Mark Lanza re-elected President of The Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE)


Cinematographic sound editors (MPSE) today announces the re-election of Mark Lanza for a 2-year term as President. In addition, David Barber was elected for a 2-year term as Secretary, a position he has held on an interim basis for the past year. Lanza and Barber join Permanent Trustees Steve Urban (Vice President), 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 local action through its Sound advice series and other public events. The resonance chamber, 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 in the new year.

MPSE is also preparing the 69e Annual Golden Reel Awards, scheduled for March 13, 2022. The 68e The MPSE Golden Reel Awards took place on April 16e 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, who both 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. It has 30 additional MPSE Gold Reel Award nominations for projects such as Country, Lizzie Borden took an ax and Coma. Recent projects include Jack Reach, Captions 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.

About MPSE
Founded in 1953, the Cinematic sound editors is a non-profit organization of professional sound and music editors working in the motion picture television and games industries. The organization’s mission is to provide a wealth of knowledge from award-winning professionals to a diverse group of individuals, youth and career professionals; mentor and educate the community on artistic merit and technical progress in sound and music publishing; providing scholarships for the continued advancement of cinematographic sound in education; and help improve the personal and professional life of the men and women who practice this unique profession.


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