MPSE Wavelength

Spring 2023

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6 I M PS E . O R G Greetings, wonderful members! For those whom I have not yet had the pleasure to meet, I am Tracie Costabile ( kuh-STAH-bull-lay) and I took over running the MPSE in July 2021. It's been a busy and exciting time! I come from a PR and marketing background and have been working in the entertainment industry for nearly 30 years. I am happy to use my experience and connections to further the agenda of the organization, because I am dedicated to expanding opportunities and visibility for the talented and hardworking members of the MPSE. The office has been hopping lately! I've been working hard to find additional ways to engage with our membership, and to give you a chance to network and socialize more now that the world is starting to open up again. We were fortunate that 2022 gave us ample opportunities. FROM THE MPSE OFFICE The MPSE Fall Family Picnic We were thrilled to bring back the tradition of the MPSE Family Picnic in October. It had been more than 20 years since the last one! With everyone being locked away for the last two years, it was invigorating to be able to connect in person in a beautiful park setting. No matter where our members went in the park, they had a multitude of games and activities to choose from. From the bounce house, face-painting, carnival games, and tetherball for the kids, to the 200-foot slide, cornhole, axe throwing and human billiards for the adults, there was fun happening in every direction. And when members needed a break from all that fun, the huge covered pavilion in the center of the park was the perfect spot to sit down in the shade with some freshly grilled barbecue, salads and watermelon, followed by a snow cone or some freshly baked chocolate chip cookies, and spend quality time visiting with each other. We were very fortunate to receive sponsorship donations from Sony, Warner Bros., and Smart Post Sound. Between the money donated by the CAS (Cinema Audio Society) and the members' entry fee of just $5, we ended up netting more than $3,000 for the Ethel Crutcher Scholarship Fund. We are going to make this a yearly event, so if you couldn't make it the last time, we look forward to seeing you next time! Synthplex The MPSE also secured a table at Synthplex in October, and we were able to show the attendees all the great things the MPSE has to offer, including the benefits of membership that you already know and love, plus give them a sneak peak at some events we had coming up. Such as… The Sounding Board v2.0 In early November, we were proud to join the CAS in putting on the Sounding Board v2.0. What a wonderful day, filled with interesting and informative panels. We started the day with Workflow: Mic to Mix, which was an eye-opening way to show how interconnected with, and reliant on, each step of the process everyone is. When we all work together, we make sound magic! Also on the day's agenda was The Parade of Carts, which was bursting with incredible technology and trade secrets straight from the recordists themselves. We were so fortunate to have so many talented MPSE and CAS artists donate their time and talents in such a casual, friendly atmosphere. After The Parade of Carts, attendees were invited to enjoy lunch from one of the food trucks we had on site. Being able to visit with each other and relax over a delicious meal was the perfect intermission for us to hold our raffle. Lots of great MPSE & CAS merch was awarded that day. We finished up the event with a panel called Our Partners in Sound Crime, which let us hear from the talented and dedicated professionals like assistants and engineers, who make the jobs of editors and mixers possible. It truly takes an entire sound village to get the job done. We were so happy with the enthusiastic participation and look forward to hosting this event again next year. The 70th Golden Reel Awards Planning has been in full swing for our landmark 70th Golden Reel Awards since last summer. After two years of being forced to go virtual, the MPSE is thrilled to be back with our first live show since January 2020. We are pulling out all the stops to make this event worth the wait. Prepare to be spoiled like Hollywood royalty! Our new venue is the Wilshire Ebell Theatre, a gorgeous old Hollywood theater and clubhouse built in 1927. Soaring cathedral ceilings, opulent woodwork, and a stunning garden with fountain will welcome you on your

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