President: Bobbi Banks, MPSE
Bobbi Banks is currently serving her third term as President of MPSE and as worked in the film industry for the past 30 years. During this time she has worked with some of Hollywood's most well known directors including: Joel Shumacher, John Singleton, Clint Eastwood, Ron Shelton, Malcolm Lee, Mark Steven Johnson and Louis Leterrier. She has established herself as one of the very few women Supervising Sound Editors, and one of a few African-American ADR Supervisors in the industry today. Bobbi began her career in the film industry as an administrative assistant to the owners of New York's largest sound facility, Sound One Corporation. After working in management for 4 years, she began her technical training at the studio. In 1985 she joined the sound editorial department as a sound apprentice on Desperately Seeking Susan. In 1992 she received the ABET Technical Acheivement Award and won the Riis Leader in Technology Award for 2006. She has won one an MPSE Golden Reel Award and nominated for 11. In 2010 Ms. Banks received a Certificate of Recognition for Leadership from the California State Assembly of the Entertainment Department.Hollywood, California. Some of Bobbi's credits include: Notorious, Incredible Hulk, Ghost Rider, Four Brothers, Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins and Hustle and Flow.
Vice-President: Frank Morrone, C.A.S.
Frank is an independent re-recording mixer who has worked extensively in both film and television. He has mixed the ABC hit show LOST since the original pilot. He has received an Emmy for his work on the series with an additional four Emmy nominations. Other television projects include L-Word, Sex and the City and Day of the Triffids. He also mixed The Jonas Brothers Camp Rock for which he received a platinum album for the soundtrack.
He has mixed films with directors such as Ron Howard, Tim Burton, John Singleton, Janusz Kaminski, and Lasse Hallstrom on projects including Ransom, Sleepy Hollow, Shaft, Lost Souls, Cider House Rules and the Oscar winning film When We Were Kings.
Frank has been involved in several film and television organizations. He has served on The Sound Peer Group Executive Committee for the last three years and is an active member of The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences where he is currently serving as Governor. He is currently Vice President of The Motion Picture Sound Editors and chairs the Blue Ribbon panel in the Feature Dial category for The Golden Reel Awards. He is also on The Board of Directors of The Cinema Audio Society (CAS), The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), and The Recording Academy.
He started his career working in a music studio and gained experience engineering film scores as well as Jazz, Rock and Country albums. He moved to post production in 1986 working on both film and television projects. He accepted a position at Todd AO New York in 1995. During his time in New York, Frank lectured at NYU film school. He moved to Los Angeles in 2004 to work on LOST and has mixed several projects for Disney since. He has worked in collaboration with manufacturers such as Digidesign, McDSP and M-Audio on product development.
He has been nominated for and won several Golden Reel awards most recently for Lost which was also nominated for a CAS award. He has also mixed two Oscar-winning films: Dear Diary and When We Were Kings. Frank has been a member of MPSE for 18 years and has been on the Board of Directors for the last two years. He is dedicated to the importance of sound as an equal partner in the film making process. He is also a member of the Cinema Audio Society, Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, and Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
Secretary: Mark Lanza, MPSE
Mark Lanza has been involved in motion picture sound since 1988, when he first joined the Soundelux team. He quickly worked his way up to sound designer and crafted such films as Born on the Fourth of July, JFK, Cliffhanger, True Lies, Natural Born Killers, and In the Line of Fire. After 7 years at Soundelux, he went on to Sony Pictures where he put together the sound design suite and worked there for 4 years. He has worked with such talents as Steve Flick on Starship Troopers, and Sandy Gendler on Independence Day. He is back at sony Pictures as the sound designer and supervised the pilot for Grimm, Homeland, and the Charlie's Angels series.
Treasurer: Paul Rodriguez
Paul Rodriguez has been an Affiliate Member of the MPSE for many years. This is his first term as a Board Member and was the producer of the Golden Reel Awards Banquet for 2006. Mr. Rodriguez has been in the film industry for over 25 years, all in post production and is currently Vice President of Feature Sales at CSS- Studios representing film mixing division Todd AO and sound editorial division Soundelux. Prior to joining AMG, Paul had been with Wilshire Stages, an independent provider of audio services for ten years and was responsible for sales, operations, personnel, client relations and marketing. His background also includes senior positions with Four Media Company and EFX Systems. Paul began his career with Eagle Eye Film Company, a supplier of editing equipment for film and television.
Sergeant-at-Arms: Glenn T. Morgan
Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Glenn has always been enchanted with the entertainment industry. After enrolling at UCLA and while studying at the Lee Strasberg Acting Institute, Glenn began to nurture his enthusiastic passion for drama and cinematic production. This enthusiasm proved very helpful as he started to venture out into the sound community in Hollywood. While working in various capacities, such as being a picture assistant, sound effects librarian and a music video producer, Glenn's sensibility for sound selection became more noticeable and this swayed him to pursue sound as a full-time endeavor. Having developed a professional relationship with Lon Bender and Wylie Stateman in the early 80's, Glenn decided to join Soundelux in 1989. Since then, Glenn has amassed an impressive body of work and numerous working relationships with renowned filmmakers. He has worked on such diverse projects as Monster's Ball, Real Women Have Curves, The Mask of Zorro, Jackass: The Movie, Blow, Time Cop, Back To The Future, Mission Impossible II, Home Alone, JFK, L.A. Story and Open Water. In addition to Glenn's passion for drama and sound, his experience with acting has helped him establish artistic credibility with his clients. Glenn has worked with a number of established actors and up-and-coming filmmakers and frequently offers his time as a guest lecturer at universities and film schools. Today, Glenn T. Morgan is a core member of the Soundelux team, where he continues to bring his passion and talent to both the movies he works on and the filmmakers he works with.
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