CULVER CITY, CALIF.—Continuing to grow its
sound department, Sony Pictures Post Production Services has added
award-winning re-recording mixers Steve Pederson and Daniel J. Leahy to its
creative staff. Pederson and Leahy have worked as a team on a number of motion
picture projects, including the Antoine Fuqua film The Equalizer, which, as independents, they mixed on Sony Pictures’
Cary Grant Stage last year. They are currently mixing Fuqua’s latest film, Southpaw on the Sony lot. Upcoming
projects include HBO’s True Detective
and Fuqua’s remake of The Magnificent

“The arrival of these two talented sound artists is part of
our commitment to remain the finest sound post production facility in Southern
California,” said Tom McCarthy, Executive Vice President, Sony Pictures Post
Production Services. “Steve and Dan are consummate pros who have been doing
great work for many years. We are very excited to have them join the Sony
Steve Pederson and Daniel J. Leahy

Pederson and Leahy each has more
than 100 feature films to his credit. Pederson’s career includes tenures at
Universal Studios, Warner Bros. and Todd-AO. He won an Academy Award for Best
Sound in 1996 for Apollo 13 (shared
with Rick Dior, Scott Millan and David MacMillan), alongside one other Academy
Award, three BAFTA and two Emmy Award nominations. His many credits include Rock of Ages, The Blind Side, Hall Pass and
Schindler’s List.

Leahy’s career spans 30 years and
includes work at Todd-AO, Warner Bros., and Universal Studios, and as an
independent. He won Emmy Awards in 2010 and 1999 for The Pacific (shared with Michael Minkler and Andrew Ramage) and The Rat Pack (shared with Michael C.
Casper and Felipe Borrero), respectively. Other notable credits include The Boy Next Door, Olympus Has Fallen, Training
and The Fast and the Furious.
One of his first credits as Re-Recording Mixer came on Back to the Future.

Commenting on their decision to
join Sony Pictures, Leahy said, “We’ve developed an excellent relationship with
Tom and his people, and are excited to join the team. It’s a great
Pederson added that he and Leahy
were impressed by how Sony has grown and modernized its sound facilities. “While the creative concepts
of our craft haven’t changed through the years, the way we achieve those
concepts has changed dramatically,” he explained. “Sony has embraced changing
technology without losing sight of the basics that keep filmmakers confident
they’re being taken care of. To work in a progressive department that sits on a
historic movie studio lot in a great Westside location made it an easy choice.
We’re very happy to be here!”
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