Avid Congratulates its Emmy Award-winning and Nominated Customers at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards

Burlington, MA, 9/21/2016

Avid customers relied on the MediaCentral Platform to create high-quality programs recognized by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

Avid® (Nasdaq: AVID) today congratulates its customers on their nominations and awards at the prestigious Primetime Creative Arts Emmy® Awards, presented by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS).  As part of the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, which took place on September 18 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, the creative arts awards honor the behind-the-scenes crafts essential to television production.

Avid customers turned to the MediaCentral® Platform  to create Primetime Emmy Award-winning and nominated productions including Better Call Saul, Game of Thrones and The Voice, relying on Avid Artist Suite audio and video applications to bring their creative visions to life.  

Every nominee in the Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series category, including winner Tim Porter for Game of Thrones, relied upon the industry’s foremost editing solution, Avid Media Composer®.

For the second consecutive year, editors Kelley Dixon and Chris McCaleb were nominated for their work on the popular crime drama, Better Call Saul, using Avid Media Composer®. “The familiarity I have with Avid has been invaluable working on so many projects,” said Dixon. “The system handles everything I throw at it so I can be constantly creative!”

The sound mixing team behind Better Call Saul was also nominated for Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series using the industry-standard digital audio workstation Avid Pro Tools® to mix the series.

The picture editing, sound editing, and sound mixing teams behind Game of Thrones trusted Avid audio and video solutions to create the hit series. Sound post-production company, Formosa Group, used Avid Pro Tools for both sound editing and sound mixing for Game of Thrones. Re-recording Mixers Onnalee Blank, Richard Dyer, Ronan Hill and Mathew Waters were nominated and won the award for Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series, and Supervising Sound Editor Tim Kimmel was nominated for Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series.

Music Mixer, Randy Faustino was nominated for Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Variety or Series Special for his work on The Voice. He’s been a mixer for NBC’s reality TV singing competition since its first season in 2011. “For The Voice, I use the Avid VENUE | Profile System with VENUE Software and Pro Tools,” Faustino said. “My goals are always simple – to have the best sounding mixes possible on air, and for the producers to be happy with how the show sounds at home for viewers, and Avid helps me do that.”

“We are delighted that the industry’s top creative professionals continue to embrace Avid Everywhere™ and our proven and trusted audio and video solutions to create some of the most watched and loved shows on television,” said Avid Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Louis Hernandez, Jr. “Avid Artist Suite solutions give professionals the creative freedom they need to bring high-quality content to the TV screen. We congratulate all of our customers on their outstanding achievements and wish them continued success.”  

Note to editors:

Emmy Award winners and nominees used Avid Artist Suite audio and video solutions for productions including:

OUTSTANDING SINGLE-CAMERA PICTURE EDITING FOR A DRAMA SERIES

Game Of Thrones • Battle Of The Bastards – WINNER
HBO
Tim Porter, Editor

Better Call Saul • Nailed
AMC
Kelley Dixon, Editor
Chris McCaleb, Editor

Better Call Saul • Rebecca
AMC
Kelley Dixon, Editor

Game Of Thrones • Oathbreaker
HBO
Katie Weiland, Editor

Narcos • Descenso
Netflix
Leo Trombetta, Editor

Veep • Mother  
HBO
Shawn Paper, Editor

OUTSTANDING SINGLE-CAMERA PICTURE EDITING FOR A COMEDY SERIES

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend • Josh Just Happens To Live Here! - WINNER
CW
Kabir Akhtar, Editor

Silicon Valley • Daily Active Users
HBO
Tim Roche, Editor

Silicon Valley • The Uptick
HBO
Brian Merken, Editor

Veep • Inauguration
HBO
Steven Rasch, Editor

Veep • Mother
HBO
Shawn Paper, Editor

OUTSTANDING MULTI-CAMERA PICTURE EDITING FOR A COMEDY SERIES

The Big Bang Theory • The Opening Night Excitation - WINNER
CBS
Peter Chakos, Editor

Horace and Pete • Episode 103
LouisCK.net
Gina Sansom, Editor

Last Man Standing • The Road Less Driven
ABC
Kris Trexler, Editor

Mom • Atticus Finch And The Downtrodden
CBS
Ben Bosse, Editor

2 Broke Girls • And The Sax Problem
CBS
Darryl Bates, Editor

OUTSTANDING SINGLE-CAMERA PICTURE EDITING FOR A LIMITED SERIES OR A MOVIE

Fargo • Did You Do This? No, You Did It!
FX Networks
Curtis Thurber, Editor
Skip Macdonald, Editor

Fargo • Waiting for Dutch
FX Networks
Skip Macdonald, Editor

The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story • From The Ashes of Tragedy
FX Networks
Adam Penn, Editor

The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story • The Verdict
FX Networks
Stewart Schill, Editor

OUTSTANDING PICTURE EDITING FOR VARIETY PROGRAMMING

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver • Public Defenders (segment)
HBO
Anthony Miale, Editor

OUTSTANDING PICTURE EDITING FOR A STRUCTURED OR COMPETITION REALITY PROGRAM

The Amazing Race • We're Only Doing Freaky Stuff Today
CBS
Andy Castor, Editor
Julian Gomez, Editor
Andrew Kozar, Editor
Ryan Leamy, Editor
Jennifer Nelson, Editor
Jacob Parsons, Editor
Paul C. Nielsen, Editor

Survivor • Signed, Sealed And Delivered
CBS
Editing Team

The Voice • Episode 1005
NBC
Editing Team

OUTSTANDING PICTURE EDITING FOR AN UNSTRUCTURED REALITY PROGRAM

Project Greenlight • "Accident Waiting To Happen" - WINNER
HBO
Steve Lichtenstein, Lead Editor
Craig A. Colton, Editor
Nena Erb, Editor
Dan Golding, Editor

Born This Way • Don't Limit Me
A&E
M'daya Meliani, Editor
Chris Ray, Editor
Dan Zimmerman, Editor

Deadliest Catch • Carpe Diem
Discovery Channel
Josh Earl, ACE, Supervising Editor
Ben Bulatao, ACE, Editor

Naked And Afraid XL • 40 Days Jungle Rich
Discovery Channel
Malinda Zehner, Editor
Mike Bary, Editor
Todd Beabout, Editor
Jacob Parsons, Editor
Eric Goldfarb, Editor
Mike Levine, Editor
Andrew P. Jones, Editor

OUTSTANDING SOUND EDITING FOR A SERIES

Black Sails • XX - WINNER
Starz Originals
Benjamin Cook, Supervising Sound Editor
Sue Cahill, Supervising Dialogue Editor
Jeffrey A. Pitts, Sound Effects Editor
Tim Tuchrello, Sound Effects Editor
Brett Voss, Sound Effects Editor
Michael Baber, Music Editor
Jeffrey Wilhoit, Foley Artist

Game Of Thrones • The Door
HBO
Tim Kimmel, Supervising Sound Editor

OUTSTANDING SOUND EDITING FOR A LIMITED SERIES, MOVIE OR SPECIAL

Sherlock: The Abominable Bride (Masterpiece)
PBS
Douglas Sinclair, Supervising Sound Editor
Paul McFadden, Dialogue Editor
Jonathan Joyce, Sound Editor
Stuart McCowan, Sound Editor

OUTSTANDING SOUND EDITING FOR A NONFICTION PROGRAM (SINGLE OR MULTI-CAMERA)

He Named Me Malala
National Geographic Channel
Skip Lievsay, Supervising Sound Editor
PK Hooker, Sound Editor
Susan Dubek, Dialogue Editor
Bill Bernstein, Music Editor

OUTSTANDING SOUND MIXING FOR A COMEDY OR DRAMA SERIES (ONE HOUR)

Game Of Thrones • Battle Of The Bastards - WINNER
HBO
Onnalee Blank, C.A.S., Re-Recording Mixer
Mathew Waters, C.A.S., Re-Recording Mixer
Richard Dyer, Production Mixer
Ronan Hill, C.A.S., Production Mixer

Better Call Saul • Klick
AMC
Larry B. Benjamin, Re-Recording Mixer
Kevin Valentine, Re-Recording
Mixer Phillip W. Palmer, Production Mixer

Downton Abbey • Episode 9
PBS
Nigel Heath, Re-Recording Mixer
David Lascelles, Production Mixer

OUTSTANDING SOUND MIXING FOR A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE

Fargo • Gift Of The Magi
FX Networks
Martin Lee, Re-Recording Mixer
Kirk Lynds, Re-Recording Mixer
Michael Playfair, C.A.S., Production Mixer

The Night Manager • Episode 5
AMC
Howard Bargroff, Re-Recording Mixer

Sherlock: The Abominable Bride (Masterpiece)
PBS
Howard Bargroff, Re-Recording Mixer
John Mooney, Production Mixer
Peter Gleaves, ADR Mixer

OUTSTANDING SOUND MIXING FOR A COMEDY OR DRAMA SERIES (HALF-HOUR) AND ANIMATION

Modern Family • The Storm
ABC
Brian R. Harman, Re-Recording Mixer
Dean Okrand, Re-Recording Mixer
Stephen A. Tibbo, Production Mixer

OUTSTANDING SOUND MIXING FOR A VARIETY OR SERIES SPECIAL

Grease: Live
FOX
Biff Dawes, Music Mixer
Eric Johnston, Playback and SFX Mixer
Bob LaMasney, Audience Sweetener
Pablo Munguia, Protools Playback Music Mixer

The Oscars
ABC
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Paul Sandweiss, Broadcast Production Mixer
Tommy Vicari, Broadcast Music Mixer
Marc Repp, Broadcast Music Mixer
Pablo Munguia, Pro Tools Mixer
Michael Parker, Monitor Mixer
Tom Pesa, Orchestra Monitor Mixer
Patrick Baltzell, FOH Mixer
Kristian Pedregon, Post Production and Package Mixer
Bob LaMasney, Audience Sweetener

The Voice • Episode 1018A
NBC
Michael Abbott, Broadcast Production Mixer
Randy Faustino, Broadcast Music Mixer

OUTSTANDING SOUND MIXING FOR A NON-FICTION PROGRAM (SINGLE OR MULTI-CAMERA)

Deadliest Catch • Carpe Diem
Discovery Channel
Bob Bronow, C.A.S., Re-Recording Mixer

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