Mark Lanza re-elected President of Motion Picture Sound Editors – Deadline


Mark Lanza was re-elected president of Motion Picture Sound Editors, the non-profit organization of professional sound and music publishers.

Currently based at Sony Pictures Studios, Lanza has been a sound professional for 30 years and is credited on more than 250 feature films and TV shows, including JFK, Glory and Born July 4th. He received the Golden Reel Award from MPSE for Amazon’s The Electric Dreams of Philip K. Dick in 2019.

“I am proud to be a member of MPSE and grateful to my fellow members for giving me another term as President,” Lanza said. “I look forward to working with the Board of Directors to continue to develop MPSE and expand our work on behalf of sound editors. “


In other MPSE elections, David Barber was elected secretary, a post he held on an interim basis last year. Barber is a supervising sound editor and re-recording mixer with nearly 200 credits in film and television over his 20-year career. He has won the MPSE Golden Reel Awards three times, most recently in 2018 for In Search of Fellini. He has been nominated 14 times for the Golden Reel Awards.

Korey Pereira and Harry Snodgrass were elected as new board members, joining standing officers Steve Urban (vice president), Jeremy Gordon (treasurer) and Christopher Reeves (sergeant-at-arms), and members of board returns David Bondelevitch, Baylon Fonseca, Christina Horgan, Kevin Howard, Eric Marks, Stuart Morton and Solange Schwalbe.

MPSE is preparing for its 69th annual Golden Reel Awards on March 13. The 68th MPSE Golden Reels took place as a virtual event in April. The organization said it also plans to continue its outreach activities through its tip-off series and other public events. The Sounding Board, a new series of events produced in tandem with the Cinema Audio Society, will be held on November 20. Lanza said he hopes MPSE can host live events again next year.


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