Los Angeles, CA (June 30, 2008)–Re-recording mixer Rick Ash has joined Widget Post, Los Angeles. Ash, who has won three Emmy Awards, most recently for his work on HBO Films’ Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee last year, arrives from Todd-AO where his credits include more than 100 feature films.
At Widget, Ash will work out of a state-of-the-art mixing theater equipped with a 96-fader Neve Gemini console. His current projects include The Lonely Maiden, an independent film starring Morgan Freeman, Christopher Walken and William H. Macy, and The Code, a Mimi Leader film featuring Morgan Freeman and Antonio Banderas. He recently completed the mix for Bustin’ Down the Door, a documentary about surfing, for director Jeremy Gosch.
“Rick is one of the top talents in Hollywood and we are thrilled to have him join our team,” said Widget CEO Anne-Marie Slack. “He brings a lot of passion and imagination to his work and shares our deep commitment to the craft of sound.”
Ash is best known for his work in independent films, documentaries and long-form television. His indie credits include Little Miss Sunshine, Running with Scissors and Monster’s Ball. He has a long-standing relationship with HBO Films, where, in addition to Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, his projects have included Lackawanna Blues, The Life and Death of Peter Sellers, Warm Springs and Live from Baghdad. The latter two also brought him Emmy Awards.
Ash got his start while still a teenager, working as a runner for the legendary rock group, The Band. He went on to become an engineer for the group and helped to record albums by them as well as other artists, including Eric Clapton and Van Morrison. He became involved in mixing for television and film through Glen Glen Sound and joined Todd-AO when it acquired Glen Glen in 1986.