Motion Picture Sound Editors

Motion Picture Sound Editors (M.P.S.E.) is an American honorary society of motion picture sound editors founded in 1953. 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 Mark Lanza. The names of active members of the MPSE will generally appear in film credits with the post-nominal letters "MPSE".

Membership requirementsEdit

The following are required for the membership application:

Golden Reel AwardsEdit

Since 1983, The Golden Reel Awards are an annual ceremony dedicated to honoring outstanding achievement in sound editing in film, television, and across the entertainment industry.

Feature Film categoriesEdit

Broadcast Media categoriesEdit


Special categoriesEdit

  • Career Achievement Award
  • Filmmaker's Award
  • Verna Fields Award for Sound Editing in a Student Film
  • Ethel Crutcher Scholarship

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] The award statues are made by New York firm, Society Awards.


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

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