Michael Leader

Michael Leader

Los Angeles, CA, US, Vancouver CDN, St.Petersburg RU

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I am President and CEO of Leader Cinema Systems America

We are a luxury organization now in our 70 th year of operation, specializing in Meta-Luxury private cinemas and screening rooms for UHNW individuals, their families and entertainment industry professionals.

Markets:  International

Emmy Award Winner for my technical work in broadcast television

I design and engineer world-class recording studios

My clients include:  ISOLAR New York the management company to the late David Bowie   |  BOEING Aircraft Seattle   |   Walt Disney Studios Burbank   |   Carolco Pictures "Terminator 2"   |   NBC TV New York   |   National Symphony Orchestra  |  City of Beverly Hills   |   William Morris Agency   |   MGM Television   |   SONY Pictures   |   Warner Bros.,   |   20th Century Fox   |   Universal Pictures   |   Paramount Pictures   |   New Line Cinema   |   Hollywood Foreign Press-Golden Globes   |   Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences-For Your Consideration Oscar Screenings   |   REAL-D Beverly Hills . . . .  .


Leader Cinema Systems America, Vancouver, BC, CA, Los Angeles CA, Las Vegas NV, President & CEO

I was involved with High Definition Television HDTV since the system was first introduced in America during the 1981 National Association of Broadcasters Convention in Las Vegas NV.

I, along with my Hollywood colleagues saw the future:

During my involvement with the Hollywood Studio System while with Electro-Voice, those with a vision knew, that, at some time this HDTV or HI-Vision technologies would ultimately lead to "electronic cinema". Today, the correct term is Digital Cinema, and after 100 years, 35 mm motion picture film has been retired in place of digital delivery and highly advanced digital projection systems.

I formed Leader Cinema Systems specifically to bring advanced "electronic cinema" into the ultra luxury residences of the world's UHNW individuals and families. Before there was a "home theater" industry, there was Leader Cinema Systems.

Our first project based in Hollywood North AKA Vancouver Canada was created for a Taiwanese TV and Film producer. His $10 million new residence was equipped in 1990 with a fully professional studio quality HD Vision theater, featuring a Leader Hollywood Format / Dolby Labs professional sound system. From that world-class entry level at $ 400,000 our systems are now to be found in Maui Hawaii, St.Petersburg FL, Bay Harbor MI, Vancouver CDN, Thule Greenland USAF, Seattle WA and of course throughout the Los Angeles area.

Maui Hawaii waterfront residence project for David BOWIE's manager represents our most unique system at $ 1.7 million USD. Now in the design phase is our $7.8 million private theater to be incorporated into a privately owned BOEING 787 BBJ Dreamliner. Our client is based in Switzerland. Completion is now delayed due to the CCP Wuhan Chinese Virus, and we expect completion to occur in 2023. Stay tuned ! :-)

Aug 1988 - current

Electro-Voice Inc (A Bosch Communications Company), Buchanan, MI, US, Vice President Studio Systems Division

I established new direction for the mature Broadcast Division of Electro-Voice. EV was the worlds largest manufacturer of professional microphones and could be found in each and every North American radio and TV studio to include motion picture studios, military and theaters on a world wide basis.

THX Sound systems relied on Electro-Voice professional cinema speaker systems. Tens of thousands of cinemas around the globe were equipped with advanced EV high-power sound systems.

As VP of the Studio Systems Division, Electro-Voice custom cinema systems were installed across the entire Hollywood Motion Picture Studio System.

My work entailed specialized custom microphone design for ABC Radio in Washington DC to overcome a mild speech impediment for one of their journalists.

Sep 1985 - Sep 1987

Leader Sound Technologies Corporation, Vancouver, BC, CA, Seattle WA, Los Angeles CA, President

Provided systems engineering and professional studio equipment to Canadian and American radio and television stations.

Mar 1978 - Jul 1985

BBC Television, London, GB, Sound Department

Sound Mixer for BBC Television Film Department based at the Ealing TFS Film Studios, Lime Grove Studios (Current Affairs) and BBC Television Center.

Sound Operations for Live Television Productions to include: Symphony Orchestra Recording, Sports, Concerts, Current Affairs "Talking Heads"

Aug 1972 - May 1977


EMMY Award, Award

Michael K. Leader: AUDIO
1988 Sports Emmy Award
Technical Team Remote
Games of the XXIV Olympiad


Broadcasters Bronze Medal, Award

Bronze Medal


Areas of Specialization