Motion Picture Sound Editors
Formation1953; 71 years ago (1953)
TypeProfessional society Edit this at Wikidata

Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) is an American professional society of motion picture sound editors founded in 1953.[1] The society's goals are to educate others about and increase the recognition of the sound editors, show the artistic merit of the soundtracks, and improve the professional relationship of its members. The society is not to be confused with an industry union, such as the I.A.T.S.E. The current president is Mark Lanza. The names of active members of the MPSE will generally appear in film credits with the post-nominal letters "MPSE".


The current Golden Reel Award design was introduced on March 31, 1984, at the award ceremonies for the year 1983 held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel Grand Ballroom, Beverly Hills, California. The trophy was designed by Pat and Ken Anderson of the Anderson Trophy Company.[2] The award statues are made by New York firm, Society Awards.

Membership requirements

The following are required for the membership application:

Golden Reel Awards

Since 1983, The Golden Reel Awards are an annual ceremony dedicated to honoring outstanding achievement in sound editing in film, television, and across the entertainment industry.[3][4][5]

Feature Film categories

Broadcast Media categories


Special categories


  1. ^ McGee, Marty (2015-06-08). Encyclopedia of Motion Picture Sound. McFarland. ISBN 978-1-4766-0970-6.
  2. ^ Motion Picture Sound Editors Golden Reel Awards 1983, award ceremony program, (private collection).
  3. ^ Yewdall, David Lewis (2012). Practical Art of Motion Picture Sound. Taylor & Francis. ISBN 978-0-240-81240-3.
  4. ^ The Hollywood Reporter. Wilkerson Daily Corporation. 1991.
  5. ^ Motion Picture Almanac. Quigley Publishing Company. 2007. ISBN 978-0-900610-80-6.