SIM Group—a leading supplier of production equipment, workflow and post-production solutions, with offices across the U.S., Canada and China—announces its merger with Tattersall Sound and Picture, a Toronto-based provider of sound editorial, ADR and mixing services to film and television productions. The move extends SIM Group’s reach into sound post-production and advances its goal of providing productions with end-to-end services from the camera to the screen.
“Tattersall is a wonderful, award-winning sound facility with a talented staff and a great roster of film and television clients,” says SIM Group President and CEO Rob Sim. “They are a perfect complement to the other companies in our group. As a SIM Group company, they will now have access to resources that will enable them to continue to grow and reach a wider range of clients.”
Tattersall Sound and Picture provides sound services for such television shows as Vikings (History), Penny Dreadful (Showtime), Reign (CBS), Saving Hope (Bell Media), Rock Icons (VH1) and Ride or Wrong (Disney). It has provided creative sound editing and mixing services on such recent films as Zoom, Hyena Road, and Beeba Boys.
As part of SIM Group, Tattersall Sound and Picture will continue to operate independently under its current name, management and staff. It will also work cooperatively as a key component of SIM’s Post-Production Division, alongside Bling Digital (production and post-production workflow solutions), Chainsaw (editorial and post-production finishing services) and Pixel Underground (editorial conforming, color grading and graphics). This will allow the company to offer comprehensive post-production solutions that, when packaged with other SIM Group companies, including SIM Digital (camera rentals) and PS Production Services (grip and lighting rentals), results in an end-to-end solution for television and motion pictures.
“Our clients benefit from this alliance through streamlined service,” says Tattersall Sound and Picture founder Jane Tattersall. “They can come to one team for all their sound and picture needs.”
Tattersall added that the alliance will also help her company tap further into the U.S. market by aligning with SIM Group facilities in Los Angeles, New York City and Atlanta. “It allows us to compete on par with the biggest players in sound,” she says.
Tattersall Sound and Picture co-founder Lou Solakofski, a re-recording mixer, noted that the two companies have been exploring the possibilities of an alliance for several months. “We’ve teamed up on quotes for several projects and every time there has been contact, it’s been good,” he says. “We admire the way SIM works.” Solakofski notes that several SIM companies were founded, like Tattersall Sound and Picture, by owner-operators and so they share a common culture that values excellence in artistry and customer service.
Tattersall Sound and Picture and SIM Group have been friendly colleagues for many years. “We share a common culture of innovation, excellence and customer service,” Tattersall says. “Our alliance with SIM ensures a stable and long-term future for our business, which benefits our clients, our employees and the industry we serve.”