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In response to the ongoing strikes by SAG/AFTRA and the WGA, MPSE annual membership dues are waived for the July 1, 2023 - July 1, 2024 year.
New members must still pay the non-refundable fee to apply for membership.

Elevate your professional sound editing career by receiving recognition from the elite of sound editing artists who are shaping the future of the entertainment industry. Benefits of MPSE membership include:

  • Recognition as an elite member of the international sound editing community.
  • Fortify a stronger, more interactive sound community.
  • Provide a representative voice for members that promote common interests to the general public and broader entertainment community.
  • Create networking opportunities to facilitate learning and growth.
  • Screeners for awards consideration.
  • Invitations to screenings throughout the year.
  • VIP access to educational resources including Q&As with the industry’s top talent.
  • Privilege for Active members to use the letters MPSE after their name on credits.
  • Discounts on tickets at select theaters.
  • Exclusive promotions and offers on associated events and products, including industry events with partner organizations.
  • Special concession price on Golden Reel Awards submissions and gala event tickets.
  • Access to Wavelength magazine.
  • Access to the MPSE Member Database on the MPSE website for logged in members.
  • Rewarding opportunity to become a board member, affording you a greater voice and impact within the entertainment industry.
  • The MPSE offers four levels of membership via application: Active, Associate, Affiliate, and Student.

Full details on eligibility, qualifications, and rights are outlined under Article III (page 6) in the By-laws. Article IV Outlines Terms of Membership. By submitting an application you agree that you have read the MPSE By-laws and understand that your membership is subject to approval by the Membership Committee and the Board of Directors.

The minimum requirement for Active membership is three (3) years experience as a sound editor who has made, in the judgement of the board of directors, an outstanding contribution to their field of endeavor.

The requirement for Affiliate membership is experience in sound or music editing, but not as an editor. This is a non-voting membership that includes, but is not limited to, assistant sound editors, librarians, recordists, production mixers, re-recording mixers, managers, and facility administrators.

The annual cost of membership is as follows:

Active Domestic: $175.00 USD Affiliate: $100.00 USD
Active International: $135.00 USD Associate: $100.00 USD
Student: $35.00 USD  

To apply for membership please start your application below. All levels are free to apply.

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Telephone: (818) 506-7731


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