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Absolutely Anything ADR session with Rob Riggle

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We recently had the pleasure of working with the film Absolutely Anything doing ADR work during the post-production process. The movie is directed by Terry Jones of Monty Python, and features an all star cast featuring all the Python members, Simon Pegg, Kate Beckinsale, Eddie Izzard, Rob Riggle, and Robin Williams doing voice over in his last role.

Here is a photo (from left to right) writer Gavin Scott, actors Rob Riggle and Rick Overton, and executive producer Chris Chesser, in the main vocal booth here at Double RR Studios!

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First American Bank Radio with Christine Coyle and Dick Orkin

We recently recorded some new spots for Chicago’s First American Bank for Matrix Marketing and we had Radio Commercial Royalty in the house! Joining us wereFirst American Bank Logo Christine Coyle and Dick Orkin playing their celebrated “Grandma and Dickie” characters, as well as terrific comedic actors Miriam Flynn and Jim Staahl!


Here are Chis and Dick in the booth at Double RR Studios, along with the spot they recorded: Dick Orkin Christine Coyle









And Jim Staahl and Miriam Flynn:

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Women Under Glass: The Secret Nature of Glass Ceilings and the Steps to Overcome Them

A new audiobook narrated by Sandy Orkin and recorded and edited at Double RR Studios has been released. Women Under Glass: The Secret Nature of Glass Ceilings and the Steps to Overcome Them was written Eric Shoars, Ph.D.  and is now available from Amazon and other retailers. From the publisher:Women Under Class Cover

“Conventional wisdom” over the past twenty-five years tells society that glass ceilings: 1) are the same; 2) are only constructed by men and; 3) are broken by virtue of self-improvement. Women Under Glass: The Secret Nature of Glass Ceilings and the Steps to Overcome Them shows why that “conventional wisdom” is wrong and how it’s sabotaged professional women seeking to climb corporate ladders in American business. Dr. Eric Shoars has uncovered multiple sources behind the existence of glass ceilings – it’s not just about gender – but also the ACTUAL ways women can break through them. Women Under Glass: The Secret Nature of Glass Ceilings and the Steps to Overcome Them shows women how they can compete with men on a level playing field in America’s boardrooms.


Dying Light Story Trailer


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Dying Light Story Trailer

Last Friday, a story trailer for Dying Light was show at The Game Awards. (Click on the link above to watch.) It highlights the story and voice acting, all of which was recorded at Double RR Studios.  Double RR has had a long association with Techland, including Dead Island and all four Call of Juarez games. Dying Light will be released on January 27th for Xbox One, PS4, and PC.

Roger Craig Smith, who stars as the lead character, Kyle Crane, had this to say about the game. “Going into Dying Light, I was blown away by the visuals of the game and was surprised by such a mature, intense script. I’m honored Techland let me be a small part of this gritty tale of survival. Can’t wait to see people’s reactions when they find out what’s really going on in the story and I can’t wait to play the game myself!”

Political Craps by Tom Ufert

Political Craps by Tom Ufert is an audio book recorded and produced at Double RR Studios and narrated by Sandy Orkin. It is now available at Audible. From the publisher:

Political Craps Book CoverWe the people of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic tranquillity, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do herby vow to actively participate as informed citizens, holding ourselves and our representatives accountable, in the conduct of our nation’s affairs to serve all generations now and in the future. Obamacare. IRS Scandal. NSA and Privacy. BridgeGate… Anthony Weiner. Chris Christie. Tom Ford. Bob Filner… Shutdown vs Meltdown. Gridlock, TeaParty. Rep. vs. Dem… Deficits. Lobbyists. Unemployment. Opinion Polls… They’re all here and it’s all up to you! Enough is enough and the time for action is now. Everyone says they’re fed up with the partisan rancor, inefficient government, and the “blame games.” People cry for leadership and apathetically accept the status quo. In Political Craps. Author Tom Ufert lays it all out as a former political insider and holds both politicians and voters accountable. He reminds us all that with freedom comes responsibility and change takes action. “A Government by the people, for the people.”

Having The Time Of Your Life: Little Lessons To Live By

“Having The Time Of Your Life: Little Lessons to Live By” is a collection of 500 quotes to amuse and to think about, collected by Allen Klein. At Double RR Studios we recorded and produced the audio book version of this book, narrated by Sandy Orkin. It is now available at iTunes and other locations. From the publisher’s description:

The big questionHaving The Time Of Your Life Book Covers come to us at different times. Whether just starting college, about to have a first child, or considering a new house or job, at some point we’ve all asked, “Why am I here? What is life? What am I doing?” In Having the Time of Your Life, Allen Klein helps us come to terms with these questions and have a few laughs along the way. He has collected 500 inspiring and uplifting quotations on the endlessly fascinating subject of life itself. From Lily Tomlin to Abraham Lincoln, the people quoted in this book have perspective to offer everyone, no matter which of life’s many roads they may be traversing. Don’t let the heavy questions weigh you down! With selections covering topics ranging from finding forgiveness to making music, this book offers a healthy dose of the motivation and levity we all need.

Dying Light at E3 2014 – New Trailer and Gameplay Videos!

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Dying Light is the next huge project from Techland, the same developers we worked for the long-running Call of Juarez series and the 2 game sand DLC content for the Dead Island series. This time they are being published by Warner Bros. Interactive and for the second year in a row, they had a huge presence at E3, this time with a playable demo on the floor!

Here is the new trailer that features actual gameplay, followed by a gameplay video by IGN.