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Avid Customer Association Expands Executive Board of Directors and Strengthens Expertise from Across the Media & Entertainment Industry
“Right now, the ACA board is working hard to create opportunities for engagement so that our community members can learn and grow together and be prepared to address the changing demands of our industry and world,” said
“We’re extremely grateful that Shannon, Bobbi, Monica and Eric have stepped up to bring their experiences and expertise into our mix,” added
“The ACA can fulfill its potential when it fully represents the views and concerns of contributors from every corner of our community,” said
Leadership from many of the world’s top film, television and music companies and educational institutions participate as ACA Executive Board members. Earlier this year, the ACA welcomed board members including
- Shannon Baker Davis, ACE, is a television and film editor, with experience ranging from unscripted shows and documentaries such as Project Runway and Top Chef and scripted TV and feature films, including Insecure and
Queen Sugarand features including The Photograph and The Weekend. She is a mentor in the ACE Diversity Mentorship Program and a co-chair of the MPEG African-American Steering Committee. Davis is also a founding member of Black in Post, an organization committed to creating pipelines of success between Black post professionals and their career goals. Bobbi Banks, MPSE, is a Supervising Sound/Dia/ADR Editor and has worked on projects such as Men in Black: International, Dolemite Is My Name, When They See Us, Straight Outta Compton and August Osage County. Banks is also past President of Motion Picture Sound Editors and a current member of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciencesand the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. She also is a former chair of the Academy’s A2020 Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Committee and currently serves as Vice Chair on the Academy Museum Inclusion Advisory Committee, as well as several other AMPAS committees. Banks continues to mentor and be a conduit in putting people together from all cultures and artistic disciplines, and remains active in the education and training of the next generation. Monica Daniel, Editor for Warner Bros. Televisionand independent features including DC's Legends of Tomorrow. She has worked on projects at BBC America, SyFy, Starz, Miramax, E!, LOGO, Oxygen, Fearnet, Style, and G4TV. Monica is an affiliate member of the American Cinema Editors. Eric Johnson, SVP Sound & Engagement, Trailblazer Studios, began his career as a producer for recording artists, and a composer for advertising and non-broadcast film and television projects. At Trailblazer Studios, Johnson works on documentary films, most recently providing sound design, mixing and editing for the Issa Rae-produced Dark City Beneath the Beat. He serves on the board of directors for the Southern Documentary Fund, the Triangle Advisory Boardfor the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, and the Governor's Advisory Council on Film, Television, and Digital Streaming.
In addition to the executive board, the ACA’s governance extends to more than 200 industry professionals and visionaries who dedicate their time to committees and working groups aligned to three core pillars of discovery: Strategy & Future Direction to explore opportunities from disruption and transformative developments; Products, Services & Technology Innovation to ensure workflows have the right support from a product and platform perspective; and Global Partner Ecosystem to support third parties that collaborate with Avid and its customers, thereby improving and extending Avid products, solutions and workflows.
Avid and its customers established the
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