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MPSE Previews George Miller’s Filmmaker Award at the 68th Annual Golden Reel Awards

April 12, 2021 | By
MPSE Previews George Miller’s Filmmaker Award at the 68th Annual Golden Reel Awards

On Friday, April 16, the Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) will present Director George Miller with its highest honor, the annual Filmmaker Award, at the 68th Annual MPSE Golden Reel Awards. The organization is recognizing Miller for his diverse body of work, which includes Happy Feet (an Academy Award-winner for Best Animated Feature), Babe: A Pig in the... »

Contender Profile: The Greyhound Sound Team on Creating Authentic 1940s Sounds of War 

April 5, 2021 | By
Contender Profile: The <em>Greyhound</em> Sound Team on Creating Authentic 1940s Sounds of War 

“And the Oscar goes to,” is a familiar phrase we anticipate hearing each year in the 93-year history of the Academy Awards. This year, for the first time in many decades, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has created a new category for “Sound” in their awards extravaganza, merging sound editing and... »

Voice Actors Kelly Stables, David Cowgill Hosting 68th Annual MPSE Golden Reel Awards

April 2, 2021 | By
Voice Actors Kelly Stables, David Cowgill Hosting 68th Annual MPSE Golden Reel Awards

The Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) has announced that acclaimed voice actors Kelly Stables and David Cowgill will host the 68th Annual MPSE Golden Reel Awards, taking place as an all-virtual awards ceremony on Friday, April 16, at 6pm Pacific. Stables and Cowgill will be joined by presenters from around the world in honoring outstanding achievement... »

93rd Annual Oscars Spotlight on the Sound Nominees

April 2, 2021 | By
93rd Annual Oscars Spotlight on the Sound Nominees

This is the first year that Sound is just a single category, after decades of it being split into Sound Editing and Sound Mixing. There is a difference, but it’s now moot, because after years of the Academy members also being confused, the two were combined into the single category, which makes sense.  In... »

The MPSE Previews Its Virtual 68th Golden Reel Awards

March 22, 2021 | By
The MPSE Previews Its Virtual 68th Golden Reel Awards

The Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) is giving members a preview of its 68th Golden Reel Awards, scheduled for Friday, April 16th as a fully virtual event. The group invites sound professionals from around the world to gather and celebrate their craft in a way unlike anything in the organization’s long history. Attendees will be welcomed into a virtual... »

Motion Picture Sound Editors Honoring Dennis Drummond with Career Achievement Award

March 9, 2021 | By
Motion Picture Sound Editors Honoring Dennis Drummond with Career Achievement Award

The Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) will be presenting its 68th Annual MPSE Golden Reel Awards via an international virtual ceremony on April 16, and in that ceremony, it will be honoring Supervising Sound Editor Dennis Drummond with its 2021 MPSE Career Achievement Award. Drummond’s credits include The Intern, The Help, It’s Complicated and The Pursuit of Happyness,... »

Nomadland Production Sound Mixer Michael Wolf Snyder Dead by Suicide

March 6, 2021 | By
<em>Nomadland</em> Production Sound Mixer Michael Wolf Snyder Dead by Suicide

The very sad news came out today that Michael Wolf Snyder, the Production Sound Mixer for Chloé Zhao‘s Nomadland and her previous film, The Rider, has died at the age of 35, according to father, David Snyder. As reported by Variety, Snyder’s body was found by his psychiatrist father in his Queens, New York apartment on Monday, March 1, after friends... »

Cinema Audio Society Announces Nominations for the 57th Annual CAS Awards

March 2, 2021 | By
Cinema Audio Society Announces Nominations for the 57th Annual CAS Awards

The Cinema Audio Society (CAS) announced the nominees for the 57th Annual CAS Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for 2020 in seven categories, as well as the Outstanding Product Nominations. The awards will be handed out on the evening of April 17 at a sealed envelope virtual event, and the Cinema Audio Society... »

Motion Picture Sound Editors Announce 68th Annual Golden Reel Award Nominees

March 1, 2021 | By
Motion Picture Sound Editors Announce 68th Annual Golden Reel Award Nominees

The Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) has announced the nominees for its 68th Annual MPSE Golden Reel Awards. Nominees represent the work of the world’s most talented sound artists and their contributions to the past year’s most outstanding feature film, television, animation, computer entertainment, and student productions. The MPSE Golden Reel Awards recognize outstanding achievement... »

Skip Lievsay on Creating Sonic Environments for Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

February 23, 2021 | By
Skip Lievsay on Creating Sonic Environments for <em>Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom</em>

One of the best received films of 2020, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom is a vivid adaptation of August Wilson’s landmark play. Directed by George C. Wolfe, the film explores a 1927 Chicago recording session featuring the celebrated blues singer Ma Rainey (played by Viola Davis) and her backup band, including trumpeter Levee Green (Chadwick... »