(l-r) Ken Hahn and Bill Marino, founders and principles of Digital Cinema, LLC.
New York City (June 19, 2015)—Bill Marino and Ken Hahn, founders and principles of Sync Sound, have sold their Digital Cinema, LLC facility to Warner Bros.
Since opening in 1997, Digital Cinema, located in midtown Manhattan, has provided mixing and sound editorial services for feature film and television and is home to New York City's largest feature mixing stage.
The pair reportedly chose the name Digital Cinema almost 20 years ago in anticipation of the switch from magnetic sprocketed audio systems to digital audio in post-production. During the recent two-year collaboration, Marino and Hahn built out eight new sound design and picture editing suites, added an additional mix stage, ADR stage, and worked with Warner Bros. to re-equip the existing re-recording stage. Digital Cinema has provided sound facilities for numerous major motion pictures, including The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Into the Woods, Her and The Giver.
Marino and Hahn will continue to operate their flagship Sync Sound audio post production facility, which opened in 1984. Co-owner Ken Hahn said, "For over 30 years, Bill and I have had the privilege of collaborating with some of the most creative and talented people in the business of producing programing for television and features. We look at this as the beginning of a new chapter at Sync Sound." Current projects include Netflix's Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and FX's The Americans.
During the past decade, the Sync Sound neighborhood has seen a transformation from a warehouse district to a vibrant residential scene with an abundance of restaurants and a lively nightlife. Hahn commented, "The community changes around here have really invigorated our post-production business, but we also realize that our creative talent is as important as the latest technology. We encourage our clientele to draw on our talent pool for their projects here at Sync Sound or to take them off-site when it makes sense logistically."
Sync Sound, Inc.