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Supervising sound editor Dennis Drummond — whose credits include Dick Tracy and A League of Their Own — will receive the Motion Picture Sound Editors’ Career Achievement Award during the the 68th annual MPSE Golden Reel Awards, which will be presented during a virtual ceremony on April 16.
During his career Drummond developed close relationships with directors including Nancy Meyers, for whom he worked on a string of films including The Intern, It’s Complicated, and The Parent Trap; James L. Brooks, collaborating on films including As Good as It Gets; and Penny Marshall, working on titles including The Preacher’s Wife and A League of Their Own.
He earned a BAFTA nomination Dick Tracy, and additional credits included The Changling, The Pursuit of Happyness, The Help, Father of the Bride and Wonder Boys.
“Dennis Drummond is a gifted and innovative sound editor, who has earned the universal respect of his peers,” said MPSE president Mark Lanza. “His inspired touch is evident across a host of great movies. He has also been a mentor and role model to countless aspiring sound artists.”
Drummond began his career as a teenager in Toronto, encouraged by his brother Patrick, who is also a supervising sound editor. They worked on many projects together, eventually relocating to Hollywood.
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