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September 9, 2009
VETERAN FOLEY ARTIST GARY HECKER JOINS TODD-AO After 16 years at Sony Pictures Entertainment, Hecker’s move to Todd-AO reunites him with many artists he’s worked with in the past. His career includes three Golden Reel Awards, most recently in 2006 for War of the Worlds, and more than 20 Golden Reel nominations. He has also contributed to several films that have garnered Academy Awards or Academy Award nominations for sound, including Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, War of the Worlds, Road to Perdition and Memoirs of a Geisha.

Hecker is also well known for creating special voices for films, including Godzilla in the 1998 remake.  He also did voice work for the aliens featured in 1996’s Independence Day, and supplied vocal elements for Seabiscuit, 300, Shrek and Mighty Joe Young.

At Todd-AO, he will serve as supervising Foley artist. In addition to film work, Hecker will seek to grow the studio Foley department.