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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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Cinema Audio Society To Honor Andy Nelson With Career Achievement Award

By | Wednesday September 18, 2013 @ 2:00pm PDT

Veteran re-recording mixer Andy Nelson will be presented with the Cinema Audio Society’s Career Achievement Award at the 50th CAS Awards on February 22, 2014 at the Millennium-Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles. “I am thrilled to announce Andy Nelson as this year’s Cinema Audio Society Career Achievement honoree. Andy is a long time colleague, and I have had the pleasure of watching Andy skyrocket to the top of our craft over these last few years,” David Fluhr, Cinema Audio Society President, said today in a statement. Nelson has received 18 nominations for the CAS Award for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for a Feature Film, winning in 2013 for Les Misérables and in 1999 for Saving Private Ryan. He also received Oscars for those same films. Nelson also has received 14 BAFTA nominations, winning five awards, again for Les Misérables and Saving Private Ryan along with Moulin Rouge, L.A. Confidential and Braveheart.

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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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R.I.P. Stefan Kudelski

By | Wednesday January 30, 2013 @ 3:42pm PST

Stefan Kudelski, inventor of the first portable professional sound recorder, died Saturday in Switzerland at the age of 84. Word of his death came in a statement from the Kudelski Group, the company he founded. Kudelski created the Nagra (meaning “will record” in his native Polish) in 1951, revolutionizing the world of audio recording for filmmakers. The device, weighing between 8 and 20 pounds, was “one of the tools that made the French New Wave possible, by allowing the young directors in the late 50s and early 60s … to shoot a scene almost anywhere they could think of shooting one,” Randy Thom, director of sound design for Skywalker Sound, told All Things Considered host Melissa Block. Kudelski sold the device to Radio Luxembourg, Italy’s s RAI and the BBC as well as ABC, NBC and CBS in the U.S., according to the Nagra Audio website. Kudelski went on to win five Oscars and two Emmys for his contributions to sound engineering. He’s pictured at the left with Maggie Smith and Maureen Stapleton at the 1978 Academy Awards. Read More »

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Cinema Audio Society Announces Technical Achievement Nominees

By | Friday January 18, 2013 @ 4:08pm PST

Los Angeles, 18 January 2013 — The Cinema Audio Society announced the nominees for the 9th Annual CAS Technical Achievement Awards for Production and Post-Production. Board President, David E. Fluhr, CAS made the announcement after a Blue Ribbon panel met to determine this year’s nominees.

Winners will be announced at the 49th Annual CAS Awards dinner on February 16th at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in the Crystal Ballroom. During this Awards Dinner the highest honor of the CAS – the CAS Career Achievement Award will be presented to Production Sound Mixer Chris Newman and the CAS Filmmaker Award will be presented to director Jonathan Demme. KTLA Entertainment Reporter Sam Rubin will be returning as the Master of Ceremonies. The CAS will also be presenting Awards for Outstanding Sound Mixing in six categories at the Awards Dinner and those nominees have been previously announced. The most up-to-date listing of those nominee names is attached.

9th Annual Cinema Audio Society Technical Achievement Award Nominations

PRODUCTION

Lectrosonics – WM Watertight Transmitter
PureBlend Software – Movieslate® 3.8
Quantum5X – TapShoeMic™
Sound Devices – 664 Field Production Mixer with Recorder
Zaxcom – ERX2TCD IFB Receiver

POST PRODUCTION

AMS Neve – DFC Gemini with Superstem™Mixing
Barco – Auro 11.1
Dolby® – Atmos
iZotope – Insight™
Waves – WLM-Waves Loudness Meter

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Cinema Audio Society Unveils Sound Mixing Noms

By | Tuesday January 8, 2013 @ 5:31am PST

The Cinema Audio Society has announced its nominees for the 49th Annual CAS Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for 2012 in six categories. The awards will be presented February 16 at LA’s Millennium Biltmore Hotel. The CAS Career Achievement Award will be presented to Sound Mixer Chris Newman and director Jonathan Demme will receive the CAS Filmmaker Award. The complete list of nominees follows:

Motion Pictures – Live Action:

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Production Mixer – Tony Johnson, CAS
Re-recording Mixer – Christopher Boyes
Re-recording Mixer – Michael Hedges, CAS
Re-recording Mixer – Michael Semanick, CAS

Les Misérables
Production Mixer – Simon Hayes
Re-recording Mixer – Andy Nelson
Re-recording Mixer – Mark Paterson
Scoring Mixer – Jonathan Allen
ADR Mixer –Robert Edwards

Lincoln
Production Mixer – Ronald Judkins, CAS
Re-recording Mixer – Andy Nelson
Re-recording Mixer – Gary Rydstrom, CAS
Scoring Mixer – Shawn Murphy
ADR Mixer – Bob Johanson
Foley Mixer – Frank Rinella

Skyfall
Production Mixer – Stuart Wilson
Re-recording Mixer – Scott Millan, CAS
Re-recording Mixer – Greg P. Russell, CAS
Scoring Mixer – Simon Rhodes
ADR Mixer – Peter Gleaves
Foley Mixer – James Ashwill

Zero Dark Thirty
Production Mixer – Ray Beckett, CAS
Re-recording Mixer – Paul N. J. Ottosson
ADR Mixer – Brian Smith
Foley Mixer – John Sanacore

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Cinema Audio Society Changes Nominations Date

By | Wednesday September 19, 2012 @ 7:35pm PDT

19 September 2012, Los Angeles— The Cinema Audio Society announced today a change in the timetable for the 49th Annual CAS Awards. The new date for the announcement of the nominations will be Tuesday, January 8, 2012 via press release. All other dates and deadlines of the timeline remain the same as previously announced.

The timeline is as follows:

Submission Forms available online at CAS website Monday, October 15, 2012
Entry Submissions DUE by 5:00 PM (PST) Friday, November 16, 2012
Nominations Ballot Voting begins online Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Nominations Ballot Voting ends online 5:00PM (PST) Friday, January 4, 2013

Final Five Nominees announced Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Final Voting begins online Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Final Voting ends online 5:00 PM (PST) Friday, February 8, 2013

49th Annual CAS Awards Saturday, February 16, 2013 in The Crystal Ballroom of The Millennium Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles, California

CAS WEBSITE:
www.cinemaaudiosociety.org

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Cinema Audio Society Sound Mixing Noms

By | Thursday January 19, 2012 @ 5:30am PST

Los Angeles, Thursday January 19th, 2011 — The Cinema Audio Society announces the nominees for the 48th Annual CAS Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for 2011 in four categories. Also included are the nominations for the CAS Technical Awards in both the Production and the Post-Production categories.

The Awards will be presented at a sealed envelope dinner on February 18th in the Crystal Ballroom of the Millennium Biltmore Hotel. During this Awards Dinner the highest honor of the CAS — the CAS Career Achievement Award will be presented to Re-recording Mixer Scott Millan, CAS and the CAS Filmmaker Award will be presented to director Rob Marshall. KTLA Entertainment Reporter Sam Rubin will be returning as the Master of Ceremonies

The Cinema Audio Society, a philanthropic, non-profit organization, was formed in 1964 for the purpose of sharing information with Sound Professionals in the Motion Picture and Television Industry.

On the evening of the Awards the Cinema Audio Society website will be updated in real time as the winners are announced. http://www.cinemaaudiosociety.org/

The Nominees for the Cinema Audio Society Awards
for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for 2011 are:

Motion Pictures
Hanna
Production Mixer: Roland Winke
Re-recording Mixers: Christopher Scarabosio
Craig Berkey, CAS
Scoring Mixer: Andrew Dudman

Hugo
Production Mixer: John Midgley
Re-recording Mixer: Tom Fleischman, CAS
Scoring Mixer: Simon Rhodes

Moneyball
Production Mixer: Ed Novick
Re-recording Mixers: Deb Adair, CAS
Ron Bochar, CAS
David Giammarco
Scoring Mixer: Brad Haenel

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
Production Mixer: Lee Orloff, CAS
Re-recording Mixers: Paul Massey, CAS
Chris Boyes
Scoring Mixer: Alan Meyerson

Super 8
Production Mixer: Mark Ulano, CAS
Re-recording Mixers: Andy Nelson
Anna Behlmer
Scoring Mixer: Dan Wallin

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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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Scott Millan To Receive CAS Career Award

By | Monday September 19, 2011 @ 2:09pm PDT

Scott Millan, whose 37-year career in sound mixing includes winning Oscars for his work on Apollo 13, Gladiator, Ray and The Bourne Ultimatum, will receive the CAS Career Achievement Award from the Cinema Audio Society. The organization will bestow the honor Feb. 18 at the CAS Awards in Los Angeles. Millan recently moved to the Technicolor/Paramount sound facilities on the Paramount lot, continuing his work as re-recording mixer and serving as Sound Director for Feature Films.

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HAMMOND: ‘Social Network’ & ‘True Grit’ Win At Guild Awards: What Does It Mean?

Pete Hammond

With The Social Network winning big with Film Editors, and True Grit doing the same across town with the Sound Mixers, Saturday represented the first night in several weekends when the big news was not The King’s Speech. Last night added a little surprise and diversity to an awards season that was becoming a bit predictable. Attention must be paid in particular to the American Cinema Editor’s ACE Eddie Awards, an uncanny predictor not only of who will win the all-important Best Editing Oscar but also Best Picture. So Saturday night was very important for The Social Network which has been trying to regain ground lost in several other Guild contests this season.

The Social Network’s Eddie win as Best Edited Dramatic Feature Film over other formidable Best Pic and Editing Oscar contenders like Black Swan, The King’s Speech, and The Fighter, not to mention the not Oscar-nominated Inception, was a big psychological boost to its Academy chances. Especially because it comes on the heels of a BAFTA win in the Editing category last weekend against hometown fave King’s Speech.  Now already favored in the Director and Adapted Screenplay categories, an Editing win would give The Social Network three categories that almost always add up to a Best Picture winner. The last film to take all three without winning Best Pic was Traffic in 2000.

The difference is now there are ten Best Picture nominees judged separately with a preferential voting system, something that almost certainly favors a consensus film like The King’s Speech. It’s entirely possible … Read More »

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‘True Grit’ Wins Best Sound Mixing Award

The Cinema Audio Society consisting of Sound Mixers and Associates from the film and television industries handed out its 47th Annual CAS Award Winners Saturday. The Society was founded to create a proper channel of communication between the related sound crafts and between those instrumental to the production and distribution of film and television soundtracks:

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for
Motion Pictures:

True Grit
Production Mixer
Peter F. Kurland, CAS
Re-recording Mixers
Skip Lievsay, CAS
Craig Berkey, CAS
Greg Orloff, CAS

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for a Television Movies and Mini-Series:

Temple Grandin
Production Mixer
Ethan Andrus
Re-recording Mixer
Rick Ash

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for a Television Series:

Boardwalk Empire (A Return to Normalcy-Episode 12)
Production Mixer
Franklin D. Stettner, CAS
Re-recording Mixers
Tom Fleischman, CAS

Oustanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for
Television – Non-Fiction, Variety or Music -
Series or Specials:

Deadliest Catch: Redemption Day
Re-recording Mixer
Bob Bronow, CAS

7th Annual CAS Technical Achievement Awards:

Production:
Schoeps Super CMIT 2U

Post Production
Izotope Izotope RX-2

2011 CAS Filmmaker Award Honoree:
Taylor Hackford

2011 CAS Career Achievement Honoree:
Jeffrey S. Wexler, CAS

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for
DVD Original Programming:

30 Days of Night: Dark Days
Production Mixer
Michael Williamson, CAS
Re-recording Mixers
Eric Lalicata, CAS

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Cinema Audio Society’s Sound Awards

Los Angeles, Thursday January 6th, 2011 — The Cinema Audio Society announces the nominees for the 47th Annual CAS Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for 2010 in five categories. In making this announcement, CAS President Edward L. Moskowitz said, “Our nominees this year reflect the best work done in film, television and DVD original programming as determined by the voting membership of the Cinema Audio Society. We are pleased to listen to the excellent quality and variety of sound mixing work that was accomplished this past year”. The Awards will be presented at a sealed envelope dinner on February 19th in the Crystal Ballroom of the Millennium Biltmore Hotel. During this Awards Dinner the highest honor of the CAS – the CAS Career Achievement Award will be presented to Production Sound Mixer Jeffrey S. Wexler, CAS and the CAS Filmmaker Award will be presented to director and President of the Directors Guild of America, Taylor Hackford. KTLA Entertainment Reporter Sam Rubin will be returning as the Master of Ceremonies The Cinema Audio Society, a philanthropic, non-profit organization, was formed in 1964 for the purpose of sharing information with Sound Professionals in the Motion Picture and Television Industry. On the evening of the Awards the Cinema Audio Society website will be updated in real time as the winners are announced. http://www.cinemaaudiosociety.org/

The Nominees for the Cinema Audio Society Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for 2010 are:

Motion Pictures:
Black Swan, Production Mixer, Ken Ishii CAS
Re-recording Mixers, Dominick Tavella

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