Robert Rosenthal to Lead Technicolor’s Sound Services

He previously served as president of CSS Studios, which encompasses sound brands including Todd-AO and Soundelux.

Robert Rosenthal has been named to the newly-created position of vp, sound services for U.S. theatrical, broadcast and games content at Technicolor Creative Services. He begins his new role on December 3 and will work out of the Technicolor sound facility at Paramount Studios that launched in late 2011.

Rosenthal most recently served as president of CSS Studios, which encompasses sound companies Todd-AO, Soundelux, Sound One, POP Sound, Modern Music, Soundelux Design Music Group and The Hollywood Edge. He held this role since 2008 when CSS Studios was formed as a subsidiary of Discovery Communications, and served through October of this year, which was shortly after CSS was acquired from Discovery by Empire Investment Holdings.

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Technicolor Creative Services president Claude Gagnon told The Hollywood Reporter that Rosenthal's role reflects the company’s strategy to grow its theatrical sound services.

Rosenthal will oversee Technicolor's new sound facility at Paramount Studios. With a focus on theatrical sound, the veteran team includes Scott Millan and Greg P. Russell (Skyfall), and Anna Behlmer and Terry Porter (upcoming Jack Reacher).

In addition to the Paramount-based facility, Rosenthal will manage Technicolor’s two Burbank-based sound operations, one for broadcast and one for games.

Said four-time Oscar winner Millan of Rosenthal in a written statement: "He is a leader who is universally respected and admired, with a unique relationship to A-list talent within the postproduction sound community."

Before CSS was formed, Rosenthal, served for five years as chief operating officer of Ascent Media Group’s audio division, which then managed the group of sound companies that later became CSS. He also held positions at companies incuding PolyGram Filmed Entertainment and MGM/UA Entertainment Group.