International virtual ceremony slated for March 13th.
Studio City, California— The Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) will draw on the most accomplished sound artists of its past in celebrating the best in sound editing of the present at the 69th Annual MPSE Golden Reel Awards. Five past recipients of the MPSE’s Career Achievement Award will serve as presenters during the Golden Reel Awards ceremony to be held as a fully-virtual event on Sunday, March 13th.
In keeping with the theme of this year’s awards ceremony, The Best of the Past and Present, MPSE is welcoming back its most celebrated members. Career Achievement honorees Harry Cohen (2017), John Roesch (2013), Cece Hall (2020), Richard L. Anderson (2007) and Anthony J. “Chic” Ciccolini III (2022) will be among those presenting awards for outstanding achievement in sound editing in 17 categories across feature films, television, animation, computer entertainment.
“The phenomenal sound work done by our members over the past year builds on the creativity and innovations of their predecessors.” said MPSE president Mark Lanza. “This year, in addition to honoring the best new work, we are reflecting on the rich traditions of our craft and the incredible artists who’ve come before us.”
This year’s awards ceremony will also be interlaced with archival sound and video material highlighting outstanding sound editing dating back to the founding of the Motion Picture Sound Editors in 1953.
South Korean director Hwang Dong-hyuk, creator of the Netflix survival drama series Squid Game, will also serve as an awards presenter. The annual Verna Fields Award for student sound work will be presented by EIPMA president Bernard Weiser; Richard Nevens, head of audio business development for Blackmagic Design; and Loren Nielsen, vice president, content & strategy at Xperi Corporation.
Tickets to the 69th Annual MPSE Golden Reel Awards may be purchased here: www.mpse.org/event-4549095
Founded in 1953, the Motion Picture Sound Editors is a non-profit organization of professional sound and music editors who work in the motion picture television and gaming industries. The organization’s mission is to provide a wealth of knowledge from award-winning professionals to a diverse group of individuals, youth and career professionals alike; mentoring and educating the community about the artistic merit and technical advancements in sound and music editing; providing scholarships for the continuing advancement of motion picture sound in education; and helping to enhance the personal and professional lives of the men and women who practice this unique craft.
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