Board of Directors
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.
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 a 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.
Frank Morrone is a re-recording mixer who has mixed sound for television and films including LOST, Sleepy Hollow, The Kennedys, Ransom and Oscar winning When We Were Kings. Frank has served as President of The Motion Picture Sound Editors and is Sound Governor at The Television Academy as well as serving on the MPEG board of directors.
Steve Venezia, CAS is an independent sound engineer working in both production and post-production. Early in his career, he worked for 16 years in both live music production and studio recording; working with numerous artists including Frank Zappa, The Pretenders, Dire Straits, Chaka Khan, INXS, Howard Jones and Tom Waits. He has worked with ABC and AMPAS on the audio production for 16 Oscar broadcasts. Most recently he was Sr. Director of Worldwide Production and Post-Production Services at Dolby where he worked for over 22 years covering sound mixing and advancements in audio technologies. During his tenure at Dolby, he worked closely with the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) on the audio standards for digital television, and the launch of 5.1 digital surround sound. More recently, he worked on the development of Dolby Atmos for cinema and broadcast. He is a member of CAS, AMPAS, SMPTE, and is currently Vice-Chair of the Television Academy. He is an officer of the Cinema Audio Society currently serving as Treasurer. He holds 2 patents for digital audio processing covering loudness measurement and digital audio processing.
Amanda Beggs, CAS has been working as a production sound mixer in LA for over a decade and has accumulated a solid list of credits in features and television. She’s worked with indie filmmakers Gia Coppola, Mike Mills, Greta Gerwig, James Ponsoldt, and Kevin Smith. She also mixed additional units on films like Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Star Trek Beyond, and Bright. Recently she’s been working in episodic TV, with her most recent shows being the pilot for HBO’s Lovecraft Country and season 3 of FX’s Legion.
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.
MARY H. ELLIS
I started with a Film and Television degree from the University of Alabama. In 1990 I did “Fried Green Tomatoes”. Since then I have been on a fantastic journey of the film with many wonderful people. I have been very fortunate to have worked with some great visual directors such as Joe Johnson (October Sky, Hidalgo) Denis Villeneuve (Prisoners) Edgar Wright (Baby Driver) and Damien Chazelle (First Man). One thing I have found is that great visual storytellers know how important sound is to the final film.
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.
Stephen A. Tibbo, CAS is a production sound mixer and re-recording mixer. He is a member of both local 695 and local 700. Stephen currently works on the television show “Modern Family.” In addition to his work on set, Stephen works as an ADR and re-recording mixer on feature films and television. He has won three Primetime Emmy Awards and five CAS awards for production sound mixing.
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.
A professional ballet dancer turned re-recording mixer. My passion for music, movement, and grace are all attributes that I have applied to my mixing through the years. I have been mixing now for over ten years, and giving back to our peers is something I would love to do. Being on the board of CAS would be a new avenue for me that I would not take lightly.
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.
Marti D. Humphrey CAS has been a Re-Recording Mixer for the last 38 years. He is a former Secretary of The Cinema Audio Society for 2 terms and a CAS Board Member for 10 years. He is the President of “The Dub Stage” where he built the first Immersive Dub Stage with all 4 Immersive Formats, Dolby Atmos, IMAX 12.0/6.0, DTS X and Auro-3D 11.1. and has been mixing “In the Box” since 2002. With his passion for Sound, he has invested his life working towards making people aware of the capabilities that sound possesses in the art of storytelling. Marti looks forward to the opportunity to once again be on the Board of Directors of the CAS.
Doc Kane has been a Sound Mixer at the Walt Disney Studios for over 30 years. He has been responsible for the Original Dialogue Recordings of the Disney Studios. Animated Motion Pictures including “Beauty and the Beast,” “Aladdin,” “The Lion King,” “Wreck-it-Ralph,” “Frozen,” and soon to be released, “Wreck it Ralph 2.” Doc has also been responsible for the Original Dialogue Recordings of many Pixar Animation Studios Feature Films from “Toy Story” to last summer’s release of “Cars 3” and the upcoming “Incredibles 2.” Along with the Original Dialogue Recordings for Animation, Doc is also an ADR Mixer for Television Shows and Feature Films. He has credits on over 350 motion pictures. He has been nominated for four Academy Awards. Doc received a Golden Reel Award for “The Iron Giant” and has been nominated for six CAS Awards. He is a member of AMPAS and the Cinema Audio Society. At the 52nd CAS Awards Presentation Doc was proudly honored with the Cinema Audio Society’s Career Achievement Award.
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.
Past President of the CAS.
Mathew Waters is a 3 time Emmy winner as a Re-Recording Mixer. He has won a Golden reel as a Sound Supervisor. He has been working as a Re-Recording Mixer for 20 years in Film and Television. He has been in Post Production sound for 28 years. He has worked as an Assistant, Transfer person, Sound Designer, Sound Supervisor, and Re-Recording Mixer.