13 October 2016, LOS ANGELES— Cinema Audio Society today announced that the organization is extending the application deadline for the CAS Student Recognition Award. The original deadline was Saturday, October 15th, 2016. That deadline has now been extended to Tuesday, November 15th, 2016.

The Cinema Audio Society in Los Angeles first presented the CAS Student Recognition Award at the CAS Award Dinner in 2015. This honor comes with a $2,500 cash award and is intended to encourage students’ interest in production or post-production sound mixing, and to recognize individual students with exceptional demonstrated passion for the field.

Eligibility for the CAS Student Recognition Award is open to any student enrolled in a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree program at an accredited college or university.  Students may be pursuing any major (indeed, many current CAS members majored in music, psychology, English, engineering and other fields), but should have a demonstrated interest and some experience in production or post-production sound mixing for film and television.

The selection criteria will focus on the student’s short essays in response to application questions, along with a professor’s recommendation letter.

“As we move into our third year of the Student Recognition Awards we are encouraged by the number of students interested in a career in sound,” said CAS President Mark Ulano. “The process of reviewing the applications is a truly rewarding task and an inspiration to the members of that committee and we look forward to ‘meeting’ this year’s applicants.”

Five finalists will be invited to the 53rd CAS Awards, on February 18, 2017, as guests of the CAS (travel expenses are not included), where the Student Recognition Award recipient will be announced.


Complete application guidelines and details for applying can be found at

About the CAS Awards:
The 53rd CAS Awards will honor Outstanding Achievements in Sound Mixing in seven categories: Motion Pictures, Animated Motion Pictures, Documentary Motion Pictures, Television Movies and Mini- Series, Television Series-One Hour, Television Series-Half Hour and Television-Non-Fiction, Variety, Music Series or Specials. The CAS Student Recognition Award will also be presented at these Awards.  The CAS Filmmaker Honoree will be announced later in the year.

About the Cinema Audio Society:
The Cinema Audio Society was formed in 1964 for the purpose of sharing information with Sound Professionals in the Motion Picture and Television Industry.

The objectives of the CAS are: to educate and inform the general public and the motion picture & television industry that effective sound is achieved by a creative, artistic and technical blending of diverse sound elements; to provide the motion picture & television industry with a progressive society of master craftsmen specialized in the art of creative cinematic sound recording; to advance the specialized field of cinematic sound recording by exchange of ideas, methods, and information; to advance the art of auditory appreciation, and to philanthropically support those causes dedicated to the sense of hearing; to institute and maintain high standards of conduct and craftsmanship among our members; to aid the motion picture & television industry in the selection and training of qualified personnel in the unique field of cinematic sound recording and to achieve for our members deserved recognition as major contributors to the field of motion picture & television entertainment.

To cover these awards, pitch presenters or donate gift bag items to the CAS Awards Dinner gift bags please contact Dorothea Sargent at Or call 818.786.4744 or 310.779.6848

For CAS Awards Sponsorship and Advertising: IngleDodd Media or call 310.207.4410


Contact: Dorothea Sargent 818.786.4744
OR 310.779.6848



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