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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).

Joanie Diener (AMERICAN BEAUTY, FAR FROM HEAVEN) was elected as music editor. Kevin Howard (WITCHBLADE, LEGEND OF BUTCH & SUNDANCE) has been elected as the first international board member, and New York editor Ahmad Shirazi (THE KID STAYS IN THE PICTURE, BILLY BATHGATE) was also elected to the out-of-area position. Donna Walker (THE GOOD GIRL, GOTHIKA) was elected to an affiliate position.

Re-elected were music editor Steven Saltzman (HEARTBREAKERS, THE PREACHERS WIFE) and sound editors Gary Friedman (DR. QUINN, SEE JANE RUN), Elliot Koretz (COLLATERAL, MIRACLE) and Albert E. Lord, III (EVES BAYOU, AND THE BAND PLAYED ON).

We are absolutely thrilled to have a such a complete board, filled with people from diverse backgrounds, added MPSE president David J. Bondelevitch.

The MPSE recently celebrated its 51st year as an organization. It is dedicated to improving recognition of its members by educating the entertainment community as to the artistic merit of sound editing. It hosts the annual MPSE Golden Reel Awards each year. The 52nd show will be held Feb. 26, 2005 in the Los Angeles Ballroom of the Century Plaza Hotel, in Los Angeles. For more information, please visit or e-mail