8, 2016 – The Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) today announces that
Supervising Sound Editor and Sound Designer Harry Cohen, MPSE, will be honored
with its 2017 MPSE Career Achievement Award.
Golden Reel Award nominee, Cohen has contributed to more than 150 movies and
television shows. He has frequently collaborated with director Quentin
Tarantino, including on the films The
Hateful Eight, Django Unchained, Inglourious
Basterds and Kill Bill: Vol. 1 &
2. He has also worked alongside directors Oliver Stone, Ridley Scott, Rob
Marshall, Edward Zwick, Roland Emmerich and Paul Verhoeven, among many others.
His most recent project was Deepwater
Horizon for director Peter Berg.
and imaginative artist who is always inventing new ways to use sound to tell
stories,” said MPSE President Tom McCarthy. “He has enriched the movie-going
experience for audiences worldwide. We are very pleased to honor the creativity
and dedication of a sound pro who embodies the spirit of the MPSE and its
members.” Cohen will receive the award at the 64th MPSE Golden Reel
Awards ceremony on February 19th at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in
recognizes sound artists who have distinguished themselves by meritorious works
as both an individual and fellow contributor to the art of sound for feature
film, television and gaming and for setting an example of excellence for others
to follow. Cohen joins a distinguished list of sound innovators, including 2016
Career Achievement Recipient Richard King, Skip Lievsay, Randy Thom, Larry
Singer, Walter Murch and George Watters II.
am surprised and honored to by recognized by the friends and colleagues in the
MPSE,” said Cohen. “Sound editors work under the radar and are largely
invisible to the public, but those of us who practice the craft know how hard
it is to produce a great soundtrack.”
native of Queens, New York, Cohen began his career as a musician. While visiting
a Los Angeles recording studio he was asked to help organize its sound effects library
and that set him on a path to become a sound editor. He worked for many years
at EFX Sound and later at Soundelux where he frequently partnered with Supervising
Sound Editor Wylie Stateman. Along with his many nominations, he won a Golden
Reel Award in 1999 for A Texas Funeral
. In 2000, he received an Emmy Award nomination for the series The Others.
Picture Sound Editors is a non-profit organization of professional sound and
music editors who work in the motion pictures , television and gaming 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 professional sound education;
and helping to enhance the personal and professional lives of the men and women
who practice this unique craft.
PICTURE SOUND EDITORS