CAS Announces Petition in Support of Sound Credit Initiative

The Cinema Audio Society (CAS), together with the Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) and Association of Motion Picture Sound (AMPS), is launching the next step in their Sound Credit Initiative.

The organizations behind the Sound Credit Initiative have been overwhelmed by the private emails supporting this initiative. They determined that an online petition where sound professionals, colleagues, and friends can show their support should be the next step in this recognition process.

CAS President Karol Urban explains, “From production through post-production, sound professionals contribute to creative storytelling and the elevation of the audience’s experience. This initiative allows filmmakers and studios to recognize their sound department’s importance in a film’s overall success.”

AMPS Chair Rob Walker comments, “Sound teams create 50% of a movie and win awards for their creative contribution, but they are positioned far down the list of credits. This initiative is a move towards representative credits.  It’s time to give fair credit where it is due”.

And MPSE President Mark Lanza added, “While there is a technical aspect to sound for film, the overwhelming majority of what sound people do is creative. Sound is visceral.  It tells the audience where we are, focuses the audience on what we want them to feel, and  leads them through an elaborate illusion. The people creating these works are amazing artists and should be addressed as such.”

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