Studio City, California – October 22, 2013 – The Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) today announces that will it be honoring James Cameron with the 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, CA.
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.
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.