The Cinema Audio Society will honor production mixer David Macmillan with its highest accolade, the CAS Career Achievement Award.
Macmillan has more than 80 feature films to his credit. He has sound Oscars for “Apollo 11,” “Speed” and “The Right Stuff.” He received a CAS award for “Apollo 13” and a Golden Reel Award from the Motion Picture Sound Editors for “Introducing Dorothy Dandridge.”
His career began over 50 years ago in Canada, where he served as an apprentice with the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. He went on to record series television, news and documentaries. He later worked with Francis Ford Coppola at American Zoetrope, where he served as inhouse dubbing mixer.
For the past five years he has been teaching at UCLA, USC, Chapman and Loyola Marymount in addition to giving master classes and workshops at film festivals around the world.
The 51st CAS Awards will be presented on Feb. 14 at the Millennium-Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles.