Cinema Audio Society Awards: David Macmillan to Receive Career Achievement Award [WATCH VIDEO]

By Ambika Thakur | 2 years ago

The Cinema Audio Society (CAS) will honor a three-time Oscar winner production mixer David Macmillan with its highest honor, the CAS Career Achievement Award. Read on to learn more about Movie News Guide’s (MNG) report about: David Macmillan to Receive Career Achievement Award at Cinema Audio Society Awards 2015.

CAS President David E. Fluhr, CAS, announced that the organization will honor Production Mixer David Macmillan, CAS, with the Cinema Audio Society’s highest award, the CAS Career Achievement Award. The award  to be presented at the 51st CAS Awards on February 14, 2015 in the Crystal Ballroom of the historic Millennium-Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles.


Cinema Audio Society also shared the news on Twitter.

“I am pleased to announce that the CAS Board of Directors has chosen David Macmillan as this year’s Cinema Audio Society Career Achievement honoree. David represents the high standards we all aspire to, as a sound mixer, a mentor and an educator,” “David received the first of his Oscars 30 years ago—as a mixer he obviously, has the right stuff!” said Fluhr to THR.

Macmillan has done more than 80 feature films in long his career. He has three Oscars for “Apollo 11,” “Speed” and “The Right Stuff.”  He received a CAS award for “Apollo 13″ and a Golden Reel Award from the Motion Picture Sound Editors for “Introducing Dorothy Dandridge.” He received Emmy nomination for HBO’s “Game Change.” He has worked with Oliver Stone, Ron Howard, Alan Parker, Lawrence Kasdan, Sydney Pollack, Philip Kaufman, Tony Scott, Joel Shumacher, Nora Ephron, Mike Nichols, Katherine Bigelow, Jan de Bont, Jay Roach and Judd Apatow, to name a few.

His career in the film industry started more than 50 years ago in Canada, as a trainee with the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. He went on to record series television, news and documentaries.  After that Macmillan worked with Francis Ford Coppola at American Zoetrope, as in-house dubbing mixer.

Macmillan has been teaching at UCLA, USC, Chapman and Loyola Marymount for the past five years.  Additionally he also provided master classes and workshops at film festivals worldwide. He has given master classes at the Tarawa Film Festival in Lodz, Poland, the Transatlantic Film and Music Festival in Poznan, Poland, FEST in Portugal and two-day mixing workshops in London and Norway.

He is a member of the Cinema Audio Society, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences and The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
As the 33rd recipient of the Cinema Audio Society’s greatest accolade, Macmillan joins an well-known group of past honorees that includes: Don Rogers, Walter Murch, Les Fresholtz, Tomlinson Holman, Richard Portman, Jim Webb, Charles Wilborn, Gary Rydstrom, Willie Burton, Mike Minkler, Ed Greene, Dennis Sands, Randy Thom, Jeffrey S. Wexler, Scott Millan, Chris Newman, and Andy Nelson.

Formed in 1964, the CAS is a philanthropic, non-profit organization with the purpose of the organization is to “share information with Sound Professionals in the Motion Picture and Television Industry.” Cinema Audio Society Awards or The C.A.S. Awards is a yearly awards ceremony honoring Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing. The awards began in 1994 are presented by the Cinema Audio Society for three categories:

  1. Feature films
  2. Television movies
  3. Miniseries or specials and television series.

And that’s it for MNG’s report on David Macmillan to Receive Career Achievement Award  at Cinema Audio Society Awards 2015 For more details coming up about the award ceremony, stay tuned here at  Movie News Guide (MNG). Check out the video below:

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