Technicolor Hires Oscar-Honored Theatrical Sound Re-recording Mixers Scott Millan and Greg Russell

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July 13, 2011
Team to launch Technicolor’s new theatrical mix stages at Paramount Studios; Set to open in Fall 2011

Paris (France) & Hollywood (California) – July 13, 2011 – Technicolor (Euronext Paris: TCH) today announced the hiring of Scott Millan and Greg Russell as Technicolor’s new theatrical sound mixing and re-recording team, to be located at Technicolor’s new sound mixing-stages located at Paramount Studios. Millan and Russell have both amassed impressive credits as re-recording mixers over the last three decades, with a combined 22 career Oscar™ nominations and four wins for Millan. Millan and Russell recently teamed up to handle re-recording on Salt, for which they received Oscar nominations.

Their hiring is timed to the launch of Technicolor’s new theatrical sound post-production facility located in the middle of the Paramount lot, and built to Technicolor specifications.  The new team of Millan and Russell will further advance Technicolor’s commitment to directors, producers, studios and indie productions alike by providing the industry’s best talent and creative support.

Stated Claude Gagnon, President of Technicolor Creative Services, “Scott and Greg are both wonderfully talented, and as a team, they were the ideal choice as the first hires for our new Paramount theatrical sound post-production operations. Our intent is to surround Scott and Greg with world-class support in service of the Los Angeles motion picture and broadcast production community. We’re thrilled with their decision to join Technicolor.”

“The entire production team at Paramount could not be more thrilled about the announcement of Scott Millan and Greg Russell leading the Technicolor sound facility here on our lot,” said Adam Goodman, President, Paramount Motion Picture Group. “Having talent of their caliber as part of the creative process is an exciting opportunity for both Paramount features and the entire production community who will use the facility.”

“The opportunity to partner with these two historical companies makes this one of the most exciting ventures in my career.  It's a great honor to join Greg and this team, and have the opportunity to contribute to its success,” stated Scott Millan.

“I'm very excited about the opportunity to team up with Scott at the brand new Technicolor facility on the Paramount lot.  Technicolor has built an amazing facility and I'm proud and excited to be a part of it,” stated Greg Russell.

Scott Millan is the recipient of four Academy Awards™ for Best Achievement in Sound Mixing, including The Bourne Ultimatum; Ray; Gladiator and Apollo 13.  His other Oscar nominations include Salt; Road to Perdition; Braveheart and Schindler’s List.  Millan’s other credits include Source Code; Secretariat; Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps; Nine; Knocked Up; The Passion of the Christ; and A League of Their Own.  Millan recently completed Captain America: The First Avenger.

Greg Russell has been nominated for 14 Academy Awards™ for Best Achievement in Sound Mixing, for films including: Salt; Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen; Transformers; Apocalypto; Memoirs of a Geisha; Spider-Man 2; Spider-Man; Pearl Harbor; The Patriot; Armageddon; The Mask of Zorro; Con Air; The Rock; Black Rain.  Other films Russell has served include The Da Vinci Code; Glory Road; Terminator: Rise of the Machines; Starship Troopers; Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country; Point Blank; The Two Jakes; Internal Affairs and Tequila Sunrise.  Russell recently completed Transformers: Dark of the Moon.

The new Technicolor theatrical sound post-production facility at Paramount will allow for the consolidation of Technicolor’s Los Angeles-based broadcast post offerings, along with its ADR and Foley stages to now be located within a brand new, state-of-the-art environment – along with the newly constructed world-class theatrical mixing theatres.  The new facility will further advance Technicolor’s industry-leading “file-based” digital workflow solutions – connecting to other Technicolor facilities around the world by way of the Technicolor Production Network (TPN).  The new Los Angeles-based theatrical offering will also seamlessly connect downstream to Technicolor’s theatrical and broadcast versioning offering to the company’s feature and broadcast customers.  Broadcast and theatrical feature projects will begin towards the end of Q3, 2011.

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