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51st CAS Awards Sets Timeline

By | Wednesday June 25, 2014 @ 9:23am PDT

51st CAS Awards Sets TimelineThe Cinema Audio Society has released the timetable for its 51st annual CAS Awards, set for February 14, 2015 at the Millennium Biltmore in Los Angeles. The CAS recognizes Outstanding Sound Mixing in film and television as well as Technical Achievement in production and post-production. Honorary Awards will be announced later in the year:

October 13: Entry Submission Form available Online on the CAS website
November 14: Entry Submissions due by 5 PM PT
December 10: Nomination Ballot Voting Begins Online
January 5: January Nomination Ballot Voting Ends Online
January 13: Final Five Nominees announced
January 21: Final Voting Begins Online
February 6 :Final Voting Ends Online
February 14: 51st Annual CAS Awards

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Cinema Audio Society Awards: ‘Gravity’, ‘Frozen’ Take Film Honors

By | Saturday February 22, 2014 @ 11:35pm PST

CAS Award WinnersWarner Bros’ Gravity continued to its run through this season’s craft awards, taking the Live Action Film award tonight at the 50th annual Cinema Audio Society Awards at LA’s Millennium Biltmore Hotel. Disney’s Frozen won in the animated category in a night the society honored re-recording mixer Andy Nelson with the CAS Career Achievement Award and Edward Zwick with the CAS Filmmaker Award. The group also presented a tribute to Dolby Labs founder Ray Dolby. Here’s the full list of winners:

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for a Motion Picture – Live Action
GRAVITY
Production Mixer Chris Munro, CAS; Re-recording Mixers Skip Lievsay, CAS, Niv Adiri and Christopher Benstead; Scoring Mixer Gareth Cousins; ADR Mixers Chris Navarro, CAS and Thomas J. O’Connell; and Foley Mixer Adam Fil Mendez

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for a Motion Picture – Animated
FROZEN
Original Dialogue Mixer Gabriel Guy; Re-recording Mixers David E. Fluhr, CAS and Gabriel Guy; Scoring Mixer Casey Stone; and Foley Mixer Mary Jo Lang

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for a Television Movie or Mini-Series
BEHIND THE CANDLELABRA
Production Mixer Dennis Towns, Re-recording Mixer Larry Blake, Scoring Mixer Thomas Vicari, and Foley Mixer Scott Curtis

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Cinema Audio Society To Honor Ray Dolby At CAS Awards

By | Wednesday February 12, 2014 @ 12:00pm PST

The Cinema AudioRay Dolby, photo courtesy of Dolby Laboratories Society will pay tribute to the late Ray Dolby at the upcoming 50th Annual CAS Awards. The founder of Dolby Laboratories will be honored for his groundbreaking audio technologies, for which he holds more than 50 U.S. patents. “It seems fitting in the 50th year of the CAS, that as we award the latest in Technical Achievements for production and post-production sound, we pause and remember Ray Dolby, a true pioneer of the sound community,” CAS President David Fluhr said in a statement. The tribute will include rare video footage of Dolby accepting the CAS Life Achievement Award at the 1989 CAS Awards. Dolby also will be honored by the Motion Picture Sound Editors at the Golden Reel Awards on February 16. The 50th CAS Awards will be held on February 22 at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles.

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Cinema Audio Society To Honor Edward Zwick With Filmmaker Award

By | Monday January 20, 2014 @ 12:02pm PST

Oscar-winning producer Edward Zwick willEdward Zwick, photo credit Takashi Seida receive the Cinema Audio Society’s Filmmaker Award at the 50th CAS Awards on February 22 at the Millennium-Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles. His directing credits include the Academy Award-winning films Glory and Legends Of The Fall. Zwick also produced, with Marshall Herskovitz, the Oscar-nominated film I Am Sam, as well as Traffic. Zwick received an Oscar as producer for Best Picture winner Shakespeare In Love and has been honored with three Emmy Awards, two Humanitas Prizes, three Writer’s Guild of America Awards, two Peabody Awards, a Director’s Guild of America Award, and the Franklin J. Schaffner Alumni Award from the American Film Institute. The CAS’ already announced career achievement recipient is veteran re-recording mixer Andy Nelson. Previous recipients of the filmmaker award include Quentin Tarantino, Gil Cates, Bill Condon, Paul Mazursky, Henry Selick, Taylor Hackford, Rob Marshall and Jonathan Demme.

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Cinema Audio Society Unveils Nominations For The 50th Annual CAS Awards

By | Tuesday January 14, 2014 @ 5:30am PST

CAS Awards 50thLos Angeles, Tuesday, January 14 2014 — The Cinema Audio Society announces the
nominees for the 50th Annual CAS Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for 2013 in six categories.

“It is exciting that, as we celebrate 50 years of the CAS, there has been an abundance of
outstanding sound mixing in film and television this past year,” said CAS President
David E. Fluhr. “These nominations reflect the best sound mixing of 2013 as determined by the voting members of the Cinema Audio Society and I congratulate each of the nominees.”

A Blue Ribbon panel of CAS Members determined the nominees for the 10th Annual
Cinema Audio Society Technical Achievement Awards. The Awards will be presented at a sealed envelope dinner on February 22nd in the Crystal Ballroom of the historic Millennium Biltmore Hotel. During this Awards Dinner the highest honor of the CAS – the CAS Career Achievement Award will be presented to Rerecording Mixer Andy Nelson. The CAS Filmmaker Award Honoree will be announced later this week.

Here is the full list of CAS Awards nominations:

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50th CAS Awards Sets Timeline

By | Thursday June 27, 2013 @ 3:08pm PDT

The Cinema Audio Society has released the timetable for its 50th annual CAS Awards, set for February 22 at the Millennium Biltmore in Los Angeles: Read More »

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Cinema Audio Society Awards: ‘Les Misérables’, ‘Brave’, ‘Homeland’, ‘Hatfields & McCoys’, ‘Modern Family’

By | Saturday February 16, 2013 @ 10:25pm PST

Universal’s Les Misérables was honored for Best Sound Mixing for a motion picture and Disney/Pixar’s team for Brave took the award for animated feature film tonight as the Cinema Audio Society handed out prizes for Sound Mixing for 2012 in six categories plus a separate pair of awards for technical achievement. The team for Hatfields & McCoys Part 1 (The History Channel) took the nod for TV movie or miniseries, and Homeland: Beruit Is Back (Showtime) won in the one-hour TV series category. The prize for mixing of a half-hour series went to the team behind ABC’s Modern FamilyRead More »

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Cinema Audio Society To Honor Jonathan Demme

By | Tuesday November 6, 2012 @ 3:52pm PST

Jonathan Demme will receive the Cinema Audio Society Filmmaker Award at the 49th CAS Awards on February 16 at Millennium-Biltmore in Los Angeles. Demme’s career spans 40 years as a writer-director-producer, and his credits include The Silence Of The Lambs, Philadelphia, The Manchurian Candidate, Married To The Mob and Neil Young: Heart Of Gold. All of those pics were made with sound mixer Chris Newman, who is receiving the CAS Career Achievement Award this year. Demme’s latest project is based on Andre Gregory and Wallace Shawn’s adaptation of the Ibsen play Master Builder, now in postproduction.  The CAS Awards will honor Outstanding Achievements in Sound Mixing in six categories.

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48th Cinema Audio Society Awards: ‘Hugo’, ‘Boardwalk Empire’, ‘Too Big To Fail’, ‘Deadliest Catch’

By | Saturday February 18, 2012 @ 11:05pm PST

The 48th CAS Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing were presented tonight by the Cinema Audio Society at a banquet in the Crystal Ballroom at the Millennium-Biltmore Hotel. They are presented annually to the winning Re-Recording and Production Mixers in each of four categories: Television Non-Fiction, Variety or Music Series or Special; Television Series; Television Movies or Mini-Series; and Motion Pictures. The competition is open to feature films and television programs released or aired during the calendar year, and the winners are revealed in a sealed envelope ceremony. The winners are:
Motion Pictures:
Hugo
Production Mixer: John Midgley
Re-recording Mixer: Tom Fleischman, CAS
Scoring Mixer: Simon Rhodes

Television Series:
Boardwalk Empire – ‘To The Lost’
Production Mixer: Franklin D. Stettner, CAS
Re-recording Mixers: Tom Fleischman, CAS

Television Movies and Mini-Series:
Too Big to Fail
Production Mixer: James J. Sabat, CAS
Re-recording Mixers: Chris Jenkins, Bob Beemer, CAS
Scoring Mixer: Chris Fogel Read More »

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CAS Filmmaker Award To Rob Marshall

By | Monday November 14, 2011 @ 12:12pm PST

The Cinema Audio Society will bestow its CAS Filmmaker Award on Rob Marshall at the 40th CAS Awards in February in Los Angeles. The director’s films have been nominated for 23 Academy Awards, including a Best Picture win for Chicago in 2002. His most recent film, Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, has grossed more than $1 billion worldwide. He is currently developing The Thin Man with Johnny Depp. The CAS’ already announced Career Achievement recipient is sound mixer Scott Millan, who worked with Marshall on Marshall’s Nine. Previous recipients of the Filmmaker Award include Quentin Tarantino, Gil Cates, Bill Condon, Paul Mazursky, Henry Selick and Taylor Hackford.

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CAS Awards Add Scoring Mixer Slots

By | Tuesday October 18, 2011 @ 9:38am PDT

Los Angeles—The Cinema Audio Society opened the submissions process on October 17 for the CAS Awards with a big change this year — Scoring Mixers will be added to the mix in three categories: Motion Pictures, Television Movie or Mini-Series and DVD Original Programming. The 48th Annual CAS Awards nominees will be announced on Thursday, January 19, 2012 and the CAS Awards will be held Saturday, February 18, 2012 in the Crystal Ballroom of the Millennium Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles, California.

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