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Grammy Award winning Director of Music and Scoring, Music and Scoring Recording Engineer and Mixer, Leslie Ann Jones, will join University of the Pacific in early April as Artist in Residence. She will mentor students and host a Master Class in recording and mixing as part of the Pacific Music Business Conference in early April 2023.

More information here.

Skywalker Sound has received two Academy nominations in the Best Sound category!


A huge congratulations to nominees Gwendolyn Yates Whittle, Christopher Boyes and Gary Summers for Avatar: The Way of Water; and to Al Nelson for Top Gun: Maverick. We also would like to congratulate Supervising Sound Editor, Bjørn Schroeder for his significant contribution to Top Gun: Maverick!


For the complete list of 2023 Nominees in all categories, please click here.


The 95th Academy Awards will be held at the Dolby Theater @ Ovation Hollywood on March 12, 2023.

Top Gun: Maverick and Avatar: The Way of Water have been nominated for BEST SOUND by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts. Congratulations to our Skywalker Sound Nominees:

Christopher Boyes and Gwendolyn Yates Whittle for Avatar: The Way of Water

Al Nelson for Top Gun: Maverick

The Awards Ceremony will take place on February 19, 2023. For a full list of the 2023 nominees, click here.

Congratulations to the talented mixers representing Skywalker Sound in the 59th Annual CAS Award nominations for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing! The Cinema Audio Society Awards ceremony will be held on Saturday March 4th, 2023.

Skywalker Sound Nominees:

MOTION PICTURES – LIVE ACTION

Avatar: The Way of Water

Production Mixer: Julian Howarth CAS
Re-Recording Mixer: Christopher Boyes
Re-Recording Mixer: Gary Summers
Re-Recording Mixer: Michael Hedges
Scoring Mixer: Simon Rhodes
ADR Mixer: Bill Higley CAS
Foley Mixer: Tavish Grade

MOTION PICTURES – ANIMATED

Lightyear

Original Dialogue Mixer: Paul McGrath CAS
Re-Recording Mixer: Stephen Urata
Re-Recording Mixer: Ren Klyce
Scoring Mixer: Warren Brown
Foley Mixer: Scott Curtis

Minions: The Rise of Gru

Re-Recording Mixer: Tim Nielsen
Re-Recording Mixer: Brandon Proctor
Scoring Mixer: Alan Meyerson CAS
Foley Mixer: Jason Butler

Turning Red

Original Dialogue Mixer: Vince Caro CAS
Re-Recording Mixer: Stephen Urata
Re-Recording Mixer: Ren Klyce
Scoring Mixer: Chris Fogel CAS
Foley Mixer: Scott Curtis

MOTION PICTURES – DOCUMENTARY

Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song

Re-Recording Mixer: Bob Edwards
Re-Recording Mixer: Scott R. Lewis

NON-THEATRICAL MOTION PICTURES OR LIMITED SERIES

Moon Knight E6 Gods and Monsters

Production Mixer: Tamás Csaba

Re-Recording Mixer: Bonnie Wild

Re-Recording Mixer: Scott R. Lewis

Scoring Mixer: Scott Michael Smith

ADR Mixer: Doc Kane CAS

Foley Mixer: Jack Cucci

Obi-Wan Kenobi E6 Part 1

Production Mixer: Julian Howarth CAS

Re-Recording Mixer: Bonnie Wild

Re-Recording Mixer: Danielle Dupre

Re-Recording Mixer: Scott R. Lewis

ADR Mixer: Doc Kane CAS

Foley Mixer: Jason Butler

TELEVISION SERIES: HALF HOUR

She-Hulk: Attorney at Law S1:E9 Whose Show Is This?

Production Mixer: Marcus Petruska

Re-Recording Mixer: Pete Horner

Re-Recording Mixer: Karol Urban CAS MPSE

Scoring Mixer: Alvin Wee CAS

ADR Mixer: Doc Kane CAS

Foley Mixer: Jason Butler

TELEVISION NON-FICTION, VARIETY or MUSIC – SERIES or SPECIALS

Carole King & James Taylor: Just Call Out My Name

Production Mixer: Danny Kortchmar

Re-Recording Mixer: Gary A. Rizzo CAS

Obi-Wan Kenobi: A Jedi’s Return

Production Mixer: Richard Hays

Re-Recording Mixer: Danielle Dupre

Scoring Mixer: Scott Michael Smith

The full list of CAS nominees here.

Congratulations to all of our Skywalker Sound Golden Reel Award Nominees!

A total of fourteen projects are in the running for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing in nine Categories.

The 70th MPSE Golden Reel Awards will be held at Wilshire Ebell Theatre on February 26, 2023.

Skywalker Sound Nominees:

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Broadcast Animation

Tales of The Jedi: “The Sith Lord” 

Disney 

Supervising Sound Editors: David W. Collins, Matthew Wood 

Sound Effects Editors: Kevin Bolen, Michael Brinkman 

Foley Supervisor: Frank Rinella 

Foley Artists: Margie O’Malley, Andrea Gard, Sean England

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Broadcast Long Form Effects / Foley 

Andor: “Reckoning” 

Disney 

Supervising Sound Editors: David Acord, Margit Pfeiffer 

Sound Effects Editor: J.R. Grubbs 

Foley Editor: Shaun Farley MPSE 

Foley Artists: John Roesch MPSE, Shelley Roden MPSE 

Sound Designer: David Acord

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Broadcast Short Form

She Hulk: “Ribbit and Rip It” 

Disney 

Supervising Sound Editor: Mac Smith 

Sound Designer: Steve Bissinger 

Sound Effects Editors: Tim Farrell, Goeun Everett MPSE 

Dialogue / ADR Supervisor: Vanessa Lapato 

Dialogue Editor: Ryan Cota MPSE 

Foley Supervisor: Joel Raabe 

Foley Editor: Ian Chase 

Foley Artists: Sean England, Andrea Gard 

Conforming Editor: Kim B. Christensen

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Feature Animation

Lightyear

Disney Animation 

Supervising Sound Editor: Coya Elliott 

Sound Designer: Ren Klyce 

Sound Effects Editors: Kimberly Patrick, Jonathon Stevens, Benjamin A. Burtt 

Dialogue Editor: Cheryl Nardi 

Foley Editors: James Spencer, Dee Selby 

Foley Artists: Shelley Roden MPSE, John Roesch MPSE

DC League of Super-Pets

Warner Bros Animation

Supervising Sound Editor: Stephanie Brown

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Feature Documentary

The Territory 

National Geographic 

Sound Effects Editor: Tim Nielsen

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Feature Dialogue / ADR

Top Gun: Maverick

Paramount

Supervising Sound Editors: Bjørn Ole Schroeder, Al Nelson

Dialogue Editor: Chris Gridley

Dialogue Editors: Simon Chase, Matthew Hartman, Michael Maroussas, Gwendolyn Yates Whittle MPSE

ADR Editor: Gwendolyn Yates Whittle MPSE

The Batman

Warner Bros Pictures

Dialogue Editor: Jacob Riehle

ADR Editor: Bobbi Banks MPSE

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Feature Effects / Foley
Avatar: The Way of Water
20th Century Studios
Supervising Sound Editor: Christopher Boyes
Sound Designers: David Chrastka, Christopher Boyes
Foley Editor: Dee Selby

Jurassic World: Dominion

Universal Pictures

Supervising Sound Editors: Al Nelson, Gwendolyn Yates Whittle MPSE

Sound Designers: Pete Horner, Gary Rydstrom MPSE

Sound Effects Editors: Stuart McCowan, Benjamin A. Burtt, Scott Guitteau, Qianbaihui Yang MPSE

Supervising Foley Editor: Luke Dunn Gielmuda

Foley Editor: Coya Elliott

Foley Artists: Jana Vance, Ronni Brown

Top Gun: Maverick

Paramount

Supervising Sound Editors: Al Nelson, Bjørn Ole Schroeder

Sound Designers: Christopher Boyes, Jed Loughran

Sound Effects Editors: Benjamin A. Burtt, Scott Guitteau, Rowan Watson, Qianbaihui Yang MPSE

Supervising Foley Editor: Luke Dunn Gielmuda

Foley Editors: Dmitri Makarov, David Mackie

Foley Artists: Jana Vance, Ronni Brown, John Roesch MPSE, Shelley Roden MPSE

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Non-theatrical Animation

The Ice Age Adventures of Buck Wild

Disney

Supervising Sound Editor: Leff Lefferts

Sound Effects Editors: Shaun Farley MPSE, Chris Manning

Dialogue Editor: E. Larry Oatfield

Foley Artists: John Roesch MPSE, Ronni Brown, Sean England

Lego Star Wars Summer Vacation

Disney

Supervising Sound Editors: David W. Collins, Matthew Wood

Sound Designer: David W. Collins

Sound Effects Editors: Kevin Bolen, Bill Rudolph

Foley Supervisor: Frank Rinella

Foley Editor: Eryne Prine

Foley Artist: Margie O’Malley

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Non-theatrical Feature

Pinocchio

Disney

Supervising Sound Editors: Bjørn O. Schroeder, Leff Lefferts

Sound Designer: Randy Thom MPSE

Sound Effects Editors: Malcolm Fife, Pascal Garneau, Teresa Eckton MPSE, Goeun Everett MPSE

Dialogue Editor: James Spencer

Supervising Foley Editor: Christopher Manning

Foley Editors: Chris Frazier, Dee Shelby

Foley Artists: John Roesch MPSE, Shelley Roden MPSE

A full list of nominees here.

The Motion Picture Sound Editors said today that Gwendolyn Yates Whittle will receive its 2023 MPSE Career Achievement Award during the group’s 70th annual Golden Reel Awards in February.

Supervising sound editor Whittle is a two-time Oscar nominee for Avatar and Tron: Legacy and has won six Golden Reels on 20 career nominations spanning 1998-2022. She also scored an Emmy nom for WandaVision last year. Link to article here.