In Todd-AO news, J.R. DeLang announced the promotions of Richard Hassanein to executive vice president of Todd-AO Studios (West, East and Scoring Stage); Steve Mullinix to VP/general sales manager of Todd-AO Studios (East and West); Tyson Colt to VP of operations at Todd-AO Studios West; Duke Lim to director of operations for Todd-AO Studios; Matthew Sawelson to director of sales for Todd-AO Studios and Todd-AO West; and Ron Ward to manager of editorial and transfer departments for Todd-AO Studios...In AMS Neve news, that brings Todd-AO's total to five DFCs; the company has also sold a 180-channel DFC to Berliner Synchron, one of Germany's leading film mixing facilities, and one to Skywalker Sound, bringing the worldwide total to 25. Meanwhile, Reel Time Recorders of Halifax, Nova Scotia, has added an AMS Neve AudioFile 98 24-bit system to its editing/mixing facility...Consoles are going in all over: SSL recently sold a 64-channel Avant digital console to Jack-son, a leading French film re-recording facility...Soundtracs, which has now sold eight DPCII digital boards to the New York Media Group, has also delivered two DPCIIs to BSkyB's Isleworth facility in England...Tell-A-Vision Post of Hollywood has put a Panasonic DA7 into its redesigned audio bay...New Century Productions of Allentown, PA, purchased a 60-channel Calrec Q2 analog board for its TV truck...And Euphonix keeps selling its CS3000B broadcast boards, with sales to KCBS in Hollywood, KCNC of Denver, KNSD of San Diego, KNVX of Phoenix and WTXF of Philadelphia...The new Four Seasons Media Productions of St. Louis has networked its Pro Tools 24 MIX systems throughout the facility...Pacific Sound Services, the audio post division of LaserPacific Media, has upgraded its WaveFrame systems to the 24-track 408-Plus...Late last year, Image Group Post of NYC put in a combo Fairlight FAME, MFX3 Plus and MediaLink server system. Across the pond, M2 Television of London put the OMF capabilities of its FAME system to use on The First Snow of Winter, an animated 30-minute film for the BBC...Hollywood Recording Services created the voice for this past year's holiday toy sensation, FURBY...Digital Sound & Picture of Los Angeles has finished the edit and mix of Robert Altman's latest, Cookie's Fortune, as well as Shirley MacLaine's directorial debut in Bruno...In San Francisco, independent filmmaker Werner Herzog returned to The Outpost for picture editing and full audio services for his latest documentary, The Wings of Hope...At DubeyTunes in SF, Hunter Pipes designed and mixed "Rapunzel," a PSA for the Arizona Department of Public Health, and Vance Walden mixed recent Gap and Birkenstock spots...Down in the SF ad district, One Union engineer Eric Eckstein designed and mixed a series of spots for EA Sports...Up in Seattle, Bad Animals hooked up with talent in Singapore studio Opuz for live ISDN sessions, then reversed the direction of the patch and sent voice to HBO Malaysia. EDNet facilitated the hookups. Meanwhile, Steve Lawson, Bad Animals president and a voice-over talent since 1974, has introduced FriendlyVoice. com, a demo package on the Internet, 45 rpm disc and CD...Finally, 615 Music of Nashville has put up an all-new version of its Web site (www. 615music.com) and entered into a partnership with Liquid Audio for delivery of high-quality samples from its 60-CD library.
In Todd-AO news, J.R. DeLang announced the promotions of Richard Hassanein to executive vice president of Todd-AO Studios (West, East and Scoring Stage);