MPSE Wavelength

Fall 2022

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10 I M PS E . O R G BY BERNARD WEISER MPSE Bridging the Gap BETWEEN ASPIRING PROFESSIONALS AND INDUSTRY EXPERTS Summer is in full swing… All of us at EIPMA hope you're finding time to get out and enjoy some of the summertime sun. Here is our Entertainment Mentoring Alliance update: Vaughan International Film Festival Entertainment Industry Professionals Mentoring Alliance Student Filmmaker Award Last June 20 through June 23, the Vaughan International Film Festival in Vaughan, Canada, had their festival week where our president, Bernard Weiser, had the honor of presenting the EIPMA Student Film Award. The Vaughan International Film Festival is for shorts films submitted from around the world along with a student category specifically for high school students from the province of Ontario. These short films were amazing! Submissions were received from 23 countries, all with very strong stories, each giving one insight to the characters and stories portrayed. Hollywood, take note, these filmmakers are our industry's future, and it is looking very bright indeed. EIPMA is Proud to Announce The Spotlight Series "Schools You Should Know About" We will be starting a series that brings awareness about selected schools and programs, with their teachers and core curriculum which excel in helping students to decide on a career path in the Entertainment Industry. The First School in this Spotlight Series is "Saint Elizabeth High School" located in Vaughan, Ontario, Canada. The EIPMA Spotlight Series will appear in our Newsletter and on our website Ashe Academy Entertainment Industry Professionals Mentoring Alliance Present: "There's STEM in That" Mentoring Program As mentioned in our last article, this program was developed to support BIPOC high school students (grades 9-12) interested in exploring careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, STEM. In partnership with Entertainment Industry Professionals Mentoring Alliance (EIPMA), the program consists of a series of virtual workshops that integrates soft skill building with life-skill development & post-secondary education culture awareness. Mentees will get personal guidance, & support along with the opportunity to meet & network with experienced STEM professionals via two panel discussions and two speed mentoring sessions. Lost in Translation Webinar Series "Immersive Sound for the Consumer" EIPMA is proud to produce this much needed discussion on the state of Immersive Sound for the consumer. In this new era of 3D sound and whether you're enjoying media from your phone, TV, car or local movie theater, the audio is likely supported by Dolby. But what is it, exactly? Let's dig in. This webinar series will start in September/October and consists of 5 sessions over a 10-week period with veteran industry engineers and professionals discussing the issues and challenges both technical and practical for the proper enjoyment of immersive sound and how these formats translate to the different listening environments for today's consumer and what companies are doing to produce, prepare, edit for, and mix for these formats. Burbank Public Library Entertainment Industry Professionals Mentoring Alliance Present: Webinar/Panel Discussion on Entering the Entertainment Industry The Burbank Public Library is partnering with EIPMA to open a Q/A discussion on how one goes about finding employment in the entertainment industry. Many people come to the library with questions about our industry. The Burbank Public Library reached out to EIPMA to help give those individuals a working perspective on our industry and try to answer their most pressing questions. Details on this fall event coming soon. Student Award Winners Mentoring Session with Future Talent Cinema Audio Society & Motion Picture Sound Editors & Entertainment Industry Professionals Mentoring Alliance Scheduled for October 9th, this is a special mentoring session which will be held with past finalists from the CAS and MPSE student awards, who will be mentors for current students. The event will help students connect and hear about the challenges from recent grads and student award finalists, giving them a different perspective on our industry. These mentors will be able to share valuable insight about their career paths and the challenges they face today. EIPMA is keeping busy, with an incredible Board and Advisory Council doing their best to make a difference for the development of future talent and representing YOU, our member organizations. THANK YOU all for your support and commitment to EIPMA. As always, many thanks to those who have generously donated to EIPMA in the past. We survive through your donations, so please help us to continue our support of our industry's future talent. Even small donations are very much appreciated… DONATE TODAY through our website at It's so important as an entertainment community to engage our future talent. We can't change the world, but we can make sure that our knowledge gained is passed along to the next generation of talented filmmakers and future music industry professionals. We are truly making a difference for all those students and individuals interested in a career in entertainment. Please visit:

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