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Dennis Sands to Receive Highest CAS Award

Music scoring and sound re-recording mixer Dennis Sands, CAS (pictured) will receive the Cinema Audio Society’s highest accolade, the CAS Career Achievement Award. The award wills be presented at the 44th CAS Awards on February 16, 2008 in the Crystal Ballroom at the Millennium-Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles.

Sands won the CAS Award for Outstanding Sound Mixing for Forrest Gump. He was also nominated for CAS Awards for Cast Away and Contact. He is a four-time Academy Award nominee for The Polar Express, Cast Away, Contact and Forrest Gump. Sands won an Emmy Award for sound mixing for the TV special Steve & Eydie Celebrate Irving Berlin. Additionally, he has won two Golden Reel Awards for American Beauty and South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut.

Sands’ career as a music-scoring mixer and a sound re-recording mixer encompasses nearly 200 films, hundreds of episodic television shows and numerous albums for jazz greats Ella Fitzgerald, Count Basie, Sarah Vaughan, Joe Pass and Oscar Peterson.

Mr. Sands will be the 26th CAS Career Achievement Award Honoree. Past honorees include Ray Dolby, Robert Altman, Jack Solomon, John Bonner, Bill Varney, Don Rogers, Walter Murch, Jim Webb, Richard Portman, Tomlinson Holman, Mike Minkler and Ed Greene.

The 44th CAS Awards 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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