage” Executive Producer and consummate industry insider Dean Devlin has created the show’s first 13 episodes entirely within the walls of Electric Entertainment, his full-service production shop, using a completely self-contained digital post workflow anchored by Final Cut Studio.
"We do the entire show in Final Cut Studio," says Devlin, who also runs Electric Entertainment. "We shoot on the Red One camera, bring it back on hard drives, and put it in our Xsan. Then every department here pulls off those servers whether it's for digital effects, sound effects, sound mixing, picture editing, color correction, everything. And it never leaves our building. This is all able to happen because of Final Cut Studio."
I admit I knew nothing about the creators/producers/writers of Leverage prior to attending the con, but after hearing them talk on several panels and especially after seeing them fill time for 2 hours and keep in interesting...I'm starting to fangirl these guys. I just now checked out Devlin's IMDB entry. He was the producer on Independence Day, Stargate, The Patriot... I'm impressed. Plus I love how his studio is so self contained.