Board of Directors
Mark Ulano has been recording sound for film since 1976. He has over 130 film and television credits as a Production Sound Mixer. Mark is President of the Cinema Audio Society, President of IATSE Local 695, and sits the Sound Branch Executive Committee of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. He has frequently been a guest speaker and author, promoting the advancement of creative sound work in the service of storytelling in cinema and television. His work on TITANIC won him an Academy Award for Sound Mixing as well as the Cinema Audio Society Award for Best Sound Mixing for a Feature Film. He was nominated for an Oscar for his work on INGLORIOUS BASTERDS. He has 3 other CAS nominations, for HATEFUL EIGHT, IRON MAN, and SUPER 8. He has also received three British Academy (BAFTA) nominations, for KILL BILL, TITANIC, and DJANGO UNCHAINED.
CAS Vice President
Phillip Palmer was born in Dallas, TX and graduated from Southern Methodist University with a degree in Film and Television Production. Starting his sound career in music and touring production he migrated early to production sound recording. After many years as boom operator and sound utility, Phil began his mixing career in 1999. He has had the pleasure of working with many great filmmakers and continues his pursuit of excellence today. Phil first served on the Board of Directors in 2010 and is currently the Vice President of the CAS.
DAVID J. BONDELEVITCH
David has been Secretary of the CAS since 2010 and was Vice President from 2005-2009. He is also Past President of the MPSE. David is currently an Associate Professor of Music at CU Denver. He won a Primetime Emmy for The Hunley and a Heartland Emmy as Associate Producer on the documentary Above the Ashes. He also won two MPSE Golden Reel Awards and has been nominated twenty-six times. David holds a B.S. in Art and Design from MIT and a B. Music from the Berklee College of Music. He also holds an MFA in Cinema Production from USC.
PETER R DAMSKI
Peter Damski, CAS is currently serving as your Treasurer. He has been a member of the CAS Board for over ten years and has also served as Secretary for four years and as co-editor of the CAS Journal/Quarterly for ten years. Damski spent most of his mixing career as a production mixer for multi-camera sit-com’s. Damski is a seven-time Prime-Time Emmy nominee and has won twice for his work on Mad About You. He is now teaching Sound Design at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, GA.
WILLIE D. BURTON
With over 35 years of sound mixing under his belt, Burton was first nominated for an Oscar in 1978 for THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY”. In 1983 he won the BAFTA (British Academy Film and Television Award) for WAR GAMES”. He received an Oscar for Best Sound in 1989 for the film, BIRD”. In 2005 he received The Cinema Audio Society Career Achievement Award. Burton has also received Academy Award nominations for WAR GAMES”, ALTERED STATES”, THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION”, THE GREEN MILE” and DREAMGIRLS”. He won an Academy Award for Outstanding Sound Mixing for his work on DREAMGIRLS in 2005.
PETER J. DEVLIN
Peter Devlin has assembled an eclectic body of work as a Production Mixer. Originally from Belfast, Northern Ireland, Devlin came to the United States in 1987 after having worked for the Audio Department at BBC Northern Ireland. He has worked with a varied group of filmmakers throughout his career, including Kenneth Branagh, Oliver Stone, and Ron Howard. He is delighted to be on the board of the CAS, and looks forward as the organization continues to grow and support the CAS community.
EDWARD J. GREENE
Ed Greene continues as an active production and post mixer as well as a longtime advocate for better sound on broadcast and the web. As a former TV Academy Sound Governor and member of the Sound Mixer’s PGEC, he successfully promoted petitioning Emmy nominations to more than 4 mixers who make significant contributions to live event and Music-Variety programs. He is a past recipient of the CAS Career Achievement Award, and has been honored with 21 Prime Time Emmys and 1 Daytime Emmy. A longtime student himself, he continues to encourage and mentor new talent in the audio arts.
Since 1984, production sound mixer Lee Orloff, CAS has collaborated on well over 50 feature films with directors including: Gore Verbinski; Michael Mann; James Cameron; Ridley Scott; Walter Hill; and Dean Parisot. Orloff has been nominated for six Academy Awards, four BAFTAs and won each for his work on Terminator 2: Judgment Day. Orloff has also been nominated for six CAS. Awards, and serves on the AMPAS Sound Branch Executive Committee and as a member of the CAS Board of Directors. Orloff recently completed production on James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy 2 for Marvel/Disney in June, 2016.
Los Angeles-based Production Sound Mixer Lisa Piñero began her career recording sound for documentaries and has worked in commercials, television and feature films. She has enjoyed opportunities collaborating with many talented filmmakers including David Ayer, Danny Boyle, John Hillcoat, Spike Lee, Oren Moverman, Jonathon Dayton and Valerie Faris. Recent projects include Suicide Squad, Battle of the Sexes, Steve Jobs and Fury.
Glen Trew is a Production Sound Mixer, beginning in Television in 1976. A member of IATSE Hollywood Local 695 and a native of Nashville, Tennessee, he is also the president of Trew Audio (a US and Canadian leader in sales, rental, and service of film and video sound equipment), the president of Remote Audio (a manufacturer of specialty audio products for film and video), and the publisher of Sound & Picture magazine. He is still active in production, currently mixing the network drama “Nashville”.
Jeff Wexler, CAS, is in his 46th year working in sound for motion pictures and television. Having completed over 80 feature films, twice nominated for Academy Award, won a BAFTA for Cameron Crowe’s “Almost Famous”. Received the highest honor from CAS, the CAS Career Achievement Award in 2011. Pioneered the introduction of digital production recording with DAT, and then the first ever file-based production recording with the original Zaxcom Deva I. Jeff continues working and participating in the industry, guest lecturing and moderating workshops and panel discussions, created and moderates the long running online community site JWSOUNDGROUP.
Deb Adair is an Oscar nominated re-recording mixer of feature films. She studied film production at Syracuse University where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree. During her studies she completed an internship recording demos in Nashville for a music publishing company. Her passion for filmmaking led her to Los Angeles, where she has over twenty years of experience in sound, with expertise in music recording, sound editing and mixing, and sound supervision. Her diverse background lends itself to an open-minded perspective for the collaborative process of filmmaking.
Bob is a re-recording mixer and sound designer working in television and documentary film for more than twenty years. In addition to mixing twelve seasons of Deadliest Catch, his credits include ABC’s The Family, Ax Men, Storage Wars, The Colony, 1000 Ways to Die, American Masters: Carol Burnette & Bob Newhart and the feature documentary The Wrecking Crew. He’s received twelve Primetime Emmy nominations with two wins in addition to four CAS award wins and two MPSE Golden Reels. He’s served many terms on the Sound Peer Group executive committee and the Board of Directors for the Cinema Audio Society.
Tom Fleischman began mixing feature films under the tutelage of New York rerecording mixer Richard (Dick) Vorisek in 1979. In 1981 Tom and Dick were nominated for an Academy Award for Best Sound for their work on Warren Beatty’s Reds. Since then Tom has mixed nearly 200 features, documentaries, commercials, and television projects. He has developed long-term working relationships with many directors, earned 4 more Academy Award nominations for Jonathan Demme’s The Silence of the Lambs (1991), Martin Scorsese’s Gangs Of New York (2002), The Aviator (2004), and won for Hugo (2012). In television, Tom has won 5 Emmy Awards, 5 CAS Awards, and a BAFTA Award for sound mixing. Tom has been mixing on Stage B at Soundtrack Film and Television in New York since 2004.
Tomlinson Holman is an engineer and educator with long-standing work in film and television sound. Starting as a boom operator, he was a Professor of Cinematic Arts at USC teaching for 25 years, and the Corporate Technical Director of Lucasfilm Ltd, where he developed the THX Sound System. He won the CAS Career Achievement award, and Fellowships from AES, BKSTS, IEEE, and SMPTE. He has served on many technical committees throughout the years, having named in one of them the 5.1-channel sound system configuration most common today.
Sherry Klein is a Re-Recording Mixer for Television/ Film and currently with Smart Post Sound in Burbank, CA. She first became “aware” of audio while studying Arranging and Composition at Berklee in Boston. While recording a term project in what was then a little 2 track studio, she became fascinated with the world of sound…. this led her from musician, to live sound, Record Engineering and finally into Post Mixing. She considers herself very lucky to be working within this talented community of people who have continually inspired her to refine my craft and grow my love of mixing.
MARY JO LANG
Mary Jo Lang has been a Foley mixer at Warner Bros. Studios for the past 25 years. She started in 1984, apprenticing in Production Sound with Mark Ulano and Patruskha Meirzwa on Friday the 13th Part 5. That led to an internship at Taj Soundworks, a well known Foley stage in Los Angeles where she began mixing in 1991. She has worked on many major motion pictures, including The Matrix (parts 1,2 and 3), Schindler’s List, The Dark Knight, Dark Knight Rises and Interstellar. She has won 3 CAS awards for Foley mixing on Frozen, Big Hero Six and Inside Out.
Karol Urban CAS, MPSE, NATAS is a re-recording mixer for television and feature films. While mainly focused on dialog and music, her path has afforded her the benefit of also mixing sfx and single mixer productions. After focusing principally on documentaries in Washington DC, she moved to LA where she found true joy mixing scripted productions. She joined CAS in 2008 and began contributing articles for the CAS Quarterly. In 2014, she became the Co-Editor and was elected to the Board of Directors.Karol also co-organizes for the LA Sound Group and volunteers for the TV Academy.
Steve Venezia, C.A.S. is Sr. Director of Worldwide Content Services for Dolby Laboratories. He’s worked at Dolby over 20 years covering post-production sound mixing and advancements in audio technologies. During his tenure at Dolby, he worked closely with the ATSC on the standards for digital television, and the launch of 5.1 surround in HDTV. Most recently, he worked on the development of Dolby Atmos for cinema and broadcast. He is a member of CAS, AMPAS, SMPTE, and the Television Academy; where he currently serves on the board of governors.