Tom Hooper (left) and Taylor Hackford with his CAS Filmmaker Awardby Mel Lambert | content-creators.com
Los Angeles, CA (February 22, 2011)–The 47th Annual Cinema Audio Society Awards were held Saturday, February 19, 2011, at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles.
The Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for a Motion Picture went to True Grit and the sound team of production mixer Peter F. Kurland, CAS, and re-recording mixers Skip Lievsay, CAS, Craig Berkey, CAS and Greg Orloff, CAS. It was the third win for Kurland, who previously was tapped for No Country for Old Men and Walk the Line, and the second CAS Award win for Lievsay, Berkey and Orloff, who won previously for No Country for Old Men.
Jeffrey S. Wexler, CAS, was honored with the CAS Career Achievement Award presented by Tomlinson Holman, CAS, and Oscar-winning cinematographer Haskell Wexler, ASC. During the presentation Holman remarked than nearly 40 years ago, he served – uncredited – as Wexler’s boom operator on his first film, Cool Breeze.
DGA President Taylor Hackford received the CAS Filmmaker Award from four-time Oscar winner Scott Millan, CAS, who teamed with Hackford on Ray, and Oscar-nominee Tom Hooper, director of The King’s Speech. Hooper related that it was Hackford who introduced him to the DGA; when told that DGA members got a 10-week director’s cut, the newbie director “saw the importance of the organization for directors.”
Other CAS Award winners:
• Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for a Television Movie or Mini-Series for Temple Grandin to production mixer Ethan Andrus and re-recording mixer Rick Ash.
• Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for Television Series for Boardwalk Empire (“A Return to Normalcy” – Episode 12) to production mixer Franklin D. Stettner, CAS, and re-recording mixer Tom Fleischman, CAS.
• Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for Television Non Fiction, Variety or Music – Series for Specials for Deadliest Catch: Redemption Day to re-recording mixer Bob Bronow, CAS, marking his third CAS win in this category.
• Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for DVD Original Programming for 30 Days of Night: Dark Days to production mixer Michael Williamson, CAS, and Eric Lalicata, CAS.
The CAS Technical Achievement Award – Production went to the Schoeps CMIT2U Shotgun Microphone, while the CAS Technical Achievement Award – Post-Production went to iZotope RX 2.
2011 CAS Awards Sponsors included Audio-Technica, Avid, CSS Studios Paramount Pictures, Fox Searchlight Pictures, Sony Pictures, Technicolor, The Walt Disney Studios, Warner Bros. Studio Facilities and Soundworks Collection.
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Mel Lambert has been intimately involved with the international AV production industry for more years than he cares to remember. He is principal of Content-Creators.com, a Los Angeles-based editorial and photography service, and can be reached at email@example.com; 818.558-3924.