Dolby Laboratories' Production Services Group was instrumental in 38 prerelease
digital screenings of Miramax's new movie, Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over, the company
During a two-week period in July when Miramax presented digital previews
of Spy Kids 3-D in 38 North American cities, Dolby's Production Services
Group installed the company's cinema audio processors (the Dolby® CP650 Cinema Processor
or DMA8 Digital Media Adapter) for 5.1-channel PCM playback, and provided engineering
services for the alignment of each theatre's audio system.
In addition, the Production Services Group handled preliminary site surveys and
audio alignment for seven existing digital cinema installations in large markets.
A total of 15 Dolby engineers from the company's New York, Los Angeles, and San
Francisco offices handled this assignment.
"Our friends at Miramax wanted the best presentation possible for the Spy
Kids 3-D screenings and Dolby was happy to provide the best possible digital
audio in each venue," said Brad Hohle, Director, East Coast Production Services,
Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over took in $32.5 million this past weekend, making
it the number one box office draw.
About Dolby Production Services Group
Dolby Production Services offers a variety of services to the entertainment industry,
including audio production for the global cinema business, system installation and
content loading services for digital cinemas, audio and video mastering and verification,
and print and screen monitoring. In addition, Dolby offers the broadcasting industry
similar quality assurance services—from audio mastering to complete station commissioning
for audio signals—as more and more TV productions are mixed and delivered in multichannel
The Dolby Production Services Group has over 75 sound and cinema experts available.
Of these, 55 work out of Dolby offices in Los Angeles, New York, and Wootton Bassett,
England, while the remaining 20 are based in major entertainment cities around the