|Issue: Audio - June 2007
WILDFIRE OPENS AT FORMER WILSHIRE STAGES
LOS ANGELES - Sound mixer Chris David and sound designer
Leslie Shatz have partnered to form Wildfire Studios, a 15,000 square foot
studio formerly occupied by Wilshire Stages. The owner/operators have a
multimillion-dollar investment plan in place to remodel and upgrade the
facility and are collaborating with Hollywood Intermediate to offer digital
intermediate services, in addition to sound design, editorial, mixing and picture
David and Shatz have each worked on over a hundred major
motion pictures. David was nominated for an Academy Award for sound mixing on Legends
of the Fall, and has been nominated for
five MPSE Golden Reel Awards. Shatz won the prestigious Prix Vulcaine, the
Technical Grand Prize, at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival for his sound design on
Gus Van Sant's Last Days. He was
also nominated for both an Academy Award and the MPSE Golden Reel Award for his
work on The Mummy.
Shatz recently finished sound design on Van Sant's Paranoid
Park, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. David mixed Abel Ferrara's
Go Go Tales, which also screened at Cannes.
Currently in house at Wildfire Studios is Todd Hayne's Bob
Dylan biopic, I'm Not There for Killer
Films. Next up is Jason Reitman's Juno for Mandate Pictures.