Cinema Audio Society president, David E. Fluhr, CAS, announced that the organization will honor re-recording mixer, Scott Millan, CAS, with the society’s highest accolade, the CAS career achievement award, to be presented at the 48th CAS Awards, Feb. 18 at the Crystal Ballroom of the Millennium-Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles.
“The Cinema Audio Society has a long tradition of honoring talent, excellence and integrity, and contributions to the craft of sound mixing,” said Fluhr. “I am privileged to have known Scott for many years; to have watched him excel in every area of his expertise, and now to present him with our highest honor. As he takes on a new and exciting chapter in his career, we can all enjoy a look at his accomplishments so far, and watch as he continues to build on an amazing body of work.”
Millan has previously received the CAS Award for outstanding achievement in sound mixing for a feature film on three occasions for Apollo 13, Gladiator and Road to Perdition. Millan is also a four-time Oscar winner.
In a career that spans 37 years, Millan started at Channel 13 in Los Angeles then moved to CBS network. After a stint at Larson Sound, Millan moved to Todd AO Studios as a re-recording music mixer and in 1993, with the support of Shawn Murphy, Buzz Knudsen and composer John Williams, he worked with Steven Spielberg on Schlinder’s List. He became a lead dialogue/music mixer at their Westside facilities where he worked on critically acclaimed films including Braveheart, Apollo 13, American Beauty and Gladiator.
In 2000, Millan moved to Sony Pictures and worked on such films as Road to Perdition, Bourne Identity, Bourne Supremacy, Vertical Limit and Ray.
In 2004, Millan returned to Todd AO Studios as SVP operations in addition to his role as re-recording mixer. While there he mixed many films including World Trade Center, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, Jarhead, Revolutionary Road, Bourne Ultimatum and Salt.
Just recently, Millan took a new position at the Technicolor/Paramount sound facilities on the Paramount lot, continuing his work as re-recording mixer and serving as sound director for feature films.
In addition to his nine CAS nominations and three wins, Millan has also been nominated eight times for the Oscar with four wins (Apollo 13, Gladiator, Ray and, most recently, The Bourne Ultimatum) and he has been recognized by BAFTA with seven nominations and three wins.
KTLA entertainment reporter Sam Rubin will be returning as master of ceremonies at the 48th CAS Awards dinner, which will honor outstanding achievements in sound mixing in five categories – motion pictures; television movies and mini-series; television series; television-non-fiction, variety or music series or specials, and DVD original programming.