- Parent Category: Postproduction
- Category: Editing
- Published on Thursday, 01 July 2010 00:00
- Written by Deanna Dube
Founded by Helgar Pedrini in 1983, SPG Studios, Inc. began as a full creative production and postproduction company for the Hispanic market. Located in Burbank, Calif., SPG now provides audio post services for features films, TV series and miniseries, trailers and promos, documentaries and sports specials for big-name clients. Recent film and TV projects include Inception (starring Leonardo DiCaprio), Edge of Darkness (starring Mel Gibson), Sex and the City 2, The Blind Side and HBO’s “The Pacific,” “True Blood,” “Entourage” and “You Don’t Know Jack.” The company also serves several of the country’s biggest advertising agencies, developing highly celebrated Spanish-language campaigns for Coca-Cola, Goodyear, Southwest Airlines and many other clients. SPG has also produced a great deal of Spanish programming for HBO Español.
A sudden increase in business led SPG to construct four new ADR recording booths and one Dolby 5.1 mixing stage in a new facility blocks away from their original home. In addition to more office space, the company added an ADR mixing digital stage and a state-of-the-art theatrical 5.1 Dolby Surround mixing stage. SPG’s unmatched quality of service and impeccable reputation in the industry currently attracts clients like HBO, Warner Brothers, Sony/Columbia Pictures, Universal Pictures, Lifetime, Fox, Disney, Discovery, USA Network, BBC Worldwide Americas and Nickelodeon.
SPG provides top-notch ADR for film and television projects in several languages, including Latin American Spanish, Castilian Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, French, German, Italian and Japanese. The company has done foreign theatrical dubs for many films, including Happy Feet, Poseidon, Batman Begins and the Harry Potter franchise. SPG has since increased the rentals of their 5.1 and ADR Stages to outside clients to mix a wide range of film and TV projects for domestic and international distribution.
SPG recently became the first and only facility to provide Spanish programming for first-run network television shows like "The George Lopez Show" and "America's Most Wanted." The company is also well known for its unsurpassed quality and turnaround time in foreign language localization of multimedia products for some of the leading game software publishers.