(Studio City, California--August 1, 2016) The Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) and the Cinema Audio Society (CAS) will host the 8th Annual MPSE Golf and Poker Tournament, September 18, 2016 at the Angeles National Golf Club in Sunland, California. Proceeds from the event will benefit the MPSE’s Ethel Crutcher Scholarship Fund, which provides mentoring and support for student sound artists, as well as the organization’s work in promoting the role of sound in movies, television, gaming and other entertainment media.
This year, marks the first time that the Cinema Audio Society has joined MPSE in sponsoring the event. Serving as Honorary Chairman will be Ron Kutak, the longtime National Executive Director of IATSE Editors Guild, Local 700, who is retiring from his post November 1.
The day’s activities will include a scramble-style golf and poker tournaments, with trophies and prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers in each event. The golf tournament will also feature a hole-in-one contest with a $10,000 prize and a putting contest with a $5,000 prize. Other games and surprises will occur throughout the day. The event will climax with an awards dinner. The MPSE will also inaugurate its annual membership drive at the event.
“The golf tournament is one of our most popular events of the year,” says MPSE President Tom McCarthy. “It’s a day for networking with sound artists, filmmakers, vendors and studio executives. The event is open to anyone who is interested in playing golf or poker, or simply wants to socialize and support an organization that works hard all year in behalf of the art and craft of sound. I am extremely proud and excited that the CAS is co-sponsoring this event as both organizations support the art of sound and the complete sound community.”
CAS President Mark Ulano expects the Golf and Poker Tournament to be the first of many joint ventures between the two sound organizations. “The mutual members collaborate to create the soundtracks people hear when they go to the movies or watch television,” Ulano says. “So, it’s only natural that we should work together on professional and philanthropic activities that promote the art of sound.”
Photo credit: Richard Horn
The 8th Annual MPSE Golf and Poker Tournament
The Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) and the Cinema Audio Society (CAS)
Angeles National Golf Club, 9401 Foothill Blvd., Sunland, California
September 18, 2016 10 am BBQ Lunch 12 pm Shotgun Golf Tournament 1 pm Poker Tournament 6 pm Awards Dinner
Tickets & Info: www.mpse.org
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Founded in 1953, the Motion Picture Sound Editors is a non-profit organization of professional sound and music editors who work in the motion picture television and gaming 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 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. mpse.org
About the Cinema Audio Society
The Cinema Audio Society was formed in 1964 for the purpose of sharing information with Sound Professionals in the Motion Picture and Television Industry. The objectives of the CAS are: to educate and inform the general public and the motion picture & television industry that effective sound is achieved by a creative, artistic and technical blending of diverse sound elements; to provide the motion picture & television industry with a progressive society of master craftsmen specialized in the art of creative cinematic sound recording; to advance the specialized field of cinematic sound recording by exchange of ideas, methods, and information; to advance the art of auditory appreciation, and to philanthropically support those causes dedicated to the sense of hearing; to institute and maintain high standards of conduct and craftsmanship among our members; to aid the motion picture & television industry in the selection and training of qualified personnel in the unique field of cinematic sound recording and to achieve for our members deserved recognition as major contributors to the field of motion picture & television entertainment.