- Tuesday, Mar. 31, 2015
The Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) today announces the results of its annual Board of Directors election. Elected to two-year terms in Executive Seats are Jeremy J. Gordon as Sergeant-at-Arms, Paul Rodriguez as Treasurer and Mark Lanza as Vice President. They join continuing offices Frank Morrone (President) and Christopher Reeves (Secretary). Lanza and Rodriguez were incumbents.
Additionally, ten others were elected to board seats. Elected to Film Board seats are Ben Wilkins (incumbent) and James Barth. Elected to Television Board Seats are Eileen Horta and Glen Megregian. Elected to a Game Cinematic Board Seat is Adam Boyd. Elected to a Film Music Board Seat is Steven Saltzman (incumbent). Elected to Out of Area Board seats are Kevin Howard (incumbent), Skye Lewin (incumbent), Michael Orlowski and Ahmad (Maddy) Shirazi.
MPSE President Frank Morrone says that the new board will address an ambitious agenda. The organization has plans to grow its membership and increase recognition for sound editors, particularly those working in media other than traditional film and television production. It expects to increase its popular series of sound shows, beginning with an event at this year’s National Association of Broadcasters Convention in Las Vegas featuring the sound editorial team from the hit film Fifty Shades of Grey. MPSE also expects to boost its educational programs and student outreach.
“We are very excited to welcome some very talented and dedicated professionals to our board,” Morrone said. “We look forward to profiting from their enthusiasm and new ideas. As the professional sound community continues to grow worldwide and spread to new entertainment mediums, we are redoubling our commitment improve recognition for our members and their craft.”
The MPSE is a non-profit organization whose 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 and mentorship 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. mpse.org