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Levels Audio Post Announces Emmy Nominations

Levels Audio founder Brian Riordan

Photo: Damon Kidwell

Levels Audio, a leading independent audio post-production facility in Hollywood founded by producer/engineer Brian Riordan (pictured), announces a combined nine Emmy Nominations for exceptional collaborations on American Idol (Fox), Flight of the Conchords (HBO) and the 81st Annual Academy Awards (CBS). Riordan and his team at Levels Audio received the nominations on behalf of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for excellence in providing outstanding sound mixing for projects spanning the reality, comedy and variety categories.

Riordan and Levels Audio received Emmy Award nominations in the categories Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy Or Drama Series (Half-Hour) and Animation (Flight of the Conchords, HBO); Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Variety Or Music Series Or Special (six nominations; American Idol, Fox; and 81st Annual Academy Awards, CBS); and Outstanding Sound Mixing for Nonfiction Programming (two nominations; American Idol, Fox).

“It’s an absolute honor for the entire Levels team to be recognized by the Academy,” says Riordan. “We’ve had an opportunity to collaborate with some of the most brilliant individuals in the business and the end result is something we’re all very proud of.

“We are incredibly thrilled with the outcome of this year’s nominations,” Riordan adds. “It is certainly wonderful to receive accolades from your peers for all of your hard work. It is simply an honor.”

Levels Audio is located at 1026 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood, Calif., 90038. For more information, visit Also, be sure to watch the Mix TV video “Inside the Levels Audio Post Studio Complex” and read Mix’s August 2009 cover story on Levels Audio.

The Emmy Awards will be presented in Los Angeles on September 20. For a complete list of nominees, visit