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2018 MPSE Career Achievement Award Winner John Fasal on His Passion for the Art of Sound

2018 MPSE Golden Reel Awards Slated for February 18th Studio City, California –  On February 18th, the Motion Picture Sound Editors will present John Paul Fasal with its annual Career Achievement award at the 65th MPSE Golden Reel Awards. Fasal has worked in sound for more than 30 years as a sound designer and field recordist. His many credits span features, television and games, including such titles as Top Gun, Master and Commander: The...

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Istituto Luce–Cinecittà Selects WCPMedia’s Cloud Platform to Promote Its Historic Film Catalog Globally

Rome —  Italy’s historic Istituto Luce–Cinecittà has selected WCPMedia Services to manage its massive catalog of Italian feature films and documentaries. The state-owned film producer, distributor and archive will use WCPMedia’s cloud-based platform to market, sell and distribute films to buyers worldwide. The catalog features hundreds of films including classics from directors such as Ettore Scola, Ermanno Olmi and Mario Monicelli, as...

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MTI Film Hires Colorist Trent Johnson

HOLLYWOOD—Veteran colorist Trent Johnson has joined MTI Film. Johnson brings more than 25 years of experience and credits spanning features, animation, episodic television and restoration. His recent credits include Columbia Pictures’ The Emoji Movie, Screen Gems’ Proud Mary and the upcoming MGM comedy Overboard. Trent Johnson MTI Film CEO Larry Chernoff sees Johnson’s arrival as a big win. “We are very excited to welcome Trent to our talent...

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Comedy Director Kevin Smith Joins STORY

CHICAGO— Continuing to grow its creative roster, STORY has signed award-winning director Kevin Smith for exclusive national representation. Smith, whose recent work includes campaigns for Home Depot, AT&T, Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Carnation, is known for an intelligent, meticulously-crafted style of subtle, sometimes ironic humor. Kevin Smith “Kevin is a great addition to our roster,” said STORY executive producer Mark Androw. “I have...

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Director Kelsey Larkin Launches U.S. Career via Yard Dog

LOS ANGELES— Yard Dog has signed director Kelsey Larkin for exclusive representation in the United States. The agreement is the first with a U.S. production company for Larkin, who, although born in Chicago, resides in Toronto and has previously worked exclusively in Canada. A bold and highly original visual storyteller, she has recently directed projects for GoodLife Fitness, Inov8, Vega and Bikes on Wheels, among others. Yard Dog...

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Motion Picture Sound Editors Announce 65th MPSE Golden Reel Nominations

Los Angeles—The Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) today announces nominees for the 65th MPSE Golden Reel Awards. Nominees represent the work of the world’s most talented sound artists and their contributions to the past year’s most outstanding feature film, television, animation and computer entertainment productions. “This has been an outstanding year in entertainment sound,” said MPSE president Tom McCarthy. “Sound artists have crafted...

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Sherpas Cinema Pays Tribute to Skiing Legend J.P. Auclair in North Face Film “Imagination”

Latest project from adventure filmmakers, represented in the U.S. by Accomplice Media, becomes an instant free-skiing classic. Los Angeles—A boy riding in the backseat of his parents’ car through snow-swept Nelson, British Columbia, has his skiing fantasy spring to life in a sweetly thrilling short film produced by Sherpas Cinema for The North Face. Directed by Dave Mossop, Imagination stars professional free-skier Tom Wallisch who skies...

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Alchemy Post Sound Pulls Out all the Stops for EPIX Spy Thriller “Berlin Station”

Westchester, New York— Now in its second season on EPIX, the tense cloak and dagger drama Berlin Station centers on undercover agents, diplomats and whistleblowers inhabiting a shadow world inside the German capital. It’s hard to tell who’s working for or against whom in this nothing-as-it-seems tale where a CIA team operates out of hidden quarters within the American embassy and where even footsteps seem to be concealing something....

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AES® Los Angeles Section and SMPTE® Hollywood Section to Showcase Sound for Amazon Series “Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams” at January Meeting

LOS ANGELES —  The Los Angeles Section of the Audio Engineering Society (AES®) and the Hollywood Section of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®) will host a joint meeting this month exploring sound editorial for Amazon’s new sci-fi anthology series Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams. The meeting is slated for Tuesday, January 30 at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, California. Based on various writings from...

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Arkansas-based Waymack & Crew embraces the Hawk-Woods Sticky Battery

NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif.— Dan Waymack is a filmmaker and president of Waymack & Crew, a production company with offices in Little Rock, Arkansas and Chicago, and a staff of 15. The company has an enviable list of credits that includes the familiar Allstate ads with actor Dennis Haysbert, as well as work for the U.S. Army, Marlborough, Kellogg’s and many other national and regional advertisers. A devoted student of his craft, Waymack has an...

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