Continuing to build its reputation as the go-to facility for ADR (dialog replacement) work in Philadelphia, Baker Sound Studios has handled assignments for several primetime TV show in recent months. The Baker team was excited to meet actor John Carroll Lynch (Fargo, The Drew Carey Show), who was in to work on an episode of the ABC medical drama Body of Proof. Actress Jaime Rey Newman (Eastwick, Eureka, Drop Dead Diva) brightened Studio A as she brought her talent to a recent episode of the NBC hit Grimm. And comedian/host Bert Kresicher had us in stitches as he described some of the worst moments vacationers have endured for The Travel Channel documentary When Vacations Go Bust.

In advertising news, Grammy-winning vocalist Patti LaBelle was back at Baker to lend her voice to ads sponsored by EPO Brands and XL Edge promoting Black History Month. Masterminds Advertising continues to produce stylish radio and TV for Firekeepers Casino (Battle Creek, MI), and the South Jersey-based agency's cutting-edge broadcast work for Boomtown Casino (Biloxi, MO) garnered a number of ADDY Awards at ceremonies held last week in Philadelphia. Congratulations also go out to our friends at Diccicco Battista Communications, whose work for The Original Canal's was honored with a Gold ADDY award. Meanwhile, Caspari McCormick has been camped out in our studios, producing a flurry of radio and TV ads for Jefferson Hospital, CarSense, Mystic Aquarium, Primo Hoagies, and Longwood Gardens. Allebach Communications produced new radio for Hatfield Quality Meats and Univest Bank, while the Phillies were back in the swing of things, putting the final touches on radio and TV ads for the upcoming 2012 baseball season. Go Phils!

Celebrating its twenty-fifth anniversary as Baker Sound’s music division this year, MONSTER TRACKS distinctive compositions are heard across the country and around the world. Recently, composer Chuck Butler penned an anthemic score for Hyundai with Hope Krosskove producing for Chris Mottola Consulting; Butler also created new versions of the familiar Jefferson Hospital theme under the direction of Caspari McCormick, and collaborated with Holton Sentivan + Gury to develop a fun piece for the new Crozer Medical Plaza at Brinton Lake in Glen Mills, PA. Working with The Star Group's Media & Marketing division, Butler brought Native American instruments and rhythms together with cutting-edge rock to produce a high-energy signature piece for Seneca Casinos in New York State. Butler then put his orchestration chops on display by collaborating with Oink Ink to turn the epic opening of Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana into a hilarious promo for The Big Bang Theory on TBS.

Baker Sound has also been busy adding to their audiobook credits. Engineer Jeff King has been named Baker’s official art expert after recording and editing Art: A Brief History for Pearson Audio. Jeff got to know bestselling author Lisa Scottoline and her daughter, Francesca Serritella, who joined us to record their new book, Best Friends, Occasional Enemies. Baker also hosted award-winning author Rachel Simon, whose recent popularity renewed interest in her 2002 memoir, Riding the Bus with my Sister.

Finally, Baker Sound was pleased to welcome producer/writer John Aglialoro and writer Brian Patrick O’Toole to record their commentary track for the DVD release of Atlas Shrugged: Part I, the film adaptation of Ayn Rand’s bestselling masterpiece. As they watched the film in Baker’s Studio A, Aglialoro and O’Toole discussed the challenges they faced in bringing Rand’s massive tome to the screen, and Aglialoro spoke about the relevance of the novel to the political and economic situation in the United States today.

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