Empire Acquires Seven Top Sound Facilities in North America

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Sat, 10/13/2012 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

Empire Investment Holdings has acquired CSS Studios from Discovery Communications. CSS Studios is a holding company that owns seven distinct businesses including the largest independent post-production sound company in North America. Through this acquisition Empire adds Todd-AO Soundelux Sound One Modern Music POP Sound Soundelux Design Music Group and The Hollywood Edge to its global portfolio. “The Empire team understands and respects the importance of these companies to the creative community ” said David F. Alfonso Empire's chairman and chief executive officer.  “We intend to protect and enhance the company’s unique value proposition and creative leadership as the preferred destination for some of the most important filmmakers of our time.” “Empire demonstrated a clear passion for the business and emerged as the right owner ” said Andrew Warren chief financial officer at Discovery Communications. “We look forward to partnering with the team at Empire as we focus on continuing to build on the body of award winning work created by the best talent in the industry ” said Robert C. Rosenthal president at CSS Studios. Our team is energized to begin working with the management team and the creative talent within each business said Alfonso. We will build upon the successes that the team of creative sound editorial and mixing talent has created over the years while promoting an environment that will continue to set the standard and produce award winning results.