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Profile:Tom Fleischman/Sound Mixer/ Oscar Win/5 Nom/ Hugo

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Was born and raised in New York City, the son of legendary film editor Dede Allen and television documentary writer/producer/director Stephen Fleischman. Although Tom began his career in 1969 as an apprentice film editor, it was not until he went to work for Image Sound Studios in 1971 that he became truly interested in sound. At Image Sound he began by cataloging and creating a sound effects library and recording sound effects and foley. In 1973 Tom joined Trans/Audio Inc. where he worked in the transfer department and was given the opportunity to begin mixing under the tutelage of the well respected New York re-recording mixer Richard Vorisek. In 1979, he mixed his first commercial feature film, Jonathan Demme's "Melvin And Howard", and in 1981 he and Dick Vorisek were nominated for an Academy Award for Best Sound for their work on Warren Beatty's, "Reds. In 1985 Tom moved to Sound One where he continued to develop long-term working relationships with many illustrious directors, including Martin Scorsese, Jonathan Demme, Spike Lee, Barbet Schroeder, John Sayles, Warren Beatty, Oliver Stone, and Ron Howard. Over the next twenty years Tom earned Academy Award nominations for Demme's, "The Silence of the Lambs" (1991), Martin Scorsese’s “Gangs Of New York”(2002) and “The Aviator” (2004) for which he also won the Cinema Audio Society award for Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Television Series. Tom has also won an Emmy Award for Scorsese’s documentary, “Bob Dylan: No Direction Home”, and in 2011 was nominated for an Emmy for the HBO television series “Boardwalk Empire”. Tom was most recently recognized by the Academy with his 5th Oscar nomination for “Hugo”.You can email your questions to 123filmeasy@gmail.com Link: www.123FilmEasy.com. Follow us on Twitter @123Film

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