Phil LeePresident & CEO
Phil Lee is the president and executive producer of CityVox in New York City. Before founding Full House Productions (predecessor to CityVox), Phil had a distinguished career as an engineer and producer. He began at Jimi Hendrix’s Electric Lady Recording Studios, where he worked with renowned artists Kiss, James Taylor, Blood Sweat and Tears, Stevie Wonder, and many others. From there, he moved to the radio station WRVR-FM in New York City working as engineer and producer of radio documentaries for The Network Project. Soon after, he became a United Nations Sound Recordist doing location recording on documentaries around the world. After spending five years working with the United Nations, Phil joined film trailer house Kanew Manger Deutch. There he created radio commercials for such films as Manhattan, Apocalypse Now, Fame, Raging Bull, and many others. It was from here that he left to found Full House Productions in 1981.
Steven TolleSenior Producer
As Senior Producer, Steven is responsible for overseeing all aspects of ESL project production and direction from the conception of a project to the delivery of finished media (and everything and anything in between). Steven joined the team at CityVox after a few years in the music industry working as a recording engineer for Sony Music Studios in New York City, where he worked with artists such as John Mayer, Beyonce and Jay-Z, and Billy Joel. Steven has always had an interest in music and the world of audio, following this passion throughout his education at the George Washington University, where he studied Music and English. What Steven enjoys most about CityVox is the family-like atmosphere of both the staff and talent. – “I’m lucky because I enjoy the work I do and being around the people I work with.”
Jen DuckworthSenior Producer
Jen brings thirteen years of experience in ESL production and engineering to her work with CityVox, and 40+ years of experience working with actors. Having celebrated her first birthday on the stage and done her first voice-over at age 4, she’s been around the business her whole life. A degree in Education and experience teaching preschool for 5 years have greatly helped when working with kids in the studio. As Senior Producer, Jen enjoys solving the puzzle that is the ESL script, directing and getting to know our terrific clients!
Dave WeissmanChief Engineer
Dave has been in the business of audio for over 20 years. If you count his musical childhood, you can say he has been in it his whole life. He became a musician at an early age after discovering that he had a natural ear for music. Dave’s career began when he was in college, finding himself playing guitar in numerous bands and working in the local college radio station. He went on to study audio engineering at the Institute of Audio Research in NYC, after which he immediately began working in recording studios. Dave has recorded and edited promos and commercials for TV and radio, as well as narrations for documentaries, ESL programs, and audio for video games such as Need for Speed and God of War.
Fran BowenStudio Manager
Fran began her career longer ago than anyone would care to remember. For most of it, she’s been the owner and manager of various recording studios, all specializing in the restoration and preservation of sound from motion picture and magnetic film. Fran began her career right here at 630 Ninth Avenue, when the building only housed film-related tenants. She’s had to learn many new and different aspects of audio recording at a tender age and is amazed and very happy to have found this new road in her life. Fran is a member of AMIA (Association of Moving Image Archivists) and Anthology Film Archives. She has worked on classic films such as “On the Waterfront,” “Casablanca” and “Citizen Kane.” She has been involved with CityVox since well before its inception and for the past two years has been running the place as Studio Manager like clockwork.
Lou VerricoStaff Engineer
In his impressive 50+-year career as an audio engineer, Lou Verrico has recorded and mixed thousands of radio and TV commercials. In addition, he has recorded voice-overs for more than 100 documentaries, including those of famous filmmakers Ken and Ric Burns. Lou has been working with the Burns brothers for about 23 years, doing the voice-over narration recording for acclaimed documentaries such as “New York,” “Baseball,” “Jazz,” “Civil War,” “Jack Johnson,” and “The War.”His hard work has earned him recognition from the Cinema Audio Society, which nominated him for his involvement in “ Unforgivable Blackness” (2006), “The War” (2008), and “The National Parks” (2010).Lou has been an integral part of the CityVox family since 2000.