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Greg P. Russell began his career at T.T.G. Recording Studios in 1977 as an assistant recording engineer on several hit television shows, including The Love Boat, Charlie's Angels, Hart to Hart, Vegas, and Fantasy Island. In 1981, Greg moved to Evergreen Studios, where he worked with such artists as Neil Diamond, Al Stewart, Heart, and Ringo Starr, among many others. In 1983, he transitioned from recording engineer to re-recording mixer at B&B Sound Studios. During Greg's tenure at B&B he mixed fifty-five feature films, including the original movie Hairspray for John Waters, and numerous television shows, earning him two Emmy nominations and one win.

In 1988 Greg took his passion of mixing to Warner Brothers, and within a year received his first Academy Award nomination for Sound Mixing on Ridley Scott's Black Rain. While at Warner Brothers, Greg mixed such films as Tequila Sunrise, The Bodyguard, The Usual Suspects, Steel Magnolias, Star Trek IV, Point Break, and Stargate, to name a few.

In 1995, Greg moved to Sony Studios, where he's mixed some of Hollywood's biggest blockbusters and earned Oscar nominations for his work on The Rock, Con Air, Armageddon, The Mask of Zorro, The Patriot, Pearl Harbor, Spider-Man, Spider- Man 2, Memoirs of a Geisha, Apocalypto, Transformers 1, 2 and 3, and the spy-thriller Salt starring Angelina Jolie.

In 2012 Greg was the first talent hired by Technicolor for their new post-production facility on the Paramount Studio lot. In the first year he was nominated for the 23rd Bond film Skyfall directed by Sam Mendes.

Over the past 32 years Greg has collaborated with some of the most talented director's in Hollywood. The list includes Michael Bay, Sam Raimi, Ron Howard, Tony Scott, Ridley Scott, Sam Mendes, James L. Brooks, Phillip Noyce, William Friedkin, Tim Burton, Kathyrn Bigelow, Barry Sonnenfeld, Barbara Streisand, Mel Gibson, Rob Marshall, Gabrielle Muccino, Jon Turteltaub, Rob Riener, Carl Riener, Paul Verhoeven, Diane Keaton, Adrian Lyne, Roland Emmerich, Martin Campbell, Bryan Singer, Jonathan Mostow, Richard Donner, John Avildsen, Herbert Ross, Harold Becker, Jonathan Lynn, Robert Towne, John Waters, Michel Gondry, Simon West, Ron Underwood, Dominic Sena, Lawrence Kasden and Nicolas Meyer.

With over 200 films to his credit and 16 Oscar nominations under his belt, Greg is one of the most well respected sound mixers in the industry.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Christine Russell Evolution Music Partners

Greg has mixed more than 190 feature films and has been nominated for 17 Academy Awards(TM), 11 Cinema Audio Society awards, two BAFTA and two Emmys, with one Emmy win. Greg is excited about the new evolution of the Euphonix console with the Eucon protocol - and is thrilled to provide filmmakers with the ability to review color timing and VFX's approval from the Technicolor at Paramount sound facility.

Greg's favorite gear at work is the fully-automated Digital Re-recording Console, while outside of work he's also a fan of just about everything from Apple. His artistic influences include the many talented mixers he's worked with as well as his first boss, the gifted recording engineer Ami Hadani.

Among Greg's favorite films is Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), and though he appreciates the heroics of Indiana Jones, his real hero is his dad. When not at work, he enjoys hanging out with his family and skiing fresh powder.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Jwelch5742

Trivia (3)

He's been nominated for 16 Academy Awards for Sound Mixing.
The day before the ceremony took place, the Academy decided to rescind Russell's co-Oscar nomination for Sound Mixing (for the film 13 Hours (2016)). The decision was made because Russell violated Academy campaign regulations, since he contacted voting members to make them aware of his work on the film and his nomination. However, campaign regulation prohibit telephone lobbying. Russell shared his nomination with Gary Summers, Jeffrey J. Haboush and Mac Ruth, who all remained eligible for the award.
After his previous re-recording mixer collaborator, Kevin O. Connell won for Sound Mixing in 2016, Russell became the new record holder for most Academy Award nominations without a win at 16 nominations.

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