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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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06.18.18
Great compilation of photos from a movie screening event in Courthouse Square on the Lot. This location and others are a fun way to see your favorite film! ๐ŸŽฌโœจ #weekendrepost #events #studioservices #universallotevents ใƒปใƒปใƒป#Repost @thejsherman Just screened Back To The Future in Courthouse Square on the Backlot at Universal... Big thank you to management for making this a memorable Summer Kickoff!!! So grateful!! Wow... can't believe that just happened!!!#backtothefuture #courthousesquare #hillval
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06.15.18
Have you seen the EMMY Magazine issue with Jennifer Lopez? Here are some cool behind-the-scenes shots from her cover shoot. Check out a full video of the day on our Facebook Page - link in bio. ๐Ÿ“ธ๐Ÿ’ฏโ€ผ๏ธ #jlo #emmys #magazine #covershoot #fbf #stage
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06.14.18
Happy Flag Day! Universal Property is stocked up with their flag inventory. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ #props #flags #flagday #property #studioservices
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06.13.18
Patiently waiting for their stylists. ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ‘š๐Ÿ‘•๐Ÿ‘–๐Ÿ‘”๐Ÿ‘— #costuminglife #wardrobe #stylist #mannequin #studioservices
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06.12.18
Absolute pleasure hanging out with Vanessa Johnston, Lamp Dock Foreman on the Lot! Vanessa shows us around the Set Lighting department in todayโ€™s Insta-Story...they are a busy group! ๐ŸŽฌ๐Ÿ’ก #lighting #setlighting #studioservices #universalstories #foreman
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06.11.18
A groovy living room vignette showcased in Universal Property. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ›‹ #furniture #props #livingroom #property #studioservices
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06.10.18
โ€œAction!โ€...filmmaking in progress on NY Street. ๐ŸŽฌ๐ŸŽฅ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿผ #weekendrepost #ny #fog #smoke #specialeffects ใƒปใƒปใƒป#Repost @anglerproductions Art Department going off. #๊ด‘๊ณ  #์ดฌ์˜ #์—˜์—์ด #ํ”„๋กœ๋•์…˜ #tvc #tvcf #production
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06.08.18
The Lot has been busy with press and marketing events, promo shoots and more to support the upcoming premiere of โ€œJurassic World Fallen Kingdomโ€. Weโ€™re excited! @jurassicworld will be in theaters June 22nd! ๐Ÿฆ–๐ŸŽฌ๐Ÿฆ• #studiolife #events #production #fbf #flashbackfriday
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