Our Contributors


Bryan Cahill

Bryan Cahill began his career in San Diego as the mixer on a documentary in Mexico with then-President Jimmy Carter. He moved to Los Angeles in 1990 and currently serves as Production Sound Administrator at Loyola Marymount University.


James Delhauer

James Delhauer was born in Southern California and never made it very far from home. Since 2014, he has worked as a television engineer specializing in Pronology’s mRes platform. He joined Local 695 because he desperately needed friends.


Simon Hayes AMPS CAS

Simon Hayes mixed his first feature film at twenty-seven years old in 1997. Since then, he has mixed more than fifty-five features in a career that has spanned twenty-two years.

He is a great believer of early collaboration between sound production and post. Simon is passionate about the creative process and enjoys teaching and passing on his experience to film students whenever possible between movies.


Richard Lightstone CAS AMPS

Richard began his career in Montreal, and continues to mix in Los Angeles. He is the co-editor of Production Sound & Video, served on the Executive Board of Local 695, and President of the Cinema Audio Society for two terms.


Jim Tanenbaum CAS SMPTE Life Member

Jim’s half-century-plus career runs from Avatar to Zodiac, The House Of. Not wanting to “take his secrets to the grave,” he teaches at Local 695, UCLA, USC, AES, Art Center of Design, and in China, Japan, and Viet Nam. He writes articles for Production Sound & Video, The Coffey Files, and Mix.


Jennifer Winslow

Jennifer has been a member of Local 695 since 1990 and is currently serving as an Executive Board member and Trustee. A Utility Sound Technician and Boom Operator, some of her feature credits include Problem Child, Lone Star, and Be Cool. Her work in TV includes Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Chicago Hope, and Dear White People.