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Cinema Audio Society Announces Finalists for CAS Student Recognition Award

Five finalists from schools across the country and the United Kingdom have been invited to attend the 52nd Annual CAS Awards, on February 20, where the recipient of the CAS Student Recognition Award will be revealed and presented with a $2,500 check.

Eligibility for the CAS Student Recognition Award is open to any student enrolled and in good standing in a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree program at an accredited college or university. Students may be pursuing any major (the CAS notes that many current CAS members majored in music, psychology, English, engineering and other fields), but should have a demonstrated interest and some experience in production and/or post-production sound for film and television.

“I am delighted to announce the finalists for the second annual CAS Student Recognition Award,” says CAS President Mark Ulano. “These talented students clearly represent the next wave of talent in our art form. The quality of their submissions has been stellar and we congratulate and welcome them to our sound family.”

The CAS Student Recognition Award Finalists are Joseph Elfanbaum and Matt Yocum from Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia; Lauren Johnson from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles; Gerrald Vazquez of Chapman University in Orange, Calif.; and Joanna Zachariasz of Edinburgh Napier University in Scotland, UK.

The Award will be presented at a sealed envelope dinner on February 20 in the Crystal Ballroom of the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles.

As previously announced, during the awards the highest honor of the CAS, the CAS Career Achievement Award, will be presented to ADR Mixer Doc Kane.  

On the evening of the Awards the Cinema Audio Society Website will be updated in real time as the winners are announced.

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