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The L.A. Studios, Inc. Celebrates 25th Anniversary

(June 07, 2005)

The L.A. Studios, Inc., the nation's preeminent audio post-production company, celebrates its 25th anniversary this month with a panel discussion on Saturday, June 11th at the Below the Line EXPO at Raleigh Studios Hollywood in Los Angeles.  Focused on the role of audio in the creation of movies, television, commercials, video games and multimedia, the panel will feature experts in the field discussing the contribution of world class audio post production to the finishing process.

Founded in 1980, The L.A. Studios, Inc. has long been the creative community's top choice for audio post services.  The company has grown to become the largest, employee-owned audio post-production firm in the United States, operating three facilities in the Los Angeles area: LA Studios, Margarita Mix Hollywood and Margarita Mix de Santa Monica.  It has remained at the vanguard of audio post by constantly evolving its mission and services to meet the changing needs of its clients.

Hollywood heavyweights and Madison Avenue's biggest agencies regularly turn to The L.A. Studios, Inc.'s facilities for their highest profile projects such as the recent movies Shark Tale and Madagascar and Super Bowl ads for Ford and Honda.  Known for offering the industry's most accomplished engineers and best-in-class technology, the company is also acclaimed for its work on music videos, DVDs and video games.


"In today's instantaneous, visually-oriented world, newer is often misperceived as better.  However, one can only acquire the nuances required to perfect a mix after years of experience.  Our longevity is a testament to our ability to stay ahead of a fast moving curve," said Jesse Meli, President/CEO of The L.A. Studios, Inc.  "Resting on laurels is counter to our core values.  We are passionate about sound and creating an environment that is conducive to our clients accomplishing their goals quickly and comfortably."

Moderated by Geoff Nathanson, General Manager - Marketing and Strategy of Margarita Mix Hollywood, the panel will feature voiceover casting director Dawn Hershey, feature film post supervisor Brad Goodman, Marty Lipkin, former Creative Director at DDB, Los Angeles and J. Walter Thompson, Los Angeles and Margarita Mix de Santa Monica chief mixer Jimmy Hite.  The genesis for the panel was a series of articles penned by Meli over the past few years for SHOOT magazine on the immense contribution but undervalued reputation of audio


About The L.A. Studios, Inc.
The L.A. Studios, Inc. is the parent company of LA Studios, Margarita Mix Hollywood, and Margarita Mix de Santa Monica and is the largest employee-owned audio post-production company in the United States.  All three locations offer the industry's most accomplished mixers and best-in-class technology.
 
The internationally branded company is considered one of the preeminent sources for audio post by the advertising, entertainment and multi-media communities. Recent credits include the films Robots, Shrek 2 and SpongeBob Squarepants The Movie, as well as the breakthrough series of 5.1 ifilms for Amazon.com. The company also worked on the imaging for The Insider and Entertainment Tonight, and the voice recordings for the television shows Kim Possible, Lilo & Stitch, Maggie and Brandy and Mr. Whiskers.
 
Additionally, the company completed: commercials for Honda, Ford, Napster and Nike, music videos for Alicia Keys, The Black Eyed Peas, 50 Cent and Usher, and DVD Bonus features and promos for The Passion of the Christ, Ray, Collateral and The Motorcycle Diaries.


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