Howard Brock on
Anger Management’s uncomplicated post
By Randi Altman
Post-production veteran Howard Brock is not sentimental about the past. He has seen the industry change from film to tape to digital to file-based, and he’s embraced each new step along the way.
Brock co-founded the Burbank-based post house Matchframe in 1984. He ran it day to day until his departure in 2002. He took on freelance editing jobs before becoming president of Avid rental house Runway. After four years he went back to freelance editing once more. That’s where an editor friend found him and asked him to come on board the Charlie Sheen sitcom
Anger Management… as an assistant editor. “I was under employed and over qualified,” he explains, “So I said, ‘It’s a union gig, right? Sure. Yay, health insurance!’”
The assistant title didn’t last long. Currently Brock is associate producer, online editor and leads the four-person in-house post team.
Anger Management stays in-house for everything except for audio mixing, via Charlie McDaniels at Warners, and laying off to tape at J/KAM, which also provides the editing gear.