Mark Lanza re-elected President of Motion Picture Sound Editors


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The Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) re-elected Mark Lanza for a two-year term as president. In addition, David Barber was elected to a two-year term as Secretary, a position he has held on an interim basis for the past year. Lanza and Barber join permanent board officers Steve Urban (VP, Jeremy Gordon (Treasurer) and Christopher Reeves (Sergeant-at-Arms).

In the organization’s annual board elections, Korey Pereira and Harry Snodgrass were elected as new board members. Returning board members include David Bondelevitch, Baylon Fonseca, Christina Horgan, Kevin Howard, Eric Marks, Stuart Morton and Solange Schwalbe.

“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. “

MPSE plans to continue its outreach activities through its Sound Advice Series and other public events. The Sounding Board, a new series of virtual events produced in tandem with the Cinema Audio Society, will be held on November 20. Lanza said he hopes MPSE will be able to return to hosting live events in the New Year.

MPSE is also preparing for the 69th edition of the Golden Reel Awards, scheduled for March 13, 2022. The 68th edition of the MPSE Golden Reel Awards was held on April 16 as a virtual event. It was a great success, including winners, nominees, presenters and participants from all over the world.

Currently based at Sony Pictures Studios, Lanza has been a sound professional for 30 years and is credited on over 250 feature films and TV shows. They include Glory, Oscar winner for best sound, and Born July 4 and JFK, both of which received Oscar nominations for sound. He won an HPA award for NBC’s Grimm and an MPSE Golden Reel Award for Amazon The Electric Dreams of Philip K. Dick. Lanza has 30 additional MPSE Gold Reel Award nominations for projects including Homeland, Lizzie Borden took an ax and Coma. Recent projects include Jack Reacher, Legends and Manhunt: Deadly Games.

Barber is a supervising sound editor and re-recording mixer with nearly 200 credits across film and television during his 20-year career. He is a three-time winner of the MPSE Golden Reel Awards, most recently in 2018 for In search of Fellini. In total, he has been nominated 14 times for the Golden Reel Awards.

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