Rochester, NY — March 4, 2014 — In the 86-year history of the Academy Awards®, no best picture winner has ever been made without motion picture film technology – a streak that continued with 12 Years a Slave winning the 2014 Oscar®.
In addition to best picture, films originating on Kodak also won Oscars® in best foreign language film (The Great Beauty) as well as best actress (Cate Blanchett for Blue Jasmine), best supporting actress (Lupita Nyong’o for 12 Years A Slave), and adapted screenplay (12 Years a Slave). Every Academy Award®-winning actress and supporting actress has had her winning performance captured on film.
Earlier in the weekend, Film Independent’s Spirit Awards were dominated by 12 Years a Slave which took home awards for best feature, cinematography, directing, screenplay, and supporting actress. In the history of the Independent Spirit Awards, every best picture winner has originated on film.
Other films on Kodak that received Spirit Awards were Fruitvale Station (Best First Feature), Blue Jasmine (Best Actress) and Mud (Robert Altman Award).
“We’re honored so many exceptional filmmakers selected KODAK Film to tell their award-winning stories,” notes Andrew Evenski, president and general manager of Kodak’s Entertainment and Commercial Films Group. “Filmmakers choose celluloid for the rich detail and bold colors which help convey emotions and visual nuances that resonate with audiences. We’re proud of our long history with the motion picture industry – a relationship we look forward to continuing.”
Kodak’s Entertainment Imaging Division is the world-class leader in providing film, digital and hybrid motion imaging products, services, and technology for the professional motion picture and exhibition industries. For more information, visit www.kodak.com/go/motion.
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Kodak’s Entertainment Imaging business is the world leader in providing motion picture film and imaging products, services, and technology for the professional motion picture and exhibition industries. For more information, visit www.kodak.com/go/motion. Follow us on Facebook (facebook.com/KodakMotionPictureFilm ), Twitter (@Kodak_ShootFilm), and YouTube (youtube.com/KodakShootFilm).
Burlington, MA — March 4, 2014 – Avid® (OTC: AVID) today celebrates the many Avid customers recognized for their craft as nominees and winners at the 86th Academy Awards®, the world’s most prestigious ceremony honoring film industry professionals. Films created using Avid’s industry-leading professional content creation solutions include Best Picture Award winner 12 Years a Slave and nominees, American Hustle, Captain Phillips, Gravity and Nebraska. Avid solutions provide professionals with the tools they need to bring the director’s vision to life and create high-quality compelling content to engage and inspire audiences.
In the Best Editing category, four out of the five nominated editors cut their movies with Avid Media Composer®, which provides the deepest set of creative tools refined by professionals across the post-production industry. The winners were Alfonso Cuarón and Mark Sanger for Gravity, while fellow nominees Jay Cassidy, Crispin Struthers and Alan Baumgarten for American Hustle, Christopher Rouse for Captain Phillips, and Joe Walker for 12 Years a Slave, also relied on Media Composer.
Best Sound Editing winner Glenn Freemantle and Best Sound Mixing winners, Skip Lievsay, Niv Adiri, Christopher Benstead and Chris Munro used Avid Pro Tools®, the industry’s preeminent digital audio workstation, to edit and mix the audio for Gravity. Other audio nominees include Andy Koyama, Beau Borders and David Brownlow, who used Avid’s System 5® control surface for Best Sound Mixing nominee Lone Survivor.
In the Best Original Song category, Pro Tools was used to create winner Let It Go from Frozen (Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez) and nominee Happy from Despicable Me 2 (Pharrell Williams). Users of Sibelius® music notation software nominated for Best Original Score include John Williams for The Book Thief, Owen Pallett for Her, Alexandre Desplat for Philomena, and Thomas Newman for Saving Mr. Banks.
“As a company born from a passion for world-class content creation, we congratulate our customers on achieving the highest honor in their field,” said Louis Hernandez, Jr., president and CEO of Avid. “These best-in-their-field editors, sound mixers, song writers and composers inspire our unwavering commitment to the professional creative community. We are proud to be continually innovating, reimagining and delivering the technical tools to bring their creative visions to life in such inspiring and compelling ways.”
Through Avid Everywhere™, Avid delivers the industry’s most open, innovative and comprehensive media platform connecting content creation with collaboration, asset protection, distribution and consumption for the most listened to, most watched and most loved media in the world—from the most prestigious and award-winning feature films, music recordings, and television shows, to live concerts and news broadcasts. Industry leading solutions include Pro Tools®, Media Composer®, ISIS®, Interplay®, and Sibelius®. For more information about Avid solutions and services, visit www.avid.com, connect with Avid on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, Google+; or subscribe to Avid Blogs.
Burlington, MA — February 25, 2014 – Avid® (OTC:AVID) today congratulated its customers on their numerous awards and nominations for outstanding achievements in sound mixing at the 50th Annual CAS Awards. Presented by the Cinema Audio Society on February 22 in Los Angeles, the awards recognized the accomplishments of many of the motion picture and television industries’ most talented sound mixers who trust Avid audio solutions.
Skip Lievsay, who won the live action motion picture category for Gravity, which was edited and mixed using Pro Tools®, said: “We knew from the beginning we wanted the mix (for Gravity) to be virtual – in Pro Tools. The director always wants to address the broadest range of possibilities. He wants to try everything – so we needed it to be fast and virtual. We needed to do very sophisticated work, very quickly and record that as automation in Pro Tools. We have great automation and power in Pro Tools and that’s my home platform. I couldn’t be happier with it.”
Avid customers also won CAS Awards for their work on Frozen, winner of the animated motion picture category, which was scored and recorded with Pro Tools at Disney Digital Studios. Pro Tools was used to edit and mix Behind The Candelabra, winner of the television movie or mini-series category, as well as to score and record its music. Game of Thrones: The Rains of Castamere, which was mixed at Todd-AO with Pro Tools, won the One-Hour Television Series category.
“As a company that’s passionate about world-class content creation, we’re very proud that the industry’s star sound mixers choose to rely on our proven and trusted audio solutions,” said Avid president and CEO Louis Hernandez, Jr. “We congratulate our customers on their outstanding achievements. We are committed to continuing our heritage of industry leadership and technical innovation, and our role as a trusted partner to our preeminent customer community.”
Avid customers were nominated for CAS Awards for productions including:
Motion picture – live action
- Gravity, which was edited and mixed using Pro Tools – WINNER
- Iron Man 3, which was completed entirely using Avid solutions, from being scored and recorded in Pro Tools to the final mix in Dolby Atmos on System 5® at Todd-AO
- Lone Survivor, which was mixed on System 5 at Todd-AO Hollywood
Motion picture – animated
- The Croods, which was dubbed on System 5 and Pro Tools at Dreamworks and Fox Studios
- Despicable Me 2, which was scored and recorded using Pro Tools
- Frozen, which was scored and recorded with Pro Tools at Disney Digital Studio Services, as well as being the first movie to be mixed on their new System 5 – WINNER
- Monsters University, for which ADR was performed using Pro Tools
Television movie or mini series
- American Horror Story: Coven – “The Replacements”, which was mixed on System 5 at Technicolor
- Bonnie and Clyde: (Night Two) Part Two, the music for which was scored and recorded with Pro Tools
- Phil Spector, the music for which was scored and recorded with Pro Tools
- Behind the Candelabra, which was edited and mixed using Pro Tools, and for which Pro Tools was also used to score and record the music – WINNER
Television series – 1 Hour
- Boardwalk Empire: Erlkönig, which was mixed on System 5 at Soundtrack
- Game of Thrones: The Rains of Castamere, which was mixed at Todd-AO with Pro Tools – WINNER
Television non-fiction, variety or music series or specials
- The 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, which was mixed on System 5 at Todd-AO
Through Avid Everywhere, Avid delivers the industry’s most open, innovative and comprehensive media platform connecting content creation with collaboration, asset protection, distribution and consumption for the most listened to, most watched and most loved media in the world—from the most prestigious and award-winning feature films, music recordings, and television shows, to live concerts and news broadcasts. Industry leading solutions include Pro Tools®, Media Composer®, ISIS®, Interplay®, and Sibelius®. For more information about Avid solutions and services, visit www.avid.com, connect with Avid on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, Google+; or subscribe to Avid Blogs.
As we live tweeted tonight, Warner Bros’ Gravity was honored for Best Sound Mixing for a motion picture and Disney’s team for Frozen took the award for animated feature film as the Cinema Audio Society awarded prizes for sound in six categories plus separate awards for technical achievement in production and post.
The storytellers for Behind the Candlelabra grabbed the nod for TV movie/miniseries, and Game of Thrones won in the one-hour TV series category. It was a blissful evening for Thrones‘ production sound mixer, Ronan Hill, CAS as he flew over from his hometown of Belfast for the first time in three years he’s been nominated to celebrate with post mixers Richard Dyer and Mixers Onnalee.
The statue for mixing in a half-hour television series went to production mixer Steve Tibbo, CAS and re-recording mixers Dean Okrand and Brian Harman, CAS, the team behind Modern Family for the second year in a row.
The 50th Annual CAS Awards were hosted by Doug McIntyre at downtown LA’s Millennium Biltmore Hotel. Oscar winning Edward Zwick (Shakespeare in Love) was presented with the CAS Filmmaker Award. Past honorees have been: Quentin Tarantino, Gil Cates, Bill Condon, Paul Mazursky, Henry Selick, Taylor Hackford, Rob Marshall and Jonathan Demme.
18 time Oscar nominated re-recording mixer Andy Nelson received the 32nd Career Achievement Award from composer John Williams (which a lot of us geek’d out seeing him), Ted Gagliano and CAS President, David Fluhr. “Receiving this award from the CAS is such an honor because it’s from my peers…” said Nelson, “people who love this craft as much as I do, and I am humbled by their generosity and commitment to excellence.”
The society also paid tribute to one of the legends in sound Ray Dolby. His pioneering work in noise reduction and surround sound will be greatly cherished.
The complete list of winners follows:
Live Action Film:
Production Mixer Chris Munro, CAS;
Re-recording Mixer Skip Lievsay, CAS,
Re-recording Niv Adiri
Re-recording Christopher Benstead
Scoring Mixer Gareth Cousins
ADR Mixer Chris Navarro, CAS
ADR Mixer Thomas J. O’Connell
Foley Mixer Adam Fil Mendez
Dialogue Mixer Gabriel Guy
Re-recording Mixer David E. Fluhr, CAS
Re-Recoding Mixer Gabriel Guy
Scoring Mixer Casey Stone
Foley Mixer Mary Jo Lang
Television Movie or Mini-Series:
Behind the Candelabra
Production Mixer Dennis Towns
Re-recording Mixer Larry Blake
Scoring Mixer Thomas Vicari
Foley Mixer Scott Curtis.
Television Series – One Hour
Game of Thrones: The Rains of Castamere
Production Mixer Ronan Hill, CAS
Production Mixer Richard Dyer
Re-recording Mixer Onnalee Blank, CAS
Re-recording Mixer Matthew Waters, CAS
Foley Mixer Brett Voss.
Television Series – Half Hour:
Modern Family: Goodnight Gracie
Production Mixer Stephen A. Tibbo, CAS
Re-recording Mixer Dean Okrand
Re-recording Mixer Brian R. Harman, CAS
Television Non Fiction, Variety or Music – Series or Specials:
History of the Eagles – Part One
Re-recording Mixer Tom Fleischman, CAS
Re-recording Mixer Elliot Scheiner
Technical Achievement Awards:
Production: Sound Devices, LLC – 633 Mixer/Recorder
Post-Production: iZotope – RX 3 Advanced
Los Angeles, CA — February 17, 2014 — The Cinema Audio Society announced today that Doug McIntyre has been tapped to serve as host of the upcoming 50th CAS Awards.
“I am a huge a fan of McIntyre In The Morning and I enjoy Doug’s sense of humor and perspective,” said CAS President David Fluhr. “I know he will keep our show moving with grace and humor”.
McIntyre is the host of McIntyre In The Morning on KABC 790 Los Angeles, and is a page one columnist for the Los Angeles Daily News. McIntyre’s background includes work as a television writer-producer with credits including Married… with Children, WKRP in Cincinnati, Full House, Mike Hammer and the critically acclaimed PBS series, Liberty’s Kids, which earned McIntyre a Humanitas Prize nomination.
With his wife, actress Penny Peyser, McIntyre wrote, produced and directed the feature documentary film, Trying to Get Good: The Jazz Odyssey of Jack Sheldon, released in 2008. The film won Jury Prizes at the Newport Beach Film Festival and at The Kansas City Film Makers Jubilee, and won Audience Prizes at Newport Beach and the Indianapolis International Film Festival. It also won an audience prize at the prestigious Nashville International Film Festival.
The 50th CAS Awards will be held on February 22nd in the Crystal Ballroom of the historic Millennium Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. Besides Technical Achievement Awards for Production and Post-production, Awards for Outstanding Achievements in Sound Mixing in six categories as well as two technical categories will be presented at the event. During the Awards special honors will go to Andy Nelson as the CAS Career Achievement Honoree and the CAS Filmmaker Award will be presented to Edward Zwick.
Sunday evening the Motion Picture Sound Editors presented the 61st Golden Reel Awards at the Westin Bonaventure in Los Angeles. The show began with an opening address from MPSE president Frank Morrone. George Lucas was in attendance to present the Career Achievement Award to Randy Thom. One of the more touching moments of the evening came when a special tribute was made to sound industry pioneer Ray Dolby by Walter Murch.
In all, 24 statutes were passed out in television, film, doc and interactive media categories. Among the television honorees were Deadliest Catch, Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad and Sons of Anarchy. The feature film winners included The Great Gatsby, Captain Phillips, Gravity, Frozen, and Epic.
A complete list of winners is below:
Best Sound Editing in Feature Film – Sound Effects & Foley
Supervising Sound Editor: Glenn Freemantle
Sound Designer: Glenn Freemantle
Foley Artist: Nicolas Becker
Sound Design Editors: Niv Adiri, Ben Barker, Eilam Hoffman
Best Sound Editing in Feature Film – Dialogue And ADR
Supervising Sound Editor: Oliver Tarney, MPSE
Supervising Dialogue Editor: Bjørn Schroeder
Supervising ADR Editor: Simon Chase
Dialogue Editor: Rob Killick
Best Sound Editing in Feature Film – Music
The Great Gatsby
Supervising Music Editors: Jason Ruder, Tim Ryan
Music Editor: Craig Beckett
Best Sound Editing in Feature Film – Music, Musical Feature
Music Editors: Earl Ghaffari, Fernand Bos, MPSE
Best Sound & Music Editing: Sound Effects, Foley, Dialogue & ADR in an Animation Feature Film
Supervising Sound Editors: Gwendolyn Yates Whittle, MPSE, Randy Thom
Sound Designers: Randy Thom, Jeremy Bowker
Supervising Foley Editor: Luke Dunn Gielmuda
Supervising Dialogue Editor: Brad Semenoff
Foley Artists: Denise Thorpe, Jana Vance
Foley Editors: Benny Burtt, Jim Likowski
Dialogue Editor: Michael Silvers
Sound Effects Editors: Leff Lefferts, Andre Fenley, Kyrsten Mate, Kent Sparling
Music Editors: Lisa Jaime, Bill Abbott
Director Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity won six of their eleven nominated categories at 62nd BAFTA Film Awards. The sound team of Glenn Freemantle, Skip Lievsay, Christopher Benstead, Niv Adiri, and production mixer Chris Munro were acknowledged along with cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki, and the visual effects teams rep’d by Tim Webber, Chris Lawrence, David Shirk, Neil Corbould and Nikki Penn. 12 Years a Slave nabbed the evening’s Best Film award and Dan Hanley and Mike Hill won in Editing for Rush.
The complete list of winners follows:
Gravity – Glenn Freemantle, Skip Lievsay, Christopher Benstead, Niv Adiri & Chris Munro
Gravity – Emmanuel Lubezki
Best Visual Effects
Gravity – Tim Webber, Chris Lawrence, David Shirk, Neil Corbould & Nikki Penny
Rush- Dan Hanley and Mike Hill
Gravity – Steven Price
Alfonso Cuaron – Gravity
12 Years a
Best Animated Film
– Chris Buck & Jennifer Lee
Best Foreign Language Film
The Great Beaut
y – Paolo SorrentinoBest British Short
Best British Animated Short
Sleeping With the Fishes –
James Walker, Sarah Woolner & Yousif Al-Khalifa
The Act of Killing – Joshua Oppenheimer
Best Production Design
The Great Gatsby – Catherine Martin and Beverly Dunn
Best Makeup and Hair
American Hustle – Evelyne Noraz, Lori McCoy-Bell & Kathrine Gordon
Best Costume Design
The Great Gatsby – Catherine Martin
Chiwetel Ejiofor – 12 Years a Slave
Cate Blanchett - Blue Jasmine
Best Supporting Actor
Barkhad Abdi - Captain Phillips
Best Supporting Actress
Jennifer Lawrence – American Hustle
Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema
Best Original Screenplay
American Hustle – David O. Russell & Eric Warren Singer
Best Adapted Screenplay
Philomena – Steve Coogan & Jeff Pope
Carl Foreman Award
Kieran Evans – Kelly + Victor