Studio City, California – The Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) today announces that George
Lucas will serve as presenter of its 2014 MPSE Career Achievement Award
honoring Randy Thom, Director of Sound Design at Skywalker Sound. The
presentation will occur at the 61ST MPSE Golden Reel Awards ceremony
held on February 16, 2014, at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites, Los
Angeles, CA.
Lucas has a
long-running connection with Thom, both in the latter’s role at Skywalker
Sound, where he has worked for more than two decades, and in his capacity as a
sound editor. One of Thom’s first movie credits was Star Wars: Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, where he served as
sound effects recordist. Thom is a two-time Academy Award-winner (The Right Stuff, The Incredibles) and a 14-time Oscar nominee.
George Lucas
The creator of the Star Wars Saga and Indiana Jones series, Lucas is also the critically-acclaimed director
of American Graffiti and THX 1138, as well as the producer of a
myriad of independent films. In 1971, he formed Lucasfilm Ltd., a
fully-integrated entertainment company whose global businesses include
Industrial Light & Magic, Skywalker Sound, LucasArts, Lucas Licensing,
Lucas Online, Lucasfilm Animation and Lucasfilm Singapore.
About MPSE
Founded in 1953, the Motion
Picture Sound Editors is a non-profit organization of professional sound and
music editors who work in the motion pictures and television industry. 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
alike; mentoring and educating the community about the artistic merit and
technical advancements in sound and music editing; providing scholarships for
the continuing advancement of motion picture sound in education; and helping to
enhance the personal and professional lives of the men and women who practice
this unique craft.
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