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30 C I N E M O N T A G E F E A T U R E By Michael Goldman A t Skywalker Sound, women are making connections – and that makes all the difference. Danielle Dupre, a re-recording mixer and eight-year veteran at the famed Northern California facility, says she got her foot in the door thanks to the grace of another woman industry professional she had long admired. Sounds Like Family WOMEN AT LEGENDARY SKYWALKER SOUND HAVE FOUND A HOME — AND CAREER BOOST "I emailed Leslie Ann Jones, now director of music recording and scoring at Skywalker [as well as a recording engineer and mixer], with no previous introduction," Dupre recalled. "She got back to me right away and invited me to [Skywalker Ranch] to have lunch and meet some people. That's how I met the guy who later ended up hiring me for an entry-level position that no longer exists—recordist. Leslie was so nice and made it obvious she wanted to help an- other woman in this industry." Bonnie Wild has also been at Skywalk- er for eight years, winning two Emmys as a re-recording mixer and sound effects editor. After having worked in the audio industry in her native U.K., Wild's con- tacts got her a tour at Fox Studios during a vacation, and on that visit, she felt TOGETHER: Margie O'Malley (left), Ronni Brown, Kim Patrick and Bonnie Wild at the 2018 primetime Emmys, nominated for "Star Wars Rebels." P H O T O : S K Y W A L K E R

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