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Motion Picture Sound Editors to Honor Supervising Sound Editor/Sound Designer Dane A. Davis, MPSE with Career Achievement Award


A scene from The Matrix (Credit: Warner Bros.)

The Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) will rightfully honor Supervising Sound Editor/Sound Designer, Dane A. Davis, MPSE at the 71st Annual Golden Reel Awards. Davis, who famously worked on the The Matrix franchise, will receive the 2024 Career Achievement Award.

Dane Davis

The MPSE Career Achievement Award awards sound artists for their invaluable contributions to the art of sound for film, television, and gaming. In other words, according to the MPSE, those setting a standard for excellence. “With his work on The Matrix, Dane Davis set a new standard for how to use sound to create worlds, add impact to stories, and arouse the emotions of the audience,” said MPSE President Mark Lanza. “Since then, he has continued to innovate across features, animation, television, and other mediums. We are excited to recognize his unique accomplishments with our annual Career Achievement Award.”

Davis has over 40 years of experience and 180 credits in film, television, and gaming. He won an Oscar for The Matrix, four MPSE Golden Reel Awards, a BAFTA Award, and scored two Emmy Award nominations. The founder of Danetracks, which produces sound for an array of projects, is a frequent collaborator of The Wachowski Sisters. Many times Davis pushed the envelope with those filmmakers. The artist’s credits also includes Boogie Nights, Drugstore Cowboy, 8-Mile, and Defending Your Life. 

71st Annual Golden Reel Awards is scheduled for Sunday, March 3rd, 2024, at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles.

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