Michael and Christian Minkler Culver City, CA (January 26, 2015)—Father and son re-recording mixers Michael and Christian Minkler have joined the growing roster at Sony Pictures Post Production Services.
The Minklers, who mixed the current Columbia Pictures release Concussion in Sony Pictures’ Burt Lancaster Theatre, have been working at the studio since last year, but are now on a formal basis. The pair previously mixed Insurgent on the Sony lot and recently collaborated on The Hateful Eight.
“The name Minkler is synonymous with excellence in sound,” says Sony Pictures Post Production Services’ Tom McCarthy. “We are thrilled to welcome these two exceptional artists to the Sony Pictures family and look forward to working with them on many memorable and inspiring projects.”
Michael and Christian Minkler are part of a family of Hollywood sound talent extending four generations. Michael’s grandfather Darrell was a movie sound pioneer who contributed to the development of Vitaphone. His father Don was a re-recording mixer whose credits included Easy Rider and Five Easy Pieces.
Michael Minkler is a three-time Academy Award-winner (11 nominations) with more than 250 motion pictures to his credit. He was awarded Oscars for Black Hawk Down, Chicago and Dreamgirls, and won the Cinema Audio Society’s Career Achievement Award in 2006. He has worked alongside many of the world’s finest directors, including Quentin Tarantino, Ridley Scott, James Cameron, Christopher Nolan, Francis Ford Coppola and George Lucas.
Christian Minkler began his career with Skywalker Sound and got his big break as a mixer on Oliver Stone’s Natural Born Killers. Other notable credits include Independence Day, The Alamo, August: Osage County, Ride Along and the television series Bloodline. He received a BAFTA nomination for Babel.
Christian Minkler says that joining Sony Pictures also affords the resources and space to experiment with emerging sound technologies: “We’ve set up our own cutting room where we can work out ideas for upcoming shows, and try out new software and sound tools.”
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