MPSE Honors Don Hall With Career Achievement Award

Oct 28, 2003 12:00 PM, Editors


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The Motion Picture Sound Editors have chosen to present their Career Achievement Award to sound editor Don Hall for his outstanding contributions to the art of sound. The award will be presented at the 51st annual "Golden Reel" Awards, February 28, 2004, at the Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles.

"Don represents the consummate professional," said MPSE president David Bondelvitch. "In addition to being a brilliant sound editor, he brings a warmth to his work that is unmatched. He has also been a mentor to innumerable students of sound." Previous recipients of the award include Chuck Campbell, Kay Rose, Alan Splet, Murray Spivack, Frank Warner, Norval Crutcher, James MacDonald, Sam Horta, Douglas Grindstaff, Fred Brown and Jack Foley.

Hall is a founding member of the Motion Picture Sound Editors. He has been a sound editor on more than 90 feature films spanning five decades, including A Walk in the Clouds, M*A*S*H and Young Frankenstein. He has received three MPSE Golden Reel Awards, a BAFTA Award for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, two Emmy Awards and a Peabody Award.

Hall has served on the Board of Governors of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, Sound Branch. He served as the chair for the Sound Editing Award Rules committee, the vice chair for the Student Academy Awards and is a member of the Scientific Technical Committee. He is also is a lecturer at the USC School of Cinema.

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