De Lane Lea, Molinare among The Conch winners

The UK Screen Association’s fifth annual Conch Awards for achievement in audio post-production took place at Floridita, London, last week.
Publish date:
Updated on

The UK Screen Association’s fifth annual Conch Awards for achievement in audio post-production took place at Floridita in Wardour Street, London, last week.

Individual award winners included: De Lane Lea’s Chris Burdon in the Film Re-Recording Mixer category; Niv Adiri for Film Sound Editor; Boom’s Paul Hamblin for TV Dubbing Mixer; Molinare’s Lisa-Marie McStay for TV Sound Editor (pictured); Ascent 142’s Adam Davidson for Newcomer; De Lane Lea’s Joe Maher for Unsung Hero; and Ted Scott, who received the Fellowship Award.

The TV Drama and TV Entertainment awards went to Wallander (Boom) and Trawlermen (Molinare), respectively, while the TV/Film Documentary also acknowledged Molinare for Mugabe and the White African. The Commercial/Promo award went to Nike ‘Write the Future’ (Grand Central Studios), while Film Over £10 Million and Film Under £10 Million were awarded to Kick Ass and Nowhere Boy, respectively.

There were also four awards recognising facilities in a variety of disciplines: Wave Studios (Commercial Facility), Boom (TV Mix Facility), the Pinewood Studios Group (Film Mix Facility) and Phaze (Sound Design/Editorial Facility).

Gaynor Davenport, chief executive of UK Screen Association, commented: “Now in their fifth year, the Conch Awards are firmly established in the industry calendar as a key event and a barometer of excellence in the audio sector. Every year the standard seems to get higher, and the quality of this year’s nominations was remarkable. We congratulate the winners and nominees for their great work.”


Two Conch awards for De Lane Lea

UK: UK Screen Association's annual audio awards, The Conch, took place in late September, writes David Davies. London film/TV sound post-production facility De Lane Lea was among the recipients, picking up awards for Best UK Film Sound Facility (for the third year running) and Best Film Soundtrack of the Year - Over _10 Million, the latter given for its work on Tim Burton's Sweeney Todd.

De Lane Lea rides again

One year after the fire that wrought extensive damage to its premises, the central London post facility is thriving once more with an audio spec that includes Meyer Sound Cinema Experience monitors and AMS Neve consoles.

Angell Sound, LipSync's Paul Cotterell among the Conch 09 winners

UK: The Conch Sound Awards 2009 took place in central London last week, writes PSN-e. The annual celebration of British audio talent honoured projects, people and facilities from the commercial, film and TV industries, with Slumdog Millionaire and Quantum of Solace among the many high-profile recipients.

Mike Dowson and Stuart Wilson among the victors at The Conch

UK: The Conch, UK Screen Association's annual audio awards event, was held in London last week at the Mayfair Hotel. Among those taking away trophies at the sold-out ceremony were Stuart Wilson (in the category of Production Sound Mixer of the Year) and Shepperton Studios' Mike Dowson (Best UK Re-recording Mixer), reports David Davies.

New home for The Conch

UK: The UK Screen Sound Awards is relocating to Kings Place in central London for its 2009 instalment, writes David Davies. Following a successful 2008 edition at the Mayfair Hotel, also in central London, the UK Screen Association (whose chief executive, Gaynor Davenport, is pictured here) has announced that the 2009 awards will take place on September 22 at the newly-opened Kings Place.