Wylie Stateman

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Wylie Stateman
Occupation Supervising Sound Editor
Sound Designer
Entrepreneur
Years active 1980–present

Wylie Stateman is an American supervising sound editor. Stateman’s been nominated for multiple industry awards, including seven Academy Awards, four BAFTA Awards and 15 Motion Picture Sound Editor Awards. Stateman is the co-founder of post production sound services company Soundelux [1]

Early career[edit]

Stateman was introduced to the world of feature films in 1980, working as a sound editor on A Coal Miner’s Daughter.[2] Over the next five years, his name appeared on such films as Das Boot, TRON, and Footloose.[3]

Noteworthy Collaborators[edit]

Stateman regularly works with some of the most prominent film directors in the industry, including:

Oliver StoneSavages, W., World Trade Center, Alexander, Any Given Sunday, Nixon, Natural Born Killers, Heaven & Earth, JFK, The Doors, Born on the Fourth of July and Talk Radio.[3]

Quentin TarantinoDjango Unchained, Inglourious Basterds, Grindhouse: Death Proof, Kill Bill: Vol. 1 and Kill Bill: Vol. 2[3]

John HughesDennis the Menace, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, Curly Sue, Dutch, Only the Lonely, Home Alone, Christmas Vacation, Uncle Buck, She’s Having a Baby, Planes, Trans & Automobiles and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.[3]

Rob MarshallNine and Memoirs of a Geisha[3]

Cameron CroweAlmost Famous and Jerry Maguire[3]

Producer Credits[edit]

Stateman is credited as executive producer on the 2000 release ‘’True Rights’’ and the 1999 film The Dogwalker.[3]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Wylie Stateman has been nominated for 7 Academy Awards, 4 BAFTA Awards (1 win), 15 Motion Picture Sound Editors Awards (3 wins), an Emmy Award and a Satellite Award.[3]

Academy Awards
BAFTA Awards
  • 2004: Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (Best Sound) – Nominated
  • 2002: Shrek (Best Sound) – Nominated
  • 2001: The Perfect Storm (Best Sound) – Nominated
  • 1993: JFK (Best Sound) – Won
Motion Picture Sound Editors - Golden Reel Award
  • 2010: Inglourious Basterds (Best Sound Editing – Dialogue and Automated Dialogue Replacement) – Won[5]
  • 2009: Wanted (Best Sound Editing – Sound Effects and Foley) – Nominated
  • 2007: World Trade Center (Best Sound Editing – Sound Effects and Foley) – Nominated
  • 2007: World Trade Center (Best Sound Editing – Dialogue and Automated Dialogue Replacement) – Nominated
  • 2006: Memoirs of a Geisha (Best Sound Editing – Dialogue and Automated Dialogue Replacement) – Won
  • 2006: Memoirs of a Geisha (Best Sound Editing – Sound Effects and Foley) – Nominated
  • 2005: Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (Best Sound Editing – Sound Effects and Foley) – Nominated
  • 2005: Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (Best Sound Editing – Dialogue and Automated Dialogue Replacement) – Nominated
  • 2005: Troy (Best Sound Editing in Foreign Features) – Nominated
  • 2004: Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (Best Sound Editing – Sound Effects and Foley) – Nominated
  • 2003: We Were Soldiers (Best Sound Editing – Sound Effects and Foley) – Nominated
  • 2002: Shrek (Best Sound Editing - Animated Feature Film, Domestic and Foreign) – Nominated
  • 2001: The Perfect Storm (Best Sound Editing – Sound Effects and Foley) – Nominated
  • 2000: For Love of the Game (Best Sound Editing – Dialogue and Automated Dialogue Replacement) – Nominated
  • 1990: Born on the Fourth of July (Best Sound Editing – Sound Effects) – Won
Emmy Awards
  • 1985: Space (Outstanding Film Sound Editing for a Limited Series or a Special) – Nominated
Satellite Awards
  • 2004: Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (Best Sound) – Nominated

Entrepreneur[edit]

In addition to his film work, Stateman has been an active entrepreneur with a handful of sound related businesses. Along with partner Lon Bender, Stateman has hand in starting Liberty Livewire Audio, Signet Soundelux Studios, Vine Street Studios, Soundelux Media Labs, Modern Music and a leading sound effects library known as The Hollywood Edge.[6]

A 2005 article in Mix magazine reported that Stateman was serving as the executive vice president of the Creative Sound Services group and as a supervising sound editor at Ascent Media Group.[7]

Stateman, Bender and Hugh Waddell created VocalStream — a company posed to produce and distribute audio content read by professional voice talents and sent out via client-branded players, in 2007.

In 2008, Stateman and Bender launched Store-Stream, an Internet company created for end users where they can store their media libraries, create unique media players and send them out to friends or clients.

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] New York Times, 31 July 1998
  2. ^ Stateman mixes wide mix, David John Farinella, Variety Magazine, 12 January 2010
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h [2] IMDB
  4. ^ "The 62nd Academy Awards (1990) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved 2011-10-17. 
  5. ^ MPSE Announces Winners of 2010 Golden Reel Awards, Staff Report, Mix Magazine, 22 February 2010
  6. ^ [3] The Hollywood Edge: the EFX-Music Package, Staff Report, Mix magazine, 1 December 2002
  7. ^ [4] Ascent Media Group Announces Staff Changes, Mix Editors, Mix Magazine, 6 December 2005

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