CULVER CITY, CA — Sony Pictures Entertainment has announced the retirement of Tom “Tommy” McCarthy, executive vice president of post production facilities for SPE. Over the course of his 32-year career at SPE, McCarthy led the studio’s sound editorial and mixing departments, built SPE’s reputation as a premiere destination for post production services, and created an environment where creative talent could thrive.
McCarthy was a sound editor on such classic television shows as How The West Was Won, CHIPs, and Logan’s Run. In 1992, he won an Academy Award in Sound Editing for Bram Stoker’s Dracula. He is also a recipient of a British Academy Award (BAFTA) for Out of Africa, and an MPSE Golden Reel Award for the television movie Doll Maker.
“Tommy’s contributions to SPE and the impact he’s had on the industry and those who have been fortunate enough to work with him are immeasurable,” says Jon Hookstratten, EVP of administration & operations, Sony Pictures. “He and his team have created a culture which reflects the absolute best in the business. For this reason, I am happy to announce that Kimberly Jimenez has been promoted to senior vice president of post production services. Kimberly is a 30-year veteran in the post sound industry. She came to Sony in 2018 with deep experiences leading post sound teams, including those at NBC Universal, Soundelux and Todd-AO, where she started in the billing department and elevated to the position of senior vice president of sound editorial services. I look forward to seeing Kimberly’s continued leadership and commitment to our best-in-class post production team and facilities.”