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

BURLINGTON, Mass., Sept. 21, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 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 EverywhereTM 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

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