Feb 2017

SIDE can announce more key hires for the launch of our new Los Angeles studio on 27 February 2017. Brendan Dane and James Battley will be joining as Sound Engineers and Nick Lanza has been appointed as Production Manager.

Brendan Dane is an audio professional and multi-instrumentalist with 16 years’ experience in all aspects of audio production. With previous roles as a studio recording engineer and producer to the live sound engineer for multiple Washington sports teams, to his tenure as the Senior Audio Engineer and Dialogue Mixer at a post-production house in Los Angeles, Brendan brings a rich mix of skills and talent to the LA team.

James Battley acted as Sound Engineer at SIDE London for four years on some of the games industry’s biggest franchises including as Lead Sound Engineer on The Witcher 3. He also recorded the star-studded cast of Squadron 42 during motion capture. He came to SIDE and the video game world from a background in television, mixing audio and working across production and post-production for BBC London’s factual programs department. He looks forward to bringing SIDE London’s tried and tested formula for success to the new studio in LA.

Nick Lanza has spent the last four years working in the world of voiceover at Atlas Talent Agency in Los Angeles. With a background in talent management and casting for video games, commercials, promos, and animation, Nick brings to SIDE LA his unique and intimate knowledge of the industry as well as a real passion for high quality voice production.

Dane, Battley, and Lanza will join previously announced hiresTodd King,Business Development Manager, and renowned games industry veteran Jacquie Shriver, Head of Studio.

“We are thrilled to have secured such exceptional talent for our new LA studio,” said Andy Emery, Senior Director, Global Audio. “With our teams established in London, Shanghai and now LA, we have a unique turnkey solution providing the skills, infrastructure and reach to deliver global audio services that meet and exceed the needs of our clients. I am confident Brendan, James, Nick and the rest of the team will bring their combined skills and knowledge together to enrich SIDE and guarantee the success of our first US venture. We’re all extremely excited about this new chapter for our company.”

SIDE LA will be located at 1042 Princeton Drive in the Marina Del Rey area of the city.



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Jul 2017

Get Even

Jun 2017

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III

Apr 2017

SIDE LA Officially Opens With Launch Party

Mar 2017

Natalie Dormer and BioWare visit Side

Mar 2017

The Latest Side LA Recruits

Feb 2017


Jan 2017

New hires for Side LA and Side leadership promotions

Nov 2016

Bringing the Battlefields of WW1 to Life

Nov 2016

Playstation VR Worlds

Oct 2016

Side Goes Stateside: Announcing Side LA

Sep 2016

Side Wins at 2016 Develop Awards

Jul 2016

Develop Awards Finalist

May 2016

Side work on 10 BAFTA nominated titles

Mar 2016

SIDE & Star Citizen Squadron 42

Feb 2016

Side Clients Nominated at D.I.C.E. Awards

Jan 2016

The Force Awakens at Side

Dec 2015

Side Win at TIGA Awards

Nov 2015


Sep 2015

Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture

Aug 2015

Side wins at Develop Awards

Jul 2015


Jun 2015

Develop Awards Finalist

May 2015

The Story of Grey Goo

Apr 2015

Ashes to Ashes

Mar 2015

And the Award Goes To …

Feb 2015

Stars of Game of Thrones

Dec 2014

Andy Serkis in the Volume

Dec 2014

SIDE wins Industry Award

Nov 2014

Hugh Laurie to join LBP3 cast

Oct 2014

Bioware at Side with Inquistion

Sep 2014

Alien Isolation behind the scenes

Sep 2014

Witcher 3 storms Gamescom

Aug 2014

David Tennant Cast in First Video Game

Mar 2014

Side contributes to G.A.N.G Award Finalists

Mar 2014

BAFTA Video Game Award Nominees

Feb 2014

Performance Nominations for Press Awards

Jan 2014

Stunning CGI Short Synchronicity

Nov 2013

Performances for Ryse: Son of Rome

Oct 2013

E3 Awards for Witcher 3

Jun 2013

Behind the scenes for Merlin: The Game

Apr 2013

Facial Capture for Divinity: Dragon Commander

Mar 2013

Performance Capture for Crysis 3

Feb 2013

BBC Radio 1 at Side

Nov 2012