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Captain Phillips, Gravity Among 61st MPSE Winners

captain_phillipsSunday 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
Gravity
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
Captain Phillips
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
Frozen
Music Editors: Earl Ghaffari, Fernand Bos, MPSE

Best Sound & Music Editing: Sound Effects, Foley, Dialogue & ADR in an Animation Feature Film
Epic
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

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George Lucas to Present MPSE Career Achievement Award to Randy Thom

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  • February 6, 2014

georgelucasStudio City, California – February 6, 2014 — The Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) today announces that George Lucas will serve as presenter of its 2014 MPSE Career Achievement Award honoring Randy Thom, Director of Sound Design at Skywalker Sound. The presentation will occur at the 61ST MPSE Golden Reel Awards ceremony held on February 16, 2014, at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites, Los Angeles, CA.

Lucas has a long-running connection with Thom, both in the latter’s role at Skywalker Sound, where he has worked for more than two decades, and in his capacity as a sound editor. One of Thom’s first movie credits was Star Wars: Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, where he served as sound effects recordist. Thom is a two-time Academy Award-winner (The Right Stuff, The Incredibles) and a 14-time Oscar nominee.

The creator of the Star Wars Saga and Indiana Jones series, Lucas is also the critically-acclaimed director of American Graffiti and THX 1138, as well as the producer of a myriad of independent films. In 1971, he formed Lucasfilm Ltd., a fully-integrated entertainment company whose global businesses include Industrial Light & Magic, Skywalker Sound, LucasArts, Lucas Licensing, Lucas Online, Lucasfilm Animation and Lucasfilm Singapore.

About MPSE
Founded in 1953, the Motion Picture Sound Editors is a non-profit organization of professional sound and music editors who work in the motion pictures and television industry. The organization’s mission is to provide a wealth of knowledge from award winning professionals to a diverse group of individuals, youth and career professionals alike; mentoring and educating the community about the artistic merit and technical advancements in sound and music editing; providing scholarships for the continuing advancement of motion picture sound in education; and helping to enhance the personal and professional lives of the men and women who practice this unique craft.

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Motion Picture Sound Editors to Pay Tribute to Ray Dolby at the Golden Reel Awards

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  • February 4, 2014

raydolby25Studio City, California – February 4, 2014 The Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) will include a special tribute to the late American inventor Ray Dolby, recognized around the world for developing groundbreaking audio technologies, during its 61st MPSE Golden Reel Awards ceremony, set for February 16th in Los Angeles. Dolby’s pioneering work in noise reduction and surround sound led to the development of many state-of-the-art technologies used in the film, television and recording industries.

Dolby, who passed away in September, was a prolific inventor, engineer and founder of Dolby Laboratories, an environment where scientists and engineers continue to advance the science of sight and sound to make entertainment and communications more engaging. Founded in 1965, the company’s technologies are an essential part of the creative process for recording artists and filmmakers, who continue to use Dolby® tools to bring their visions to life.

“Ray Dolby was a brilliant scientist whose inventions are in use every day in recording studios, sound editing suites, mix stages and cinemas worldwide,” said MPSE president Frank Morrone. “He was a giant in our industry and we take great pride is saluting his many contributions to our craft.”

Dolby is best remembered for the development of the noise reduction system that bears his name and delivered sound recordings with greater clarity and fidelity. He also developed the first commercially-viable surround-sound system, which led to the widespread use of 5.1- and 7.1-channel sound systems in theaters and homes around the world. Ray Dolby holds more than 50 U.S. patents. He was also the recipient of two Academy Awards® for Scientific or Technical Achievement, a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and numerous other awards and honors, including a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

About MPSE
Founded in 1953, the Motion Picture Sound Editors is a non-profit organization of professional sound and music editors who work in the motion pictures and television industry. The organization’s mission is to provide a wealth of knowledge from award winning professionals to a diverse group of individuals, youth and career professionals alike; mentoring and educating the community about the artistic merit and technical advancements in sound and music editing; providing scholarships for the continuing advancement of motion picture sound in education; and helping to enhance the personal and professional lives of the men and women who practice this unique craft.

Dolby and the double-D symbol are registered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories. “Academy Awards®” is the registered trademark and service mark of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

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MPSE Releases 61st Golden Reel Nominees

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  • January 17, 2014

MPSEEarlier this week the MPSE announced its Feature Film nominees for the 61st Golden Reel Awards. Today, they have formally released the entire list of nominees for consideration.

Game of Thrones leads the television category with three. Breaking Bad, Sons of Anarchy, The Walking Dead, Boardwalk Empire and Smash all snagged two nominations.  Bob Bronow,  who was nominated for the CAS and Emmys for Deadliest Catch, also received and MPSE nom.

Gravity picked up three with Glenn Freemantle and Christopher Benstead representing. 12 Years A Slave also earned three. One in music score. One in sound effects & foley and the other in dialogue and ADR.

As previously announced, James Cameron will be honored with a Filmmaker Awards and the talented Randy Thom of Skywalker Sound will be given the Career Achievement Award.

The complete list follows:

BEST SOUND EDITING: SOUND EFFECTS, FOLEY, DIALOGUE AND ADR ANIMATION IN TELEVISION:    
Fairly OddParents     
Supervising Sound Editor:
Heather Olsen, MPSE

Gravity Falls  
Supervising Sound Editor:
Heather Olsen, MPSE

Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Supervising Sound Editor:
Matthew Wood

Monster High
Supervising Sound Editor:
Joe Pizzulo

Phineas and Ferb
Supervising Sound Editor:
Robert Poole II, MPSE

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Supervising Sound Editors:
Jeff Shiffman, Otis Van Osten

Tron: Uprising
Supervising Sound Editor:
Michael Ferdie

T.U.F.F. Puppy
Supervising Sound Editor:
Heather Olsen, MPSE

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Gravity, Captain Phillips, 12 Years a Slave Among MPSE Feature Film Nominees

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  • January 15, 2014

GravityThe post sound-mixing teams from Gravity, Captain Phillips, and 12 Years a Slave were nominated for the MPSE Golden Reel Awards in both Sound Effects/Foley and Dialogue/ADR categories announced Wednesday. The 61st annual awards will be handed out on January 16th at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites in Los Angeles.

Nominees in the animated categories include Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, The Croods, Despicable Me 2, Frozen and Monsters University, and Planes.

As announced previously, James Cameron will be honored with the Filmmaker Award.

The complete list of MPSE nominees follow:

Best Sound Editing: Sound Effects and Foley in an English Language Feature
12 Years a Slave
All Is Lost
Captain Phillips
Fast & Furious 6
Gravity
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Iron Man 3
Lone Survivor

Best Sound Editing: Dialouge and ADR in an English Language Feature
12 Years a Slave
American Hustle
August: Osage County
Captain Phillips
Gravity
Her
Inside Llewyn Davis
Lone Survivor

Best Sound Editing in an Animated Feature (English or Foreign Language) (Includes ADR, Dialogue, Sound Effects and Foley)
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2
The Croods
Despicable Me 2
Epic
Ernest & Celestine
Frozen
Monsters University
Planes

Best Sound Editing in a Foreign Language Feature (Includes ADR, Dialogue, Sound Effects, and Foley
Blue Is the Warmest Color
The Grandmaster
The Past
Wadjda

Best Sound Editing – Music in a Musical Feature (English or Foreign Language)
Frozen
Inside Llewyn Davis
Justin Bieber’s Believe
Metallica Through the Never

Best Sound Editing – Music in a Feature (English or Foreign Language)
12 Years a Slave
47 Ronin
American Hustle
Gravity
The Great Gatsby
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
World War Z

Best Sound Editing in a Feature Documentary Feature – Foreign Language
“1”
20 Feet from Stardom
CinemAbility
Dirty Wars
Good Ol’ Freda
Muscle Shoals
Rising from Ashes
Sound City

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MPSE Elects Board of Directors

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  • January 9, 2014
Frank Morrone

Frank Morrone

Studio City, California – January 7, 2014 – The Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) today announces results of the 2013 election of its Board of Directors. Elected to two-year terms in Executive Seats are Frank Morrone as President, Christopher Reeves as Secretary, and Ruth Adelman as Sargent at Arms. Morrone and Reeves are incumbents. They join continuing officers Mark Lanza (Vice President) and Paul Rodriguez (Treasurer).

Elected to MPSE Film Board seats are: Steven Avila, Mike Draghi (Incumbent), Peter Lago, Tom C. McCarthy, Glenn T. Morgan, Bernard Weiser, and Mandell Winter.

Elected to MPSE Television Board seats are: Jason Arnold (Incumbent), William Dannevik (Incumbent), Charles Deenan, Paulette Lifton, Maciek Malish, and Anne-Marie Slack.

Continuing Board seats include:

  • Film Seats: Ben Wilkins, Nick Meade, and Solange Schwalbe.
  • Film Music: Joanie Diener, Warren Brown, and Steven Saltzman.
  • Out of Area: Damian Candusso, Kevin Howard, Ahmad Shirazi, and Michael Orlowski.
  • Television Seats: Jeremy Gordon and Skye Lewin.

“The Board expresses its sincere gratitude to all those who considered nomination and to the candidates for their willingness to serve our organization,” said Morrone. “Their commitment is what carries the MPSE  forward.”

About MPSE
Founded in 1953, the Motion Picture Sound Editors is a non-profit organization of professional sound and music editors who work in the motion pictures and television industry. The organization’s mission is to provide a wealth of knowledge from award winning professionals to a diverse group of individuals, youth and career professionals alike; mentoring and educating the community about the artistic merit and technical advancements in sound and music editing; providing scholarships for the continuing advancement of motion picture sound in education; and helping to enhance the personal and professional lives of the men and women who practice this unique craft.

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James Cameron to be Honored with MPSE’s Filmmaker Award

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  • December 2, 2013

JamesCameronStudio City, California – December 2, 2013 – The Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) today announces that will it be honoring James Cameron with it prestigious MPSE Filmmaker Award at the 61ST MPSE Golden Reel Awards ceremony, Los Angeles, CA.

“On behalf of The Motion Picture Sound Editors, I am pleased to announce that James Cameron will be honored with our Filmmaker Award at the 2014 Golden Reel Awards,” said Frank Morrone, President of MPSE. “James has always pushed technology forward to new heights to fulfill his creative vision.  His films have set box office records. Titanic and Avatar, which he wrote, produced, directed and edited rank as the two highest grossing films of all time. I hope that you will join us for a great evening as we celebrate Mr. Cameron’s achievements and contributions to the art of filmmaking.”

The prestigious honor is bestowed upon extraordinary filmmakers who embody the spirit, the vigor and innovation of storytelling. Mr. Cameron‘s extraordinary body of work displays his relentless fortitude for the craft of sound and an incredible talent clearly deserving of this recognition. The prestigious company of this honor, most recently include Brian Grazer, Steven Spielberg, and Ang Lee, 2013’s recipient. Mr. Cameron will accept his award at the MPSE Golden Reel Awards ceremony held on February 16, 2014, at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites, Los Angeles.

James Cameron is a film director, producer, screenwriter, and editor. He first found success in 1984 with the science-fiction hit The Terminator. Mr. Cameron went on to write and direct Aliens, followed three years later with The Abyss. He found further critical acclaim for his use of special effects in the action packed blockbuster Terminator 2: Judgment Day. After his film True Lies, Mr. Cameron took on his biggest film at the time, Titanic, which won the Academy Award for Best Picture and garnered him the Academy Award for Best Director and Film Editing. After Titanic, Mr. Cameron began a project that took almost 10 years to make: his science-fiction epic Avatar, for which he was again nominated for an Oscar as Best Director and Film Editor. Mr. Cameron has been nominated for six Academy Awards overall and won three for Titanic.

About MPSE
Founded in 1953, the Motion Picture Sound Editors is a non-profit organization of professional sound and music editors who work in the motion pictures and television industry. The organization’s mission is to provide a wealth of knowledge from award winning professionals to a diverse group of individuals, youth and career professionals alike; mentoring and educating the community about the artistic merit and technical advancements in sound and music editing; providing scholarships for the continuing advancement of motion picture sound in education; and helping to enhance the personal and professional lives of the men and women who practice this unique craft.

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