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Matthews Co-Founder and President Ed Phillips Dies at 72

June 28, 2019 | By
Matthews Co-Founder and President <em>Ed Phillips</em> Dies at 72

At 72 years old, Ed Phillips, who helped start Matthews Studio Equipment (MSE) in 1969 and presided as President for nearly 50 years, died Saturday, June 22nd. The cause of death was not reported by his family. He had an active career defining grip standards and developing new products; and innovating to standardize the... »

Tribute to Founder Jim Flynn

April 12, 2019 | By
Tribute to Founder <em>Jim Flynn</em>

Jim Flynn, Founder of Pro-Sound NYC, passed away on February 11th of this year at the age of 62, following a period of deteriorating health, leaving behind his wife Jo Ann and his son Logan. Jim’s 35+ year career began at Audio Techniques, and then Martin Audio. He then ran the rental department at... »

Production Designer William Creber Dies

March 14, 2019 | By
Production Designer <em>William Creber</em> Dies

At age 87, three-time Oscar-nominated Production Designer/Art Director William Creber died in Los Angeles on March 7th of complications from pneumonia after a prolonged illness. He was best known for his work on the original Planet of the Apes (1968) followed by Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970) and Escape from the Planet... »

Thomas Popp Passes Away

December 18, 2018 | By
Thomas Popp Passes Away

Long-time ARRI employee, Thomas Popp passed away on Dec. 3. »

Please Raise a Glass This Week to The Legend That is Anne V. Coates, ACE

May 11, 2018 | By
Please Raise a Glass This Week to The Legend That is Anne V. Coates, ACE

      The talented, innovative British editor Anne V. Coates had already been an established filmmaker and indispensable creative collaborator when David Lean handpicked her to handle 35 miles of footage that was to be molded into Lawrence of Arabia. While Coates was working in London at the time, and Lean was shooting... »

Obituary for Emmy Winner & Oscar Nominee Edward Abroms

February 17, 2018 | By
Obituary for Emmy Winner & Oscar Nominee Edward Abroms

Respected member of the film and television production community Edward Abroms passed away February 13th, 2018. An award-winning editor with nearly four decades of experience, Abroms was also an active member of the production community’s most prestigious organizations, inducing the Directors Guild of America, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, the Academy... »

MPSE-Obituary for Paul Rodriguez

October 2, 2017 | By
MPSE-Obituary for Paul Rodriguez

Paul Rodriguez 1952-2017. Motion picture and television sound executive Paul Rodriguez passed away September 26th in Los Angeles of cardiac arrest after a brief hospitalization. He was 65. Rodriguez was president of South Lake Audio Services and Vice President of Audio Services and Development at Roundabout Entertainment in Burbank where he oversaw post-production sound... »

Ed Greene Obituary

August 25, 2017 | By
Ed Greene Obituary

We mourn the loss of an important contributor to the arts and to the sound and music community, especially. Edward J. Greene, CAS – multiple award-winning mixer in television production, post production and audio system design consultant Ed Greene died peacefully in Los Angeles on August 9th, with his family by his side. He... »

Sol Negrin, ASC, Four-Time Emmy Nominee Dies at 88

March 30, 2017 | By
Sol Negrin, ASC, Four-Time Emmy Nominee Dies at 88

Sol Negrin, ASC, 88, a veteran New York-based based cinematographer, died unexpectedly on March 20. He was a five-time Emmy nominee, best known for his work on Kojak (1974-77) and St. Elsewhere (1982). Negrin was born in New York City. After initially planning to become a naval architect, he decided to pursue his love... »

Martha Bernay 1921-2016

December 19, 2016 | By
Martha Bernay 1921-2016

Martha Bernay, matriarch of a prominent Hollywood labor family, died of natural causes on December 15, 2016 at the age of 95 1/2. Martha was a longtime member of the Illustrators and Matte Artists branch of the Art Directors Guild (IATSE Local 800) and had been granted emeritus status. Martha was born on June... »

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