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The Association of Motion Picture Sound announces inaugural AMPS award

Chris Munro, Glenn Freemantle and Skip Lievsay have won the inaugural AMPS award for excellence in the craft of sound.

Chris Munro, Glenn Freemantle and Skip Lievsay have won the inaugural ‘AMPS’ award for excellence in the craft of sound for their work on Gravity. Glenn Freemantle comments: “What an honour to be awarded the first AMPS award for excellence in the craft of sound for a feature film.

“This was a great film to work on and with both Alfonso Cuarón and David Heyman, knowing the importance of sound and making it a priority, it allowed us the creativity and also the time to get Gravity sounding as it did. I have a great sound crew and this award is for all of us,” explains Freemantle.

The headline sponsor for the award was long-time AMPS sustaining member, Dolby Europe. Senior director of cinema sales and services Guy Hawley, says: “We collaborated with the AMPS awards to bring together the very best talent in cinema. “This celebrates all of the nominees’ outstanding achievements and is a world-class showcase of their dedication to making entertainment sound its best.”

Graham Hartstone from the AMPS awards group adds: “As a founding member of AMPS, I remember awards being an agenda item at our first meeting. Now, 25 years later, we have realised this ambition. I look forward to the AMPS Awards growing in scope and prestige in future years. We are honoured and privileged to welcome Dolby as our major sponsor.”

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