Hollywood, CA (October 17, 2013)—Todd-Soundelux has reached an agreement to extend the lease term by 10 years for its Todd-AO West facility, located at Lantana in Santa Monica, also creating Soundelux West in a new adjacent space.
Todd-AO West consists of five mixing stages, one ADR stage, one Foley stage and a number of production offices and editorial rooms. Todd-AO West has recently completed significant technical upgrades to its stages, and services a variety of feature film and television projects, including titles such as Iron Man 3, Last Vegas, Lone Survivor, Nashville and HBO’s Girls.
The new Soundelux West sound editorial space will house some of the company’s most respected creative talent, including supervising sound editors Wylie Stateman and Peter Brown.
“Todd-AO and Soundelux are both equally critical to our strategic plans to further enhance our position as the destination of choice for post production sound services,” said David F. Alfonso, owner of Todd-Soundelux. “Our extended and expanded presence in the Westside creative community signals a tangible and meaningful commitment to providing content creators with a strong, full-service creative and technical sound partner.”
“The Todd-AO West location at Lantana is a time-tested facility which has repeatedly proven itself capable of rising to meet the evolving demands of projects of any size and complexity,” said Dennis Mahoney, a partner at Empire Investment Holdings, the parent company of Todd-Soundelux, who, along with Mark Robinson and Arlene Sommer of Cushman & Wakefield, led the company’s negotiations with building owner Jamestown. “Both the teams at Jamestown and Cushman & Wakefield understand our rigid operational demands and have demonstrated great sensitivity to our unique needs, providing strong and responsive leadership in support of our efforts to successfully expand our footprint to build a new Westside location for Soundelux.”
The lease extension agreement provides a commitment to make a series of significant investments in physical and technical upgrades, as the company seeks to further revitalize its facilities and deploy innovative updates to its proprietary workflows.