Hall hailed for sound career

Sound editor to be feted at Golden Reel Awards

The Motion Picture Sound Editors have tapped Don Hall as the recipient of the org’s career achievement award for outstanding contributions to the art of sound.

Kudos will be presented at the 51st annual Golden Reel Awards on Feb. 28 at the Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles.

Hall is a founding member of the MPSE and has been a sound editor on more than 90 features, including “A Walk in the Clouds,” “MASH” and “Young Frankenstein.” He has received three MPSE Golden Reel Awards, a BAFTA Award for “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” two Emmys and a Peabody Award.

He has worked with Robert Aldrich, Irwin Allen, Alfonso Arau, Hal Ashby, Peter Bogdanovich, Mel Brooks, Michael Crichton, Michael Curtiz, John Frankenheimer, William Friedkin, Arthur Hiller, Ron Howard, Norman Jewison, Stanley Kramer, Otto Preminger, Michael Ritchie, Nicolas Roeg, George Roy Hill, Franklin Schaffner, John Wayne, Robert Wise, William Wyler and Peter Yates.

“Don represents the consummate professional,” said MPSE prexy David Bondelevitch. “In addition to being a brilliant sound editor, he brings a warmth to his work that is unmatched.”

Hall has also served on the board of governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, sound branch.

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