February 4, 2009


The four artists often collaborate on film projects and made the decision to join CSS Studios because of the company's focus on sound, breadth of sound resources, and talent base. "We want to work in an environment where we are surrounded by other talent whom we respect," notes Mangini. "We have competed with CSS Studios' talent in the past, but we have always admired the integrity of their work."
Gibbens and Anderson are currently supervising sound editorial for Universal Pictures' The Wolf Man, directed by Joe Johnston. Mangini recently completed work on Che for director Steven Soderbergh. Simpson's most recent project was Imagine That, the soon-to-be-released Eddie Murphy comedy, directed by Karey Kirkpatrick.

Mangini and Anderson were among the founders of Weddington Productions, which became Technicolor Sound Services after its purchase by Technicolor in 2003. Mangini has worked in film sound for more than three decades. Among his many credits as a sound supervisor are Die Hard 3, Star Trek IV, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, The Fifth Element, The Green Mile and as a re-recording mixer on Kafka, D-War, American Teen, and Che.

Anderson has been a supervising sound editor since 1976, with credits on Star Trek: The Motion Picture and Raiders of the Lost Ark (for which he received an Academy Award), and, more recently, Madagascar, She's the Man and Shrek the Third.
Simpson began his career as a picture editor in the trailer department at Universal Pictures and made the transition to sound editing through Weddington. He worked for some time at Soundelux before returning to Weddington in 1990. His notable credits include Hardball, Training Day, Tears of the Sun, The Ring Two, Shooter and The Mist.

And Gibbens has worked in sound since 1986 and earned his first credit as supervising sound editor on the 1992 film Glengarry Glen Ross. His credits since then include Six Days Seven Nights; Girl, Interrupted; Jurassic Park III; and Hidalgo.

PHOTO: Richard L. Anderson (left) and Mark Mangini.