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Soundelux is an audio post production company based in Hollywood, California. Soundelux is currently a member of the TODD-SOUNDELUX group of sound companies.
The post production services company provides audio services to clients working in feature films. Soundelux supervising sound editors, sound designers and sound editors have earned nominations and honors from the Academy Awards, Emmy Awards, British Academy Awards and Golden Reel Awards.
Lon Bender and Wylie Stateman founded Soundelux in 1982. In 1991 they partnered with Tony Miceli, David Kneupper and John Miceli to create the Soundelux Entertainment Group. Together they continued developing addition business units such as Showorks Entertainment, Modern Music, Soundelux DMG, The Hollywood Edge, MTS Cinema Services and Soundelux Microphones.
On June 9, 2000, Liberty Media Group acquired the post production and sound business of Soundelux Entertainment Group for $90M cash, a deal that replaced one agreed to in July 1999 for stock then valued at $70.3M. The purchase also included Soundelux’s location-based entertainment and theater design business, which was excluded in the earlier agreement.
In 2002, Liberty Media Group rebranded itself as Ascent Media Group. The move was made to raise the company’s profile in Hollywood. At the same time, the company was split into three divisions: Ascent Media Creative Services, Ascent Media Network Services and Ascent Media Management Services. Soundelux is part of the Creative Services division, along with Todd-AO, Riot, Company 3, Method, Encore, Level 3 and POP.
In October 2008, the Creative Sound Services group broke away from Ascent Media Group and the Discovery Holding Company to create CSS Studios, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Discovery Communications. The services of CSS Studios are marketed under the brand names Soundelux, Todd-AO, Sound One, POP Sound, Modern Music, Soundelux Design Music Group and The Hollywood Edge. CSS Studios maintains facilities in Los Angeles and New York.
On September 19, 2012, Empire Investment Holdings announced it had acquired CSS Studios, LLC. 
In January 2013, CSS Studios announced it would rename the company as TODD-SOUNDELUX.
Soundelux offers sound supervision, sound design and sound editorial for feature films. The company also boasts a library of unique sound effects that includes 400,000 original tracks.
Until 2010, Soundelux operated a facility in London. Much like its U.S.-based operations, Soundelux London was a sound design and editing facility. Eddy Joseph, the facility’s leading creative force, has been nominated for multiple BAFTA and MPSE Awards. His work on the James Bond film Quantum of Solace earned him an Academy Award nomination. In 2009, Joseph was awarded Best UK Film Sound Editor/Designer at the UK Screen Sound Awards.
Soundelux audio professionals include:
- Andrew DeCristofaro
- Anna MacKenzie
- Becky Sullivan
- Branden Spencer
- Dave McMoyler
- Harry Cohen
- Kelly Oxford
- Lon E. Bender
- Mike D. Wilhoit
- Paul Aulicino
- Peter Brown
- Tom Bellfort
- Victor Ennis
- Wylie Stateman
Notable Industry Recognition
The audio professionals working out of Soundelux have earned hundreds of notable industry nominations and awards. Here are some highlights:
|2013||Academy Award||Best Sound Editing||Won||Skyfall||Per Hallberg, Karen Baker Landers|
|2013||Academy Award||Best Sound Editing||Nominated||Django Unchained||Wylie Stateman|
|2013||BAFTA Award||Best Sound||Nominated||Skyfall||Per Hallberg, Karen Baker Landers, Scott Millan, Gregg Russell, Stuart Wilson|
|2013||BAFTA Award||Best Sound||Nominated||Django Unchained||Wylie Stateman, Michael Minkler, Tony Lamberti,
|2012||Emmy Award||Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series||Won||Game of Thrones, Blackwater||Peter Brown, Kira Roessler, Tim Hands, Paul Aulicino, Stephen P. Robinson, Vanessa Lapato, Brett Voss, James Moriana, Jeffrey Wilhoit, David Klotz|
|2012||Academy Award||Best Sound Editing||Nominated||Drive||Lon Bender, Victor Ray Ennis|
|2011||Academy Award||Best Sound Editing||Nominated||Unstoppable||Mark Stoeckinger|
|2010||Emmy Award||Outstanding Sound Editing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special||Won||The Pacific, Part Five||Tom Bellfort, Benjamin Cook, Daniel S. Irwin, Hector Gika, Charles Maynes, Paul Aulicino, John C. Stuver, David Williams, Michelle Pazer, John Finklea, Jody Holwadel Thomas, Katie Rose|
|2010||Academy Award||Best Sound Editing||Nominated||Inglourious Basterds||Wylie Stateman|
|2010||Academy Award||Best Sound Editing||Nominated||Star Trek||Mark P. Stoeckinger, Alan Rankin|
|2010||BAFTA Award||Best Sound||Nominated||Star Trek||Mark P. Stoeckinger, Peter J. Devlin, Andy Nelson, Anna Behlmer, Ben Burtt|
|2009||Academy Award||Best Sound Editing||Nominated||Wanted||Wylie Stateman|
|2008||Academy Award||Best Sound Editing||Won||The Bourne Ultimatum||Karen M. Baker, Per Hallberg|
|2008||BAFTA Award||Best Sound||Won||The Bourne Ultimatum||Karen M. Baker, Per Hallberg, Kirk Francis, Scott Millan and David Parker|
|2007||Academy Award||Best Sound Editing||Nominated||Blood Diamond||Lon Bender|
|2006||Academy Award||Best Sound Editing||Nominated||Memoirs of a Geisha||Wylie Stateman|
|2005||BAFTA Award||Best Sound||Won||Ray||Karen M. Baker, Per Hallberg, Steve Cantamessa, Scott Millan, Greg Orloff, Bob Beemer|
|2005||Emmy Award||Outstanding Sound Editing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special||Won||The Life and Death of Peter Sellers||Anna MacKenzie, Tim Hands, Geoffrey G. Rubay, James Mather, Victoria Brazier, Zack Davis, Laura Lovejoy, Richard Ford, Felicity Cottrell, and Ruth Sullivan|
|2004||BAFTA Award||Best Sound||Nominated||Kill Bill: Volume 1||Wylie Stateman, Michael Minkler, Myron Nettinga and Mark Ulano|
|2003||Emmy Award||Outstanding Sound Editing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special||Nominated||Live from Baghdad||Glenn T. Morgan, Ben Wilkins, Jon Title, Greg Hedgepath, Lisle Engle, Jon Mete, Daniel S. Irwin, Larry Kemp, Michelle Pazer, Scott Sanders, Frederick H. Stahly, Kelly Oxford, James Bladon, Diane Marshall and Michael J. Broomberg|
|2003||Academy Award||Best Sound Editing||Nominated||Road to Perdition||Scott Hecker|
|2002||BAFTA Award||Best Sound||Nominated||Black Hawk Down||Karen M. Baker, Chris Munro, Per Hallberg, Michael Minkler, Myron Nettinga|
|2002||BAFTA Award||Best Sound||Nominated||Shrek||Lon Bender, Andy Nelson, Anna Behlmer, Wylie Stateman|
|2001||BAFTA Award||Best Sound||Won||Almost Famous||Michael D. Wilhoit, Jeff Wexler, Doug Hemphill,
Rick Kline, Paul Massey
|2001||BAFTA Award||Best Sound||Nominated||Gladiator||Ken Weston, Scott Millan, Bob Beemer|
|2001||BAFTA Award||Best Sound||Nominated||The Perfect Storm||Wylie Stateman, Keith A. Wester, John T. Reitz,
Gregg Rudloff, David E. Campbell, Kelly Cabral
|2000||BAFTA Award||Best Sound||Nominated||American Beauty||Scott Martin Gershin, Scott Millan, Bob Beemer,
Richard Van Dyke
|2000||Emmy Award||Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series||Nominated||The Others: Eyes||Harry Cohen, Mace Matiosian, Ruth Adelman, Guy Tsujimoto, Jivan Tahmizian, Diane Griffen, Zane D. Bruce and Michael J. Broomberg|
|2000||Emmy Award||Outstanding Sound Editing||Nominated||The Devil’s Arithmetic||Anna MacKenzie, William H. Angarola, Mike Marchain, Robert Guastini, Cindy Rabideau, Ray Spiess, Rick Hinson and Warren Smith|
|1999||Academy Award||Best Sound Effects Editing||Nominated||The Mask of Zorro||Dave McMoyler|
|1999||Emmy Award||Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series||Nominated||Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Lover's Walk||Anna MacKenzie, Cindy Rabideau, Robert Guastini, Mark Cleary, Mike Marchain, William H. Angarola, Rick Hinson, Ray Spiess, Fernand Bos, Zane D. Bruce and Joseph T. Sabella|
|1999||Emmy Award||Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series||Nominated||The Sopranos: I Dream Of Jeannie Cusamano||Anna MacKenzie, Ray Spiess, William H. Angarola, Robert Guastini, Benjamin Beardwood, Mike Marchain,
Rick Hinson, Bruce Swanson, Mark Cleary, Cindy Rabideau, Kathryn Dayak, Zane D. Bruce and Joseph T. Sabella
|1999||Emmy Award||Outstanding Sound Editing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special||Nominated||A Soldier's Sweetheart||Anna MacKenzie, William H. Angarola, Rick Hinson, Raymond E. Spiess III, Cindy Rabideau, Mike Marchain, Jason Lezama, Robert Guastini, Ray Spiess, Ron Finn, Christopher Moriana and Katie Rowe|
|1999||Emmy Award||Outstanding Sound Editing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special||Nominated||Houdini||Anna MacKenzie, William H. Angarola, Rick Hinson, Ray Spiess, Mike Marchain,
Skip Adams, Robert Guastini, Cindy Rabideau, Jeanette Surga, Zane D. Bruce and Joseph T. Sabella
|1998||Academy Award||Best Sound Effects Editing||Nominated||Face/Off||Mark P. Stoeckinger, Per Hallberg|
|1998||Emmy Award||Outstanding Sound Editing||Nominated||Beauty and the Beast:||Scott Marin Gershin, Anthony Mazzei, Robert Mackston, Steve Dutkovich, Dave Weathers, David Hankins and Don Sanders|
|1998||Emmy Award||Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series||Nominated||The Visitor: Pilot||Anna MacKenzie, Cindy Rabideau, Mark Cleary, Rick Hinson, Raymond E. Spiess III, Ray Spiess, Robert Guastini, William H. Angarola, Jay B. Richardson, James Moriana and Michael J. Broomberg|
|1998||Emmy Award||Outstanding Sound Editing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special||Nominated||Creature||Anna MacKenzie, William H. Angarola, Ray Spiess, Rick Hinson, Cindy Rabideau, Robert Guastini, Mark Cleary, Jason Lezama, Mike Marchain, Raymond E. Spiess III, Steve Bissinger, Aaron Martin, Ellen Heuer and Craig Ng|
|1996||Academy Award||Best Sound Effects Editing||Won||Braveheart||Lon Bender, Per Hallberg|
|1996||BAFTA Award||Best Sound||Won||Braveheart||Lon Bender, Per Hallberg, Brian Simmons, Andy Nelson, Scott Millan and Anna Behlmer|
|1994||Academy Award||Best Sound Effects Editing||Nominated||Cliffhanger||Wylie Stateman, Gregg Baxter|
|1993||BAFTA Award||Best Sound||Won||JFK||Wylie Stateman, Tod A. Maitland, Michael D. Wilhoit, Michael Minkler and Gregg Landaker|
|1993||BAFTA Award||Best Sound||Nominated||The Last of the Mohicans||Lon Bender, Simon Kaye, Larry Kemp, Paul Massey, Doug Hemphill, Mark Smith and Chris Jenkins|
|1991||Emmy Award||Outstanding Sound Editing for a Miniseries or a Special||Won||Son of the Morning Star||Dave McMoyler, G. Michael Graham, Joseph Melody, Richard S. Steele, Mark Steele, Gary Macheel, Charles R. Beith Jr., Mark Friedgen, Dan Luna,
Michael J. Wright, Bob Costanza, Christopher Assells,
Bill Bell, Scott A. Tinsley, Phil Jamtaas, Andre Caporaso, Stephen Grubbs, Kristi Johns, and John Caper Jr.
|1990||Academy Award||Best Sound||Nominated||Born on the Fourth of July||Wylie Stateman, Michael Minkler, Gregory H. Watkins and Tod A. Maitland|
|1989||Emmy Award||Outstanding Sound Editing for a Miniseries or a Special||Won||Lonesome Dove||Dave McMoyler, Joseph Melody, Mark Steele, Richard S. Steele, Michael J. Wright, Gary Macheel, Stephen Grubbs, Mark Friedgen, Charles R. Beith Jr., Scott A. Tinsley, Karla Caldwell, George B. Bell, G. Michael Graham, Kristi Johns, Tom Villano and Jamie Forester|
|1989||Emmy Award||Outstanding Sound Editing for a Miniseries or a Special||Nominated||Steal the Sky||Dave McMoyler, Joseph Melody, Mark Friedgen, G. Michael Graham, Gary Macheel, A. David Marshall, Diane Marshall, Mark Steele, Rusty Tinsley, Scott A. Tinsley, Charles R. Beith Jr., Christopher Assells, Kristi Johns and Allan K. Rosen|
|1988||Emmy Award||Outstanding Sound Editing for a Miniseries or a Special||Nominated||Earth Star Voyager||Dave McMoyler, Joseph Melody, Rusty Beith, Dino Dimuro, Golden Felton, Mark Friedgen, G. Michael Graham, Lenny Jennings, A. David Marshall, Greg Schorer, Scott A. Tinsley, Michael C. Gutierrez, John Mick, Mark Steele and Gary Macheel|
|1986||Emmy Award||Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series||Nominated||Airwolf: Eagles||Michael D. Wilhoit, Gene Corso, Michael H. Ford, Hector C. Gika, Donlee Jorgensen, Asher Yates, Ernesto Mas and Gene L. Gillette|
|1986||Emmy Award||Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series||Nominated||Misfits of Science: Deep Freeze||Michael D. Wilhoit, Kyle Wright, Bruce Bell, Barney Cabral, Phil Haberman, Mark Hollingsworth, Donlee Jorgensen, Jimmy Ling, Bernard F. Pincus, Vern Shaw, Bruce Stambler, Richard Marx and Laurie Higgins Tobias|
|1985||Emmy Award||Outstanding Film Sound Editing for a Limited Series or a Special||Nominated||Space||Lon Bender, Wylie Stateman, Terry Lynn Allen, David Bartlett, Jill Demby, John Duffy, Cameron Frankley, Avram D. Gold, Randy Kelley, Elliot Koretz, Bobbe Kurtz, Cliff Latimer, Mark P. Stoeckinger, Joseph A. Mayer, Stan Gilbert and Stephen M. Rowe|
|1985||Emmy Award||Outstanding Film Sound Editing for a Series||Won||Miami Vice, Brother’s Keeper||Michael D. Wilhoit, Charles E. Moran, Bruce Bell, Victor B. Lackey, Ian MacGregor-Scott, Carl Mahakian, John Oettinger, Bernard F. Pincus, Warren Smith, Bruce Stambler, Kyle Wright, Paul Wittenberg and Jerry Cohen|
|1985||Emmy Award||Outstanding Film Sound Editing||Nominated||Airwolf: Firestorm||Michael D. Wilhoit, Gene Corso, Donlee Jorgensen, Gary Mundheim, Bob Newlan, Asher Yates, Barney Cabral and Gene L. Gillette|
|1984||Emmy Award||Outstanding Film Sound Editing for a Series||Won||Airwolf||Michael D. Wilhoit, Sam F. Shaw, Michael H. Ford, Donlee Jorgensen, Mark Roberts, Breck Warwick, Bob Weatherford, Nicholas Vincent Korda, Gene L. Gillette|
Soundelux Design Music Group
Soundelux Design Music Group (DMG) was established in 1985 by Stateman, Bender and Scott Martin Gershin and is still headed up by Gershin. The company specializes in sound for video games, commercials, new media, and experience-based environments.