Dear members of the Motion Picture Sound Editors :
It is with great excitement that we open submissions for the 64th Annual Golden Reel Awards. We have much to be proud of this year. Our membership has grown dramatically. Our annual awards competition, too, continues to expand. And, of course, our members have continued to create incredible soundtracks for features, television, gaming, documentaries and special venues. We've even witnessed the emergence of a new artistic craft in VR.
Now is the time for all of us to put our best work forward to be recognized by our peers. Please go the MPSE website and begin the submission process. We ask that you act early to allow our judges and panels the opportunity to give each submission the time and respect it deserves. Next month, we will announce this year's Filmmaker and Career Achievement award recipients. From that point, excitement will build toward the Golden Reel Awards ceremony scheduled for February 19th, 2017.
I am extremely proud to serve as president of our organization. In my short time in office, our board has seen a substantial amount of progress which was a great team effort . We've welcomed many new members. We've launched our monthly series of Sound Advice events. Our annual golf and poker tournament held for the first time in conjunction with the Cinema Audio Society was a great success.
The MPSE has been invited by our counterparts in China to participate in sound events at their Golden Cicada sound facilities in Beijing. In addition, I have been asked by the Vaughan Film Festival to attend their event next spring in Canada to judge and present an award on behalf of the MPSE. This outreach is important in promoting the organization and the art of sound around the globe.
None of this would be possible without the commitment of you, our members. I congratulate you for continuing to stand up and be recognized for the artistry you bring to all forms of entertainment.
In closing, our board will be sending a request for members to fill open board positions. If you haven't previously served, I hope you will consider running. We want fresh ideas and new perspectives. Board positions have two-year terms. Out-of-state members are eligible. Meetings rotate between Sony Pictures, Warner Bros and the Formosa Group, all gracious supporters of our organization. So, please, join the board and share your views on the future of our organization and industry. You can make a difference!
Tom C McCarthy President | Motion Picture Sound Editors
Executive Vice President Post Production Facilities | Sony Pictures Studios