About Mel Lambert
Mel Lambert is intimately involved with production industries on both sides of the Atlantic. He is a 30-year member of the UK’s National Union of Journalists. He can be reached at mel.lambert@content-creators.com.

When They Hear Us: Creating the Period-Specific Soundtrack for a Tragedy of Justice

June 7, 2019

The Netflix four-part miniseries When They See Us, which dropped May 31, was originally called Central Park 5. That working title identifies the overarching plot trajectory: The notorious case of five teenagers of color who were wrongly convicted of raping a white female jogger in New York, and which resulted in the use of the term “wilding” to describe out-of-control gang activity. The revised title better reflects the fate of the young people unjustly ensnared in the criminal justice system by embracing their humanity and not their politicized role. […]

A Sonic Odyssey: Sound Editors Share Their Personal Effects Library

March 26, 2019

The Odyssey Collection: Complete is a library featuring more than 100,000 sound effects in close to 300 categories. The library was created from sound editors Mark Mangini and Richard L. Anderson’s private archive built-up over 30 years of working in the feature film and TV post-production industries. […]

Oscar-Worthy Sound Editors

February 10, 2019

As on previous occasions, the 91st Academy Awards nominees in the Best Sound Editing category covered a number of noteworthy narratives, from the hidden but advanced kingdom of Wakanda, through a biopic of a 1970s rock ensemble […]

American Soundtrack Story

August 17, 2018

The world of episodic TV and cable has been experiencing some major challenges during recent seasons. As appointment viewing transitions to more on-demand streaming and even binge-watching, there is a pressing need to deliver increasingly innovative and enveloping soundtracks for a wider range of offerings. […]

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