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CAS To Honor Jeffrey S. Wexler with Career Achievement Award

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Cinema Audio Society president, Edward L. Moskowitz, CAS, announced that the organization will honor production sound mixer, Jeffrey S. Wexler, CAS, with the Cinema Audio Society’s highest accolade – the CAS Career Achievement Award, to be presented at the 47th CAS Awards on February 19th, 2011 at the Crystal Ballroom of the Millennium-Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles. He also announced the schedule for the CAS Awards.

“The Cinema Audio Society’s Career Achievement Award honors excellence and longevity and Jeff’s career of 40 years and over 70 feature films, hundreds of commercials and numerous documentaries. He certainly deserves this recognition,” said Moskowitz. “He has been at the forefront of innovation and embracing new technology in sound mixing which exemplifies the mission and goals of the Cinema Audio Society.”

Honored with a BAFTA Film Award for Best Sound for Almost Famous, Wexler has been nominated twice by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Cinema Audio Society for his work on The Last Samurai and Independence Day. He was also nominated for an Emmy and a CAS Award for the HBO movie 61*.

Wexler was the first production sound mixer to get a single card credit up front on the film Being There.

As a vanguard in sound, Wexler was among the first to use Digital Audio Tape, DAT format, for production sound recordings and worked with all the major post facilities to develop workflows for this new format. He was also a pioneer in using file based production recorder with the original Deva I which ushered in the next big technical transition in motion picture sound recording and the way virtually all sound is recorded today. He has not stopped there and is constantly involved in new technology such as using recording cards in wireless mics and making a seamless path to post.

As the 29th recipient of the Cinema Audio Society’s highest honor, Wexler joins an illustrious group of past honorees that include: Ray Dolby, CAS; Robert Altman, Jack Solomon, CAS; John Bonner, Bill Varney, CAS; Don Rogers, CAS; Walter Murch, CAS; Jim Webb, CAS; Richard Portman, CAS; Tomlinson Holman, CAS; Mike Minkler, CAS; Ed Greene, CAS; Dennis Sands, CAS; Dennis L. Maitland, Sr., CAS and Randy Thom, CAS.

The Key Dates for the 47th CAS Awards are:

October 5, 2010 – CAS Submission Forms online at CAS website

October 25, 2010 – CAS Submission Forms mailed

November 26, 2010 – CAS submissions due by 5 PM (PST)

December 12, 2010 – CAS Nominations Ballots mailed

December 31, 2010 – CAS nomination voting ends 5 PM (PST)

January 6, 2011 – CAS NOMINEES ANNOUNCED

January 14, 2011 – CAS Final Ballots mailed

February 12 2011 – CAS Final Voting ends 5 PM (PST)

February 19, 2011 – 47th CAS Awards Dinner Millennium-Biltmore Hotel, Crystal Ballroom

The Cinema Audio Society, a philanthropic, non-profit organization, was formed in 1964 for the purpose of sharing information with Sound Professionals in the Motion Picture and Television Industry.

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