Molinare has appointed Sven Taits and Tom Corbett as Re-Recording Mixers.
With over 30 years of re-recording mixer experience, Taits joins Molinare following a four-year stint at Lipsync Post, with recent credits including Fisherman’s Friends: One and All, Save the Cinema, and The Loneliest Boy in the World. Starting his career in music, Taits worked his way up from Tape Operator to Engineer, before working for legendary producer Tony Visconti, eventually becoming Bryan Ferry’s Sound Engineer for several years. Since attending film school and moving into audio for the screen, Taits has delivered sound mixing on a wide range of blockbuster films, focusing heavily on the action, comedy, and drama genres.
Spending his careers as both a freelance and in-house Mixer, Taits’ notable credits include Bird Box, Layer Cake, and Fantastic Mr Fox. His work on The Constant Gardener earned him his first BAFTA nomination for Best Sound in 2006, and he has also received nominations for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing at the Golden Reel Awards and Best Sound Design in a Feature Film at the New Zealand Film and TV Awards.
Aside from his extensive work in film, Taits has worked across a series of television productions across drama and comedy, including Channel 4’s Coalition and MTV’s Sleeping with the Family.
Corbett joins Molinare from Formosa, following a 12-year run at The Farm as Senior Re-Recording Mixer, before the company became part of the Streamland Media Group. Over this time, Corbett racked up a roster of credits across scripted television, collaborating on the likes of This Time With Alan Partridge, Avoidance, The Dectorists, and All Creatures Great and Small.
His work on Worzel Gummidge saw him win the RTS Craft and Design Award in the Sound – Drama category.
Nigel Bennett, CEO, Molinare comments, “2023 is truly Molinare’s year. As we celebrate our 50th anniversary, we have never been more determined and poised to continue the great work of previous generations while also achieving our ambitious growth plans. The appointments of Sven and Tom demonstrate just that. By building stellar teams working in first class facilities we’re ready to stay on top for the next 50. Tom and Sven embody the company’s core values, bringing care and creative brilliance to all their projects and clients. I am proud to see the audio department growing stronger and am excited to see the brilliant fruits of their labour.”
Taits adds, “Molinare has been at the forefront of Audio post-production for fifty years, so it is certainly great to be joining such a staple of the industry. It is known for hiring some of the best talent out there, so I’m looking forward to collaborating with impressive names in the Audio industry as well as working with some really exciting clients.”
Corbett continues, “I’ve always been aware of Molinare’s reputation for excellent post-production so I’m very excited to be joining such a well-regarded Audio team. Both the quality and range of work that Molinare produces are second to none, and I am looking forward to getting stuck in to varied and high-profile projects.”
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