The Cinema Audio Society has announced the nominees for its 44th CAS Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing, which will take place in Los Angeles on Saturday, February 16, 2008 at 8 p.m. in the Millennium Biltmore Hotel's Crystal Ballroom.
The 44th CAS Awards will 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. For a complete list of nominees, click here.
In addition, CAS will present its 2007 Career Achievement Award to scoring and re-recording mixer Dennis Sands, who is the 26th 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.
More information about Sands is available on CAS Website and from mixonline. In addition, Mix's September 2002 issue includes an interview with Sands by the Recording Academy's Producers & Engineers Wing executive director, Maureen Droney, available here.
For more information about CAS and to download an awards invitation (CAS requests that it receive RSVPs by February 8), go to www.cinemaaudiosociety.org/casawards/index.php.