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Motion Picture Sound Editors

Founded in 1953, Motion Picture Sound Editors (M.P.S.E.) is an honorary society of motion picture sound editors. The society's goals are to educate others about and increase the recognition of the sound editors, show the artistic merit of the soundtracks, and improve the professional relationship of its members. The society is not to be confused with an industry union, such as the I.A.T.S.E. The current president is Frank Morrone.

The names of active members of the MPSE will generally appear in film credits with the post-nominal letters "MPSE".

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Membership requirementsEdit

The following are required for the membership application:

  • A three-year list of credits as one (or more) of the following:
  • Two active MPSE member sponsors
  • One letter of a sponsoring active MPSE member

Golden Reel AwardsEdit

The MPSE currently presents awards annually to sound editors in the several categories for feature films.

An * denotes a film that also won an Academy Award for Sound Editing.

There are also "other" categories that include the Career Achievement Award, and the Inaugural Filmmaker's Award. The MPSE also sponsors the Verna Fields Award for Sound Editing in a Student Film and the Ethel Crutcher Scholarship. The award statues are made by New York firm, Society Awards.

Award design and adoptionEdit

The current Golden Reel Award design was introduced on March 31, 1984, at the award ceremonies for the year 1983 held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel Grand Ballroom, Beverly Hills, California. The trophy was designed by Pat and Ken Anderson of the Anderson Trophy Company.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Motion Picture Sound Editors Golden Reel Awards 1983, award ceremony program, (private collection).

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