MALIBU, CA — The Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) will host its 5th Annual Charity Golf Tournament on Monday, September 9th, at the Malibu Golf Club, here. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Motion Picture & Television Fund (MPTF) and the MPSE’s Ethel Crutcher Scholarship Fund, and will be pledged in memory of Charles L. Campbell.
“The golf tournament has become a wonderful opportunity for sound editors to leave their dark rooms and socialize with their peers for a good cause,” notes John Larsen, director sound editorial at Fox Entertainment Group and the honorary chairman of this year’s event. “It’s rewarding to help young students seeking to build careers in the industry, and it’s especially meaningful to do so in the name of one of the great practitioners of our craft, Chuck Campbell.”
This year’s tournament will have a Hawaiian theme and has been expanded to an all-day event. The fun begins at noon with the “Scramble” Charity Golf Tournament and concludes with an evening luau accompanied by hula dancers. The festivities also include a putting contest with a $5,000 cash prize, a helicopter ball drop, a silent/live auction, and awards for the “loudest” Hawaiian shirt and “best-dressed” golf cart. Participants in the tournament who record a hole-in-one become eligible to win a trip to Hawaii. The MPSE will also inaugurate its annual membership drive at the event.
The MPSE is a non-profit organization composed of professional sound and music editors. It promotes the role of sound and music editors in motion picture and television production, sponsors the annual Golden Reel Awards, and engages in a variety of educational and philanthropic activities. Its Ethel Crutcher Scholarship Fund provides educational funding for aspiring sound professionals.
The Motion Picture & Television Fund is a charitable organization supporting safety net programs and services for the benefit of industry members in times of need.
Charles L. Campbell, who passed away earlier this year, was a three-time Academy Award-winning sound editor and past president and board member of the MPSE. He served as Governor of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) 1984-1987. He won the MPSE’s Career Achievement Award in 2012. For more details on the event, visit: www.mpsecharitygolf.com.