SIDE can announce more key hires for the launch of our new Los Angeles studio on 27 February 2017. Brendan Dane and James Battley will be joining as Sound Engineers and Nick Lanza has been appointed as Production Manager. Brendan Dane is an audio professional and multi-instrumentalist with 16 years’ experience in all aspects of audio production. With previous roles as a studio recording engineer and producer to the live sound engineer for multiple Washington sports teams, to his tenure as the Senior Audio Engineer and Dialogue Mixer at a post-production house in Los Angeles, Brendan brings a rich mix of skills and talent to the LA team. James Battley acted as Sound Engineer at SIDE London for four years on some of the games industry’s biggest franchises including as Lead Sound Engineer on The Witcher 3. He also recorded the star-studded cast of Squadron 42 during motion capture. He came to SIDE and the video game world from a background in television, mixing audio and working across production and post-production for BBC London’s factual programs department. He looks forward to bringing SIDE London’s tried and tested formula for success to the new studio in LA. Nick Lanza has spent the last four years working in the world of voiceover at Atlas Talent Agency in Los Angeles. With a background in talent management and casting for video games, commercials, promos, and animation, Nick brings to SIDE LA his unique and intimate knowledge of the industry as well as a real passion for high quality voice production. Dane, Battley, and Lanza will join previously announced hiresTodd King,Business Development Manager, and renowned games industry veteran Jacquie Shriver, Head of Studio. “We are thrilled to have secured such exceptional talent for our new LA studio,” said Andy Emery, Senior Director, Global Audio. “With our teams established in London, Shanghai and now LA, we have a unique turnkey solution providing the skills, infrastructure and reach to deliver global audio services that meet and exceed the needs of our clients. I am confident Brendan, James, Nick and the rest of the team will bring their combined skills and knowledge together to enrich SIDE and guarantee the success of our first US venture. We’re all extremely excited about this new chapter for our company.” SIDE LA will be located at 1042 Princeton Drive in the Marina Del Rey area of the city.