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MPSE to honor Foley artist John Roesch

December 3, 2012
MPSE to honor Foley artist John Roesch
LOS ANGELES — The Motion Picture Sound Editors ( will present veteran Foley artist John Roesch with its 2013 Career Achievement Award at the 60th MPSE Golden Reel Awards on February 17, 2013. Roesch has contributed to more than 400 films during a career that spans more than three decades. His credits include this past summer’s The Dark Knight Rises, as well as its predecessor The Dark Knight, along with all three films in the Matrix trilogy, and Inception.

Roesch is the first Foley artist to receive the MPSE Career Achievement Award and it considered one of the most accomplished Foley artists in the motion picture industry. He is the recipient of two MPSE Golden Reel Awards (The Dark Knight, The Matrix) alongside more than a dozen nominations. The MPSE Golden Reel Awards acknowledging the year’s best work in editing dialogue, ADR, sound effects, Foley and music. In addition, Roesch has worked on 16 films that have won Academy Awards for Best Sound or Best Sound Editing.

“John Roesch is an outstanding craftsman,” notes MPSE president Bobbi Banks. “As a Foley artist, John’s art is so subtle that movie-goers may not recognize it, and yet it is an essential element in creating the environment, atmosphere and mood of films. Even after 30 years, he continues to innovate and push the boundaries of his craft. The MPSE takes great pride in saluting his work and career.” 

Roesch studied filmmaking at New York University and was a Directing Fellow at the American Film Institute. While at AFI, he discovered his passion for Foley, something that continues to drive him to this day. He is a member of Local 700, Motion Picture Sound Editors, and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. He credits much of his success to other crafts people he has worked with through the years.

The 60th MPSE Golden Reel Awards will be held February 17, 2013 at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites in Los Angeles.

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