- The Society was founded [in 1964] to create a proper channel of communication between the related sound crafts and between those instrumental to the production and distribution of film and television soundtracks. (from the CAS web site)
- The Cinema Audio Society consists of over 400 sound mixers and associates from the film and television industries. (as of 1999)
Time Specification: regular
Geographic Specification: national
The C.A.S. Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing are presented annually to the winning re-recording and production mixers in each of three categories: feature films, television movies, mini-series or specials and television series. The competition is open to films and programs released or aired during the calendar year, and the winners are revealed in a sealed envelope ceremony at the Cinema Audio Society awards banquet in spring. Winners are selected entirely by a written balloting of the C.A.S. full membership.
Technical Achievement Award
The award is given for ongoing service to the Society.
Career Achievement Award