Studio City, California – Dozens of entertainment sound professionals put their golf and poker skills to the test in the MPSE & CAS Annual Charity Golf and Poker Tournament October 14 at Angeles National Golf Club in Sunland, California. The event raised funds for in the MPSE’s Ethel Crutcher Scholarship Fund, which provides mentoring and support for student sound artists, and afforded an opportunity for the two organizations’ members to relax and have fun.
The event’s scramble-style golf tournament was won by Team Dub Stage with each of its members (Mike Garcia, Brad Wilson, Kyle Clausen and Kevin Bartley) receiving $250 gift certificates from Roger Dunn Golf Shops. Taking second and third place were Team Sony (Duke Lim, Steve Demko, John Naveira and Peck Prior) and Team Formosa Audio Group (Ron Bartlett, Elliot Koretz, James Bartlett and John Wiseman).
Monkeyland Audio owner Trip Brock, MPSE won the poker tournament and its prize of a trip to Las Vegas. CAS Secretary David Bondelevitch, MPSE and Thierry Couturier, MPSE placed second and third. The day climaxed with a raffle and awards dinner. The MPSE also began its annual membership drive at the event. Cinema Audio Society President Mark Ulano served as honorary chairman.
Sponsors included Dolby Laboratories Inc., Formosa Audio Group, The NAMM Show, Technicolor, NBC Universal Studio Post and MPEG.
“Members of the MPSE and CAS and our industry partners came together to make this year's tournament a huge success,” said MPSE President Tom McCarthy. “We are grateful to our sponsors and to everyone who participated for their support of our scholarship fund.”
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.
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.