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Headline News Letters From Iwo Jima & Cars Win Top Golden Reel Awards

LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA took home double honors at the Motion Picture Sound Editors' Golden Reel Awards, held Saturday night, Feb. 24, 2007, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. The World War II historical pic was honored for dialogue and automated dialogue replacement category, as well as for sound effects/foley.

APOCALYPTO won for music in a feature film, while DREAMGIRLS was honored for music editing in a musical feature film. PAN'S LABYRINTH was feted for the foreign film sound effects/foley.

Headline News MPSE Announced Golden Reel Nominees

The Motion Picture Sound Editors have announced the nominees for the 2007 Golden Reel Awards. In the feature animation category, two of three Oscar nominees -- CARS and HAPPY FEET -- made the list alongside THE ANT BULLY, FLUSHED AWAY, ICE AGE: THE MELTDOWN and OVER THE HEDGE. For TV, a wide range of networks picked up nods for such shows as AMERICAN DAD, BEN 10, DRAWN TOGETHER, KAPPA MIKEY, MY LIFE AS A TEENAGE ROBOT, SQUIRREL BOY, SUPER ROBOT MONKEY TEAM HYPERFORCE GO! and YIN! YANG! YO! Animation was also well represented in the direct-to-video category as well as gaming.

Headline News Pacific Soundwaves Opens New Post Facility

Relaxing in the stylish and comfortable client lounge at Pacific Soundwaves new post sound facility, it is evident how this veteran company has been able to cultivate its cool in a furiously hot industry. Their innovative 12,000 sq. ft studio embodies the critical ingredients needed to avoid the pitfalls of large-scale expansion; talented and experienced mixers, bleeding edge technology and unrivaled carte blanch client service.

Headline News Austin’s D7 Studios Releases Animated Series Free Online

D7 Studios has launched the first chapter of its new animated adventure series, D7PEACEMAKER REVELATION, in multi-platform release, including High Definition, DVD, iPod and Internet download at www.D7.com. The online version of the series allows the viewer to watch and interact with additional scenes, giving more insight into specific characters and foreshadow events to come.

Headline News Emmy-Winning Sound Specialist Geisler Joins Pacific Soundwaves

Leading post-production sound facility Pacific Soundwaves announced that animation sound specialist Michael Geisler has joined the company as supervising sound editor. Bringing the award-winning sound designer/editor on staff enables Pacific Soundwaves to better address the very specific needs of animated film, television, gaming and interactive projects. A highly-regarded audio pro and founder of sound postproduction company BadaBing BadaBoom, Geisler is now serving his extensive base of animation clients as a member of Pacific Soundwaves team, at its top-of-the-line Burbank facility.

Headline News Jakers! and The Batman Double Daytime Emmy Winners

JAKERS! THE ADVENTURES OF PIGGLEY WINKS and THE BATMAN were the big animation winners, with two Emmys each, as the National Television Academy presented the 33rd Annual Creative Craft Daytime Emmy Awards on Saturday, April 22, 2006, during simultaneous black-tie ceremonies held at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City and the Grand Ballroom at Hollywood and Highland in Los Angeles. Outstanding Children's Animated Program was awarded to JAKERS!

Headline News Comic Book Movies & Skywalker Sound Announce Strategic Partnership

Comic Book Movies, an entertainment company established by veteran film producer and comicbook authority Michael Uslan and visionary financier M. Jonathan Roberts, has announced a strategic partnership with Skywalker Sound for all post-production and sound services for their upcoming slate of features films, television and animation productions.

Headline News Wallace And Gromit & Family Guy Win Top Animated Honors at Gold Reel Awards

WAR OF THE WORLDS won the top honor Best Sound Editing in Feature Films Sound Fx/Foley at the MPSE Golden Reel Awards while WALLACE & GROMIT: CURSE OF THE WERERABBIT and FAMILY GUY topped animated honors during the black-tie ceremony on March 4, 2006, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA was also a big winner for Best Sound Editing in Feature Films Dialogue/ADR. The Golden Reel Awards acknowledge the year's best work in the various areas of sound editing

Winners of the MPSE Golden Reel Awards are:

Headline News Golden Reel Nominations Announced

The MPSE has announced its nominations for the MPSE Golden Reel Awards, given annually for the best work in the various areas of sound editing: dialogue & ADR, effects & foley, and music.

The MPSE Career Achievement Award will be presented to music editor Else Blangsted during the black-tie ceremony on March 4, 2006, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.

The nominations are:

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Headline News Jakers Leads Daytime Emmy Noms For Toons

Today (Feb. 8, 2006) the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announced the nominees for the 33rd annual Daytime Emmy Awards. Disneys KIM Possible garnered five nominations, leading all other animated fare, including a nod for Outstanding Children's Animated Program. JAKERS! THE ADVENTURES OF PIGGLEY WINKS garnered four nominations, leading all other animated fare, including a nod for Outstanding Children's Animated Program.

VFXWorld 'Building Interactive Worlds in 3D:' Advanced Virtual Camera Development for 'The Diner' Project — Part 2

VFXWorld presents the last excerpt from Building Interactive Worlds in 3D by Jean-Marc Gauthier. This month concludes a look at using the virtual camera for The Diner project.

Headline News 78th Academy Award Nominations Announced

KING KONG is up four Oscars in the list of nominees just released by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the 78th Annual Academy Awards, starting with Best Visual Effects, up against THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE LION, THE WITCH & THE WARDROBE and WAR OF THE WORLDS. In an apparent snubbing of George Lucas, the visual effects branch of the academy rejected his final STAR WARS movie, EPISODE III REVENGE OF THE SITH, which received a sole nomination for makeup.

Headline News Skywalker Sound Names Randy Thom Director of Sound Design

Randy Thom has been appointed as director of sound design at Skywalker Sound. Thom, recipient of last years Academy Award for Best Sound Effects Editing on THE INCREDIBLES, and previously a Best Sound Oscar for THE RIGHT STUFF, began working for Lucasfilm in 1979. His film projects this year include HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE, as well as additional sound design for WAR OF THE WORLDS. A highly prolific sound designer and mixer, Thom is equally at home with animation or live action, with an additional 11 Oscar nominations during his career.

Headline News EA and Grammy Foundation Partner to Expose Kids to Interactive Music Composition

Electronic Arts Inc., the world leading interactive entertainment company, and the GRAMMY Foundation have joined forces to give high school students an insiders view into careers in Interactive music composition & sound via GRAMMY Pro Session: Video Game Music And Sound Design. The GRAMMY Foundations unique Pro Session series gives students an insiders view into careers in the music industry.

Headline News Peep and Rolie Polie Olie Top Daytime Emmy Awards

PEEP and ROLIE POLIE OLIE were the big animation winners as the National Television Academy presented the 32nd Annual Creative Craft Daytime Emmy Awards on Saturday, May 14, 2005 during simultaneous black-tie ceremonies held at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City and the Grand Ballroom at Hollywood and Highland in Los Angeles. Outstanding Children's Animated Program was awarded to PEEP AND THE BIG WIDE WORLD while Outstanding Special Class Animated Program went to ROLIE POLIE OLIE.

Headline News Kim Possible Leads Daytime Emmy Noms For Toons

Today the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announced the nominees for the 32rd annual Daytime Emmy Awards. Disneys KIM Possible garnered five nominations, leading all other animated fare, including a nod for Outstanding Children's Animated Program. THE BATMAN and BLUES CLUES came in a close second with four nominations apiece. DORA THE EXPLORER and JAKERS! took home three noms with DUCK DODGERS and POSTCARDS FROM BUSTER receiving two nods.

Headline News Aviator & The Incredibles Top 2004 Golden Reel Awards

THE AVIATOR and THE INCREDIBLES took the top feature and animated film sound editing award categories at the 52nd Annual Golden Reel Awards, doled out by the Motion Picture Sound Editors on Feb. 26, 2005, at the Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles. The Golden Reel Awards acknowledge the year's best work in the various areas of sound editing.

Headline News The Incredibles Wins Two Oscars & Ryan Wins Shorts Race

Pixar earned its second animated feature Oscar for THE INCREDIBLES at the 77th Annual Academy Awards, Feb. 27, 2005, while Skywalker Sound won the Best Sound Editing Award. Animated feature was the award up for the night, collected by a jubilant Brad Bird. He thanked the holy trinity at Pixar referring to Ed Catmull, Steve Jobs and John Lasseter for creating the greatest studio on the face of the Earth, Bird said.

Headline News The Incredibles Power Up Four Oscar Noms

Disney/Pixars THE INCREDIBLES is up for four Oscars in the list of nominees just released by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the 77th Annual Academy Awards, starting with Best Animated Feature, where it is pitted against DreamWorks SHREK 2 and SHARK TALE. Festival favorites in the Animated Shorts category are Chris Landreths RYAN (CFB), Sejong Parks BIRTHDAY BOY, Mike Gabriels LORENZO (Disney), Bill Plymptons GUARD DOG and Paul Jeff Fowlers GOPHER BROKE (Blur Studios).

Headline News The Aviator and Kill Bill, Vol. 2 Lead Golden Reel Noms

THE AVIATOR and KILL BILL, VOL. 2 both took nominations in all three major feature film categories Dialogue/ADR, Music and Sound Effects/Foley in the top sound editing nominations in the 2004 GOLDEN REEL awards doled out by the Motion Picture Sound Editors. The awards will be presented at the 52nd Annual "Golden Reel" Awards to be held Feb. 26, 2005, at the Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles.

Headline News Two Animated Films in the Running for Sound Editing Oscar

Disney/Pixars THE INCREDIBLES and Sonys THE POLAR EXPRESS are among the seven films. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is considering for Achievement in Sound Editing for the 77th Academy Awards.

The films in consideration are listed below in alphabetical order:

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Headline News Nemo Sound Designer To Receive Career Achievement Award

The Motion Picture Sound Editors has chosen to present its Career Achievement Award to sound designer Gary Rydstrom. The award will be presented at the 51st Annual Golden Reel Awards to be held Feb. 27, 2005 at the Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles.

Headline News Motion Picture Sound Editors Elects New Board of Directors

Elected in a special board election was Marc Lanza (JFK, GLORY) as secretary. Newly elected to two-year terms are sound editors Harry Cheney (BOTTLE ROCKET, DRACULA), Jeremy J. Gordon (THE OC, SMALLVILLE), Robert Hargreaves (DUCK DODGERS, BATMAN BEYOND) Anne-Marie Slack (BRING IT ON, HOUSE OF 1000 CORPSES), Roland Thai (L.A. CONFIDENTIAL, CITY OF GOD) and Steven D. Williams (THIRTEEN DAYS, ARMY OF DARKNESS).

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