Avid Customers Recognized for Creative Achievements at 63rd Emmy Awards


Burlington, MA, 2011-09-21

Boardwalk Empire, Deadliest Catch, Futurama, Gettysburg and The Kennedys among Avid audio and video customers who took home top honors

Avid® (NASDAQ: AVID) today congratulates its customers who have topped the list of Emmy® Award nominees and winners at the 2011 Creative Arts and Primetime Emmy Awards. Avid customers took home prestigious statuettes in categories including: Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Reality Program, Outstanding Sound Mixing for Nonfiction Programming, Outstanding Picture Editing for Reality Programming and Outstanding Sound Editing for Nonfiction Programming. The majority of the more than 90 nominees this year used one or more Avid systems such as Media Composer®, Pro Tools® and Sibelius® on productions including—Mad Men, Mildred Pierce, Modern Family, among others—to achieve their creative vision.

The Deadliest Catch team took home Emmy Awards in three categories, including: Outstanding Reality Program, Outstanding Sound Mixing for Nonfiction Programming, and Outstanding Picture Editing for Reality Programming. “After many late nights, this win is so humbling and means a great deal to the entire team on Deadliest Catch,” said  Josh Earl, A.C.E., supervising editor for Deadliest Catch. “It’s a very demanding and challenging show with an epic amount of footage—and not a lot of time to bring it all together. Without tools like Avid Media Composer, shows like this couldn't exist. We work together as a team, and being able to switch between projects and access everything in different bays is key to our success. So much dedication and emotion went into telling the story of Captain Phil's final days, and to say I'm honored is an understatement.”

The Kennedys was recognized for Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Miniseries or Movie. Frank Morrone, dialog and music re-recording mixer for The Kennedys, and long-standing Pro Tools customer, said, “It is very exciting to win for The Kennedys. It was a project that I was very passionate about, so it is very rewarding to be recognized with such a talented team and Pro Tools is a huge part of our process.  It has allowed us to work faster and more efficiently while delivering quality 5.1 mixes in a fraction of the time that it would have taken before. Pro Tools lets us keep the creative momentum going and is the lifeblood of our industry.”

Other 2011 Emmy Award winning programs in categories like Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series, Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Animated Program, Outstanding Reality Competition, Outstanding Sound Editing for Nonfiction Programming were created using Avid audio and video solutions and include: Boardwalk Empire, Mad Men, The Amazing Race, Futurama, and Gettysburg.

“Our customers continue to inspire television audiences around the world with their creative storytelling,” said Ron Greenberg, senior vice president, Worldwide Marketing at Avid. “We’re honored to work with amazing customers and provide them with the solutions to do the work they love—and receive the recognition they deserve.”

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Avid creates the digital audio and video technology used to make the most listened to, most watched and most loved media in the world – from the most prestigious and award-winning feature films, music recordings, television shows, live concert tours and news broadcasts, to music and movies made at home. Some of Avid’s most influential and pioneering solutions include Media Composer, Pro Tools, Interplay®, ISIS®, VENUE, Oxygen 8, Sibelius, System 5, and Pinnacle Studio™. For more information about Avid solutions and services, visit www.avid.com, del.icio.us, Flickr, Twitter and YouTube; connect with Avid on Facebook; or subscribe to Avid Industry Buzz.

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