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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