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CSS Studios Boosts Hollywood Presence

Hollywood, CA (May 29, 2009) CSS Studios has completed upgrades to its two stages at Todd AO Hollywood, one of which will be home to three

 Mike Minkler
Hollywood, CA (May 29, 2009)–CSS Studios has completed upgrades to its two stages at Todd-AO Hollywood, one of which will be home to three-time Academy Award-winner Michael Minkler.

“Mike Minkler is one of the most talented and accomplished re-recording mixers working today,” said Robert C. Rosenthal, president of CSS Studios. “Mike’s decision to move to the freshly upgraded Stage 1 is a crucial step in fortifying Todd-AO’s dominant position in Hollywood’s high-end feature film market and part of a broader strategy to respond decisively to the evolving needs of our clients.”

Todd-AO has just completed the installation of two Euphonix System 5 dual-operator consoles in Hollywood. Minkler is mixing Quentin Tarantino’s “Inglourious Basterds” at the facility, together with re-recording mixer Tony Lamberti.

“CSS Studios and Todd-AO are committing a significant amount of resources to support Minkler and the Hollywood facility,” said Rosenthal. “Minkler’s presence in Hollywood allows us to provide filmmakers with exclusive access to top-tier creative talent, regardless of where they want to work–all seamlessly, inter-connected with the expansive creative and technical resources of the CSS Studios group.”

“I am very pleased to have the opportunity to work on Todd-AO’s historically significant Stage 1 in Hollywood,” said Minkler. “Following the recent upgrades to the feature film re-recording stages, Todd-AO Hollywood is an extremely attractive environment for filmmakers. “

The company did not offer any announcements regarding who will be selected to fill its high-end Stage 1 at Todd-AO West in Santa Monica, which Minkler vacates after a 15-year run. Minkler’s tenure at Todd-AO West included Academy Awards for “Dreamgirls” (2006) and “Black Hawk Down” (2001). Minkler’s Academy Award-winning work on “Chicago” (2002) was performed at CSS Studios’ Sound One facility in New York.

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