February 6, 2014

Lucas, MPSE to honor sound designer Randy Thom

STUDIO CITY — George Lucas will present Randy Thom, director of sound design at Skywalker Sound, with the 2014 MPSE Career Achievement Award this month. The presentation will occur during the 61st MPSE Golden Reel Awards (www.mpse.org), which are set to take place on February 16 at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites in Los Angeles.

Lucas has a long-running connection with Thom, who has worked at Skywalker Sound for more than two decades. One of Thom’s first movie credits was Star Wars: Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, where he served as sound effects recordist. Thom is a two-time Academy Award-winner (The Right Stuff, The Incredibles) and a 14-time Oscar nominee.

The MPSE is a non-profit organization of professional sound and music editors who work in the motion pictures and television industry.