The MPSE and CAS Annual Golf and Poker Tournament Tees Off May 21

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American Cinema Editors President Stephen Rivkin to serve as honorary chairman of 9th annual charitable event

Studio City, California – April 21, 2017 – The Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) and the Cinema Audio Society (CAS) will host The MPSE and CAS Annual Golf and Poker Tournament, Sunday, May 21, 2017 at beautiful Angeles National Golf Club in Sunland, California. Proceeds will benefit the MPSE’s Ethel Crutcher Scholarship Fund, which provides mentoring and support for student sound artists, as well as the two organization’s work in promoting the craft of entertainment sound.

American Cinema Editors President Stephen Rivkin will serve as honorary chairman of the event. Rivkin, who also serves on the Board of Directors for the Motion Picture Editors Guild, is an Oscar®-nominated, ACE Eddie Award-winning picture editor whose credits include Avatar and the original Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy.

“This is the second year the CAS is co-sponsoring the Golf and Poker Tournament. Collaborating with the MPSE on events that encourage philanthropy and community-building between the two sound organizations is a positive,” said CAS President Mark Ulano. “And this year with ACE President Stephen Rivkin as the honorary chairman of the event, we will see our picture editor colleagues on the course and at the tables making for an even more inclusive and collegial day.’

Event activities will include scramble-style golf and poker tournaments with trophies and prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers. The golf tournament will feature a hole-in-one contest with a $10,000 prize and a putting contest with a $5,000 prize. Other games and surprises will occur throughout the day. The event will climax with a raffle and awards dinner. The MPSE will also inaugurate its annual membership drive at the event.

“The golf tournament is bigger and more popular every year, providing a wonderful opportunity to network with colleagues in a relaxed and friendly environment,” says MPSE President Tom McCarthy. “This year, we are proud to have Stephen Rivkin as honorary chair. Stephen is one of the industry’s most accomplished editors and a respected colleague of MPSE and CAS.”

What:          The MPSE and CAS Annual Golf and Poker Tournament

Sponsors:          The Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) and the Cinema Audio Society (CAS)

Where:          Angeles National Golf Club, 9401 Foothill Blvd., Sunland, California

When:           Sunday, May 21, 2017

                        10 am  Registration

                        12 pm  Shotgun Golf Tournament

                        1 pm  Poker Registration

                        2 pm  Poker Tournament

                        6 pm  Dinner, Awards and Prizes

Tickets & Info:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mpse-and-cas-golf-and-poker-tournament-2017-tickets-33319862606

About MPSE

Founded in 1953, the Motion Picture Sound Editors is a non-profit organization of professional sound and music editors who work in the motion picture television and gaming industries. The organization’s mission is to provide a wealth of knowledge from award-winning professionals to a diverse group of individuals, youth and career professionals alike; mentoring and educating the community about the artistic merit and technical advancements in sound and music editing; providing scholarships for the continuing advancement of motion picture sound in education; and helping to enhance the personal and professional lives of the men and women who practice this unique craft.

About the Cinema Audio Society

The Cinema Audio Society was formed in 1964 for the purpose of sharing information with Sound Professionals in the Motion Picture and Television Industry.

The objectives of the CAS are: to educate and inform the general public and the motion picture & television industry that effective sound is achieved by a creative, artistic and technical blending of diverse sound elements; to provide the motion picture & television industry with a progressive society of master craftsmen specialized in the art of creative cinematic sound recording; to advance the specialized field of cinematic sound recording by exchange of ideas, methods, and information; to advance the art of auditory appreciation, and to philanthropically support those causes dedicated to the sense of hearing; to institute and maintain high standards of conduct and craftsmanship among our members; to aid the motion picture & television industry in the selection and training of qualified personnel in the unique field of cinematic sound recording and to achieve for our members deserved recognition as major contributors to the field of motion picture & television entertainment.

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