August 4, 2004


LOS ANGELES - The Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE), which is dedicated to improving recognition of its members by educating the entertainment community as to the artistic merit of sound editing, has announced the election of its new board of directors.

Elected in a special board election was Marc Lanza (JFK, Glory) as secretary. Newly elected to two-year terms on the board of directors are sound editors Harry Cheney (Bottle Rocket, Dracula), Jeremy J. Gordon (The OC, Smallville), Robert Hargreaves (Duck Dodgers, Batman Beyond), Anne-Marie Slack (Bring it On, House of 1000 Corpses), Roland Thai (L.A. Confidential, City of God), and Steven D. Williams (Thirteen Days, Army of Darkness).

Joanie Diener (American Beauty, Far From Heaven) was elected as music editor. Kevin Howard (Witchblade, Legend of Butch & Sundance) has been elected as the first international board member, and New York editor Ahmad Shirazi (The Kid Stays in the Picture, Billy Bathgate) was also elected to the out-of-area position. Donna Walker (The Good Girl, Gothika) was elected to affiliate position.

Re-elected were music editor Steven Saltzman (Heartbreakers, The Preacher's Wife) and sound editors Gary Friedman (Dr. Quinn, See Jane Run), Elliot Koretz (Collateral, Miracle) and Albert E. Lord, III (Eve's Bayou, And the Band Played On).

"We are absolutely thrilled to have a such a complete board, filled with people from diverse backgrounds," added MPSE president David J. Bondelevitch.