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Larry Ellena
Larry Ellena

Larry Ellena got his start at Mary Tyler Moore Productions. While finishing up college at CSU Northridge he was able to work summers and holidays as a prop maker on shows like WKRP in Cincinnati, Hill Street Blues and St. Elsewhere. From there his interest in film, particularly the area of sound, began to take form. In the summer of 1981 he went to work on The Lou Grant Show as a second boom and cable utility person. Soon after that CBS and Mary Tyler Moore Productions merged to form CBS/MTM Studios where a position in the Sound Transfer Department became available. There Ellena would eventually become department head and be in charge of two shifts. As the studio grew there were more opportunities to branch out and learn new things. At night he recorded the audience shows including Newhart and eventually spent 8 years with Seinfeld.

In 1992 Mary Tyler Moore Productions ceased to produce TV shows and CBS regained control of the studio. After the reorganization, changing technology diminished CBS’s interest in post production. CBS then let Todd AO take over all sound post on the lot. In 1997 Ellena went to work for Todd AO full time and helped establish their Sit-Com Department. At one point they were delivering at least 8 Sit-Com episodes per week for network and cable outlets.

Once Todd AO was acquired by Ascent Media, Ellena was invited to join the Universal Studios Sound in 2005 and help establish a Sit-Com sound department. He now is the Director, Television Sound Services, BluWave Audio. He is a member of the Motion Picture Editors Guild Local 700 and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

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11.21.17
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11.20.17
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11.19.17
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11.15.17
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11.15.17
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11.14.17
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