A partnership between supervising sound editor Joe Schultz and Vortechs owner James Longeretta has established Waterman Sound, a new sound post house in Toluca Lake, CA, with facilities for sound design, editing and mixing and ADR for television and features.

ADR mixer Marilyn Morris, a Skywalker Sound veteran who was most recently at Dubbing Brothers in Burbank, will run the new facility’s ADR stage.

Joe Schultz, James Longeretta and Marilyn Morris.

From left: Joe Schultz, James Longeretta and Marilyn Morris.
Waterman Sound

The operation includes a 17-by-31-foot mix stage with a dual-operator Avid S6 console, Pro Tools HDX systems, and JBL 7.1 monitoring, along with an ADR stage that accommodates up to eight voice artists and two Pro Tools sound editing rooms. Dolby Atmos Home Theatre certification for the main mix stage is pending, Waterman Sound said.

The company said it will target both scripted and unscripted TV series as well as independent feature films. It will be able to offer end-to-end post-production service packages thanks to a cooperative relationship with Vortechs, which has 40 editing rooms in the same Riverside Drive building, as well as post facility The Foundation, located near the Warner Bros. lot in Burbank less than a mile away.

“We’re a boutique facility that offers flexibility and individualized attention often lacking in large studio operations,” Schultz says. “We cover every aspect of sound post — editorial, sound design, mixing, ADR — but because of our size we can be very accommodating to our clients’ budget and schedule considerations.”

Schultz, a former musician and luthier, is a three-time Emmy nominee for his work on Lost, part of a long relationship with Disney and ABC. Projects already completed at Waterman Sound include ADR for series The Good Place (NBC), Castle Rock (Warner Bros.), Blackish (ABC Studios) and What We Do in the Shadows (Fox) and feature vilms Charlie’s Angels and Jojo Rabbit. The facility also mixed The Loudest Voice for ShowtimeQueen America for Facebook and Once Upon a Time for ABC.

Waterman Sound: www.watermansound.com