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Industry mourns sound industry mainstay Paul Rodriguez
Paul Rodriguez
  • LOS ANGELES
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Motion picture and television sound executive Paul Rodriguez passed away September 26 in Los Angeles of cardiac arrest following a brief hospitalization. He was 65. 

Rodriguez was president of South Lake Audio Services and VP of audio services and development at Roundabout Entertainment in Burbank where he oversaw postproduction sound for projects including HBO’s Westworld. He was also a long-time board member of the Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) and served as its treasurer for eight years. He produced the organization’s annual MPSE Golden Reel Awards ceremony. 

An active member of the professional sound community for more than 30 years, Rodriguez served in executive, sales and creative capacities at Todd-AO/Soundelux, Wilshire Stages, 4MC and EFX Systems. He was also co-owner of the Eagle Eye Film Company, a supplier of picture editing systems. He joined Roundabout Entertainment in 2015. Known for his infectious humor and gregarious personality, Rodriguez was a tireless ambassador for the art of entertainment sound and enjoyed universal respect and affection among his industry colleagues and friends.  

“Paul will be remembered for the energy, wisdom and true dedication he gave to the sound industry,” said Tom McCarthy, MPSE president. “His passing leaves a great void on our board and in the hearts of our members.”

Rodriguez is survived by his son Hunter, daughter-in-law Abbie and granddaughter Charlie; daughter Rachael and son-in-law Manny Wong; daughter Alexa and her partner James Gill; his former wife, Catheryn Rodriguez; and several sisters.
A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 3, at Montrose Church, 2409 Florencita Drive in Montrose, Calif. Donations in Rodriguez’s name may be made to Montrose Church, Best Friends Animal Society or Alzheimer’s Association.