Anthony “Chic” Ciccolini gears up for 2022 Motion Picture Editors Career Honor – Deadline
The Motion Picture Editors announced today that Anthony “Chic” Ciccolini III will receive the 2022 MPSE Career Achievement Award at the group’s annual awards ceremony in March.
Ciccolini has designed and edited the sound for numerous films and television shows and is best known for his long association with filmmaker Ron Howard. He served as supervising sound editor on a dozen director Howard films ranging from the 1986 comedy Gun Ho and Apollo 13at the Oscar for best film a beautiful spirit and 2011 The dilemma.
Howard is honored with this year’s MPSE Filmmaker Award.
“From the thrilling excitement of Apollo 13 with the contagious spirit of sex and the city, Chic Ciccolini has always found imaginative ways to enrich stories with sound,” said MPSE President Mark Lanza. “He puts his heart and soul into every project and has served as a generous mentor to many of his industry peers.”
The New Jersey native was first exposed to sound editing through television nature documentaries. His first credit as a sound editor came on the 1980 low-budget thriller The Exterminator, and his first studio film was Alan J. Pakula To roll the next year. Ciccolini will collaborate again with Pakula on Sophia’s Choice in 1982.
A six-time MPSE Golden Reel Award nominee, Ciccolini’s credits also include One Night on Earth, Ghost Dog, Eat, Pray, Love, Rocky Balboa and The Muppets Take Manhattanas well as the television series Sex and the City and The Corner.
Ciccolini will receive the MPSE Filmmaker Award at the 69th MPSE Golden Reel Awards, a virtual ceremony scheduled for March 13. Nominations for these will be announced on January 24.