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President: Bobbi Banks, MPSE
Bobbi Banks is currently serving her third term as President of MPSE and as worked in the film industry for the past 30 years. During this time she has worked with some of Hollywood's most well known directors including: Joel Shumacher, John Singleton, Craig Brewer,Clint Eastwood, Ron Shelton, Malcolm Lee, Mark Steven Johnson and Louis Leterrier. She has established herself as one of the very few women Supervising Sound Editors, and one of a few African-American ADR Supervisors in the industry today. Bobbi began her career in the film industry as an administrative assistant to the owners of New York's largest sound facility, Sound One Corporation. After working in management for 4 years, she began her technical training at the studio. In 1985 she joined the sound editorial department as a sound apprentice on Desperately Seeking Susan. In 1992 she received the ABET Technical Acheivement Award and won the Riis Leader in Technology Award for 2006. She has won one an MPSE Golden Reel Award and nominated for 11. In 2010 Ms. Banks received a Certificate of Recognition for Leadership from the California State Assembly of the Entertainment Department.Hollywood, California.Some of Bobbi's credits include: Footloose, Abduction,Notorious, Incredible Hulk, Ghost Rider, Four Brothers, Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins and Hustle and Flow.
Vice-President: Frank Morrone
Frank Morrone is a Re-recording mixer. He has been involved in post production for over twenty years. Frank is a musician and his interest in recording was sparked when he purchased a Teac 4-track to record his band. This lead to an opportunity to work in the film industry as a music mixer which quickly led to sound editing and then re-recording mixing. He has lectured for NYU. Frank has had the pleasure of working with some of the top directors in the industry including Tim Burton (Sleepy Hollow), Ron Howard (Ransom), John Singleton (Shaft), Sidney Lumet (100 Center Street), and Darren Star (Sex in the City).
He has been nominated for and won several Golden Reel awards most recently for Lost which was also nominated for a CAS award. He has also mixed two Oscar-winning films: Dear Diary and When We Were Kings. Frank has been a member of MPSE for 18 years and has been on the Board of Directors for the last two years. He is dedicated to the importance of sound as an equal partner in the film making process. He is also a member of the Cinema Audio Society, Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, and Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
Secretary: Mark Lanza, MPSE
Mark Lanza has been involved in motion picture sound since 1988, when he first joined the Soundelux team. He quickly worked his way up to sound designer and crafted such films as Born on the Fourth of July, JFK, Cliffhanger, True Lies, Natural Born Killers, and In the Line of Fire. After 7 years at Soundelux, he went on to Sony Pictures where he put together the sound design suite and worked there for 4 years. He has worked with such talents as Steve Flick on Starship Troopers, and Sandy Gendler on Independence Day. Recently he was doing sound fx for the Showtime series Dexter and ADR supervisor for the remake Piranha 3-D.
Treasurer: Paul Rodriguez
Paul Rodriguez has been an Affiliate Member of the MPSE for many years. This is his first term as a Board Member and was the producer of the Golden Reel Awards Banquet for 2006. Mr. Rodriguez has been in the film industry for over 25 years, all in post production and is currently Vice President of Feature Sales at CSS- Studios representing film mixing division Todd AO and sound editorial division Soundelux. Prior to joining AMG, Paul had been with Wilshire Stages, an independent provider of audio services for ten years and was responsible for sales, operations, personnel, client relations and marketing. His background also includes senior positions with Four Media Company and EFX Systems. Paul began his career with Eagle Eye Film Company, a supplier of editing equipment for film and television.
Sergeant-at-Arms: Glenn T. Morgan
Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Glenn has always been enchanted with the entertainment industry. After enrolling at UCLA and while studying at the Lee Strasberg Acting Institute, Glenn began to nurture his enthusiastic passion for drama and cinematic production. This enthusiasm proved very helpful as he started to venture out into the sound community in Hollywood. While working in various capacities, such as being a picture assistant, sound effects librarian and a music video producer, Glenn's sensibility for sound selection became more noticeable and this swayed him to pursue sound as a full-time endeavor. Having developed a professional relationship with Lon Bender and Wylie Stateman in the early 80's, Glenn decided to join Soundelux in 1989. Since then, Glenn has amassed an impressive body of work and numerous working relationships with renowned filmmakers. He has worked on such diverse projects as Monster's Ball, Real Women Have Curves, The Mask of Zorro, Jackass: The Movie, Blow, Time Cop, Back To The Future, Mission Impossible II, Home Alone, JFK, L.A. Story and Open Water. In addition to Glenn's passion for drama and sound, his experience with acting has helped him establish artistic credibility with his clients. Glenn has worked with a number of established actors and up-and-coming filmmakers and frequently offers his time as a guest lecturer at universities and film schools. Today, Glenn T. Morgan is a core member of the Soundelux team, where he continues to bring his passion and talent to both the movies he works on and the filmmakers he works with.
For a complete list of Past Presidents, click here. Past presidents are lifetime board members.