by Mel Lambert | content-creators.com
New York (September 21, 2009)--The post production industry turned out in force on September 14 to participate in the First Annual Motion Picture Sound Editors Golf Tournament held at the Malibu Country Club in support of future filmmakers.
The MPSE event attracted teams from Avid, Acme Audio and NT Audio, in addition to Disney Post, Universal, Fox, Sony and Warner Bros, plus independent post houses. Proceeds benefited Inner-City Filmmakers and the MPSE Ethel Crutcher Scholarship Fund, which provides scholarships for continuing education and advancement in film and TV. ICF offers skills training and paid-work opportunities to low-income inner city students. The event was organized by KMD Productions.
First place went to Avrom Gart from Cedars Sinai Hospital, producer/engineer Ed Cherney, Ken Dahlinger from Frameworks and Paul Sandweiss from Sound Design Corp. with a score of 59; in second place was a foursome from Acme Audio--J. D. Blashaw, Mike Carver, Kevin Kimmel and Steve Seable--with Fox Studios' Mark Glassman, John Larsen, Lorraine Larsen and Derek Vanderhorst in third place. The putting Contest Winner was Rich Nevens from Avid, while Avrom Gart won Longest Drive, Mark Glassman from Fox Studios secured Closest to the Pin, and Mark Friedgen from Smart Post Sound the Longest Putt award. The day concluded with a dinner and awards ceremony, together with a raffle and silent auction of donated audio equipment from Studio Network Solutions, Antares Audio Technologies, Audio-Technica, PreSonus, MelroseMac and Malibu Country Club, plus a Gibson Epiphone guitar and gift packages.
"We had 58 players, with all major studios represented," MPSE president Bobbi Banks offers. Youngsters from Inner City Filmmakers attended with program directors Fred Heinrich and Stephania Lipner. "Participants were very interested in speaking with them," Banks adds. "The kids were thankful for the experience to have some great people poring into their lives."
"It was a rousing event," concludes MPSE treasurer Paul Rodriquez from CSS Studios. "We are already looking forward to next year's tournament and more events of this kind." Each year, MPSE presents its Golden Reel Awards, which acknowledge the year's best work in various areas of sound editing: dialog and ADR, effects & Foley and music.