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Mark Lanza Re-Elected as MPSE President, David Barber is New Secretary


Mark Lanzaa
Mark Lanza (Photo: MPSE)

The Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) has announced the reelection of Mark Lanza to a 2-year term as President. Additionally, David Barber has been elected to a 2-year term as Secretary, a position he has held on an interim basis for the past year. Lanza and Barber join continuing Board Officers, Steve Urban (Vice President), Jeremy Gordon (Treasurer), and Christopher Reeves (Sergeant-at-Arms).

In the organization’s annual board elections, Korey Pereira and Harry Snodgrass were elected as new board members. Returning board members include David Bondelevitch, Baylon Fonseca, Christina Horgan, Kevin Howard, Eric Marks, Stuart Morton, and Solange Schwalbe.

“I am proud to be an MPSE member and grateful to my fellow members for entrusting me with another term as president,” said Lanza. “I look forward to working with the Board in continuing to grow MPSE and expand our work on behalf of sound editors.”

MPSE plans to continue its outreach through its Sound Advice series and other public events. The Sounding Board, a new event series being produced in tandem with the Cinema Audio Society, will be held on November 20. Lanza said that he hopes MPSE will be able to return to hosting some live events in the new year.

David Barber
David Barber (Photo: MPSE)

MPSE is also preparing for the 69th Annual Golden Reel Awards, scheduled for March 13, 2022. The 68th Annual MPSE Golden Reel Awards were held this past April 16th as a virtual event. It was a great success, including winners, nominees, presenters and attendees from around the globe.

Currently based at Sony Pictures Studios, Lanza has been a sound professional for 30 years and is credited on more than 250 feature films and television shows. They include Glory, an Academy Award-winner for Best Sound, and Born on the Fourth of July and JFK, both of which received Oscar nominations for SoundHe won an HPA Award for NBC’s Grimm and an MPSE Golden Reel Award for Amazon’s Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams. He has 30 additional MPSE Gold Reel Award nominations for projects including HomelandLizzie Borden Took an Ax and Coma. Recent projects include Jack ReacherLegends and Manhunt: Deadly Games.

Barber is a Supervising Sound Editor and Re-Recording Mixer with nearly 200 credits across film and television over his 20-year career. He is a three-time winner of MPSE Golden Reel Awards, mostly recently in 2018 for In Search of Fellini. Overall, he has been nominated for Golden Reel Awards 14 times.

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