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Cinema Audio Society to Honor Scott Millan, CAS

Re-Recording Mixer Scott Millan, CAS

Photo: Daniel Saxlid

Cinema Audio Society President David E. Fluhr, CAS, announced that the organization would honor Re-Recording Mixer Scott Millan, CAS (pictured), with the Cinema Audio Society’s highest accolade, the CAS Career Achievement Award. CAS will present Millan with the award at the 48th CAS Awards on February 18, 2012 at the Crystal Ballroom of the Millennium-Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles.

“The Cinema Audio Society has a long tradition of honoring talent, excellence and integrity, and contributions to the craft of sound mixing,” says Fluhr. “I am privileged to have known Scott for many years; to have watched him excel in every area of his expertise, and now to present him with our highest honor. As he takes on a new and exciting chapter in his career, we can all enjoy a look at his accomplishments so far, and watch as he continues to build on an amazing body of work.”

Millan previously received the CAS Award for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for a Feature Film on three occasions, for the films Apollo 13, Gladiator, and Road to Perdition. Millan is also a four-time Academy Award winner.

In a career that spans 37 years, Millan started at Channel 13 in Los Angeles, KCOP, and then moved to CBS network. After a stint at Larson Sound, Millan moved to Todd-AO as a re-recording music mixer and in 1993, with the support of Shawn Murphy, Buzz Knudsen and composer John Williams, he worked with Steven Spielberg on Schindler’s List. He became a lead dialog/music mixer at Todd-AO’s Westside facilities, where he worked on critically acclaimed films including Braveheart, Apollo 13, American Beauty, and Gladiator.

In 2000 Millan moved to Sony Pictures and worked on such films as Road to Perdition, The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy, Vertical Limit, and Ray. In 2004, Millan returned to Todd-AO Studios as SVP Operations in addition to his role as re-recording mixer. While there he mixed many films including World Trade Center, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, Jarhead, Revolutionary Road, The Bourne Ultimatum, and Salt.

In the fall of 2011, Millan took a new position at the Technicolor/Paramount sound facilities on the Paramount lot, continuing his work as re-recording mixer and serving as Sound Director for Feature Films.

In addition to his nine CAS nominations and three wins, Millan has also been nominated eight times for Academy Awards, with four wins (Apollo 13, Gladiator, Ray, and The Bourne Ultimatum), and he had been recognized by BAFTA with seven nominations and three wins.

As the 30th recipient of the Cinema Audio Society’s highest honor, Mr. Millan joins an illustrious group of past honorees including Ray Dolby, CAS; Robert Altman; Jack Solomon, CAS; John Bonner; Bill Varney, CAS; Don Rogers, CAS; Walter Murch, CAS; Jim Webb, CAS; Richard Portman, CAS; Tomlinson Holman, CAS; Mike Minkler, CAS; Ed Greene, CAS; Dennis Sands, CAS; Dennis L. Maitland, Sr., CAS; Randy Thom, CAS; and Jeffrey S. Wexler, CAS.

KTLA entertainment reporter Sam Rubin will return as Master of Ceremonies at the 48th CAS Awards dinner, which will also honor Outstanding Achievements in Sound Mixing in five categories: Motion Pictures; Television Movies and Mini-Series; Television Series; Television—Non-Fiction, Variety or Music Series or Specials; and DVD Original Programming.

The Cinema Audio Society, a philanthropic, non-profit organization, was formed in 1964 for the purpose of sharing information with Sound Professionals in the Motion Picture and Television Industry.

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