'Speed' Sound Editor to Receive MPSE Career Achievement Award

Two-time Oscar winner Stephen H. Flick will be honored at the Motion Picture Sound Editors' 66th Golden Reel Awards.
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Stephen H. Flick

Supervising sound editor Stephen H. Flick, who won Oscars for Robocop and Speed, will receive the Motion Picture Sound Editors' Career Achievement Award during the 66th annual MPSE Golden Reel Awards on Feb. 17 at the Westin Bonaventure in downtown Los Angeles.

A sound veteran of 40 years and more than 150 films, Flick received additional Academy Award nominations for Poltergeist, Die Hard and Total Recall. He also has earned three Emmy Awards for Deadwood, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee and John Adams; a BAFTA for Speed; and a pair of Golden Reel Awards.

“Stephen is a true innovator and the epitome of the sound artist,” MPSE president Tom McCarthy said Monday in a statement. “He creates sound that blends organically with picture and brings the film’s world and story to life.”

“I have been fortunate to have spent my career doing work that I am passionate about,” said Flick. “It is an honor and a privilege to be recognized by my friends and colleagues in the MPSE.”

Flick is currently a professor at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts. He also plays jazz saxophone and flute in a number of traditional and contemporary ensembles.