Foley Artist John Roesch to Receive MPSE Career Achievement Award

Posted by on Dec 3, 2012

Foley Artist John Roesch to Receive MPSE Career Achievement Award

Los Angeles—December 3, 2012—The Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) today announces that veteran Foley artist John Roesch will be the recipient of its 2013 Career Achievement Award to be presented at the 60th MPSE Golden Reel Awards on February 17, 2013 in Los Angeles. Roesch has contributed to more than 400 films in an illustrious career spanning more than three decades. His credits include this past summer’s blockbuster The Dark Knight Rises as well as its predecessor The Dark Knight, all three films in the Matrix trilogy and Inception.

“John Roesch is an outstanding craftsman,” said MPSE president Bobbi Banks. “As a Foley artist, John’s art is so subtle that movie-goers may not recognize it, and yet it is an essential element in creating the environment, atmosphere and mood of films. Even after 30 years, he continues to innovate and push the boundaries of his craft. The MPSE takes great pride in saluting his work and career.” Roesch is the first Foley artist to receive the MPSE Career Achievement Award.

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Ang Lee to Receive MPSE’s Filmmaker Award

Posted by on Nov 27, 2012

Los Angeles—The Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) today announces that Academy Award-winning director Ang Lee will be the recipient of its 2013 Filmmaker Award to be presented at the 60th MPSE Golden Reel Awards on February 17, 2013 in Los Angeles. Lee, whose latest film Life of Pi is currently in theaters, was selected for a body of work that has demonstrated superlative artistry and has advanced the craft of filmmaking.

“Ang Lee is a fascinating innovator,” said MPSE president Bobbi Banks. “He continually breaks ground through the use of the latest technology both visually and sonically.  That continues with Life of Pi where his use of Dolby Atmos guides audiences into the emotional intimacy of the sound experience. The Motion Picture Sound Editors takes great pride in honoring his contributions to world cinema.”

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