10:00am PT by Carolyn Giardina
Frank Morrone to Succeed Bobbi Banks as President of Motion Picture Sound Editors
Frank Morrone has been elected to succeed Bobbi Banks as president of the Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE). Banks resigned as president and a board member of the non-profit, citing personal reasons. She held both positions since 2006. Morrone was the organization's vice president.
The board also elected Mark Lanza as vice president and Chris Reeves as secretary.
“The MPSE board of directors extends its sincere thanks to Banks for her contributions over the last eight years and wishes her the best. Under her leadership, the MPSE has experienced significant growth in its mission and the scope of its annual Golden Reel Awards show,” the organization said in a statement.
“I am forever grateful to have had the invaluable experience of serving this exceptional group of professionals,” said Banks in a statement. “I am very proud of the work our board and our members have done to improve this organization and earn it renewed awareness and prestige.”
Morrone is a re-recording sound mixer whose credits include Lost. He is the recipient of multiple MPSE Golden Reel Awards and nominations, alongside two Primetime Emmy Awards and an additional five Emmy nominations.
He said in a statement: "I look forward to working with the MPSE board in continuing to grow our organization. Our mission is to pursue greater recognition for our members and to educate the entertainment community and general audience regarding the importance and artistic merit of the sound track.”