Avid Customers Shine at the BAFTA(R) Film Awards

Avid Customers Shine at the BAFTA(R) Film Awards

Numerous Award-Winning and Nominated Feature Films Created With Avid's
Industry-Leading Video and Audio Solutions Celebrated at the U.K.'s Most
Prestigious Film Awards

BURLINGTON, Mass., Feb. 20, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Avid^® (Nasdaq:AVID)
today celebrated its many customers who were honored for their outstanding
contributions to professional film and sound editing at the British Academy
Film Awards 2014, hosted by the British Academy of Film & Television Arts
(BAFTA^®) in London on Sunday, February 16. The world's leading creative
professionals relied on Avid's proven and trusted content creation solutions
to help craft many of the celebrated films at this year's awards, including 12
Years A Slave, Gravity, American Hustle, Captain Phillips and Rush.

Dan Hanley and Mike Hill, winners of the Best Film Editing in 2014 award, used
the industry's preeminent non-linear editing solution Avid Media Composer^® to
cut Ron Howard's Rush. Other nominees in the category who also relied on Media
Composer include: Christopher Rouse for Captain Phillips, Joe Walker for 12
Years A Slave, and Alfonso Cuaron and Mark Sanger for Gravity.

Gravity, winner of the Best Sound in 2014 award, was mixed by Glenn
Freemantle, Skip Lievsay, Christopher Benstead, Niv Adiri and Chris Munro with
the industry standard digital audio workstation Avid Pro Tools^®. Other
nominees in the category who also used Pro Tools include: Chris Burdon, Mark
Taylor, Mike Prestwood Smith, Chris Munro and Oliver Tarney for Captain
Phillips; Danny Hambrook, Martin Steyer, Stefan Korte, Markus Stemler and
Frank Kruse for Rush; and Peter F. Kurland, Skip Lievsay, Greg Orloff and Paul
Urmson for Inside Llewyn Davis.

BAFTA Award nominee for Best Film Editing in 2014 for Captain Phillips, and
long-time Avid Media Composer user Christopher Rouse, whose credits also
include The Bourne Ultimatum and The Bourne Supremacy, said of his nomination:
"It's a fantastic feeling to be nominated. Thanks very much BAFTA! I'm
thrilled to be included with the wonderfully talented editors in our category.
I had the great fortune to work with Paul Greengrass, a brilliant director who
gave me superb material to play with. My deepest thanks to him and, very
importantly, our incredible post-production team who share in this

"With our passion for world-class content creation, we're honored that these
BAFTA award-winning and nominated professionals choose us as their trusted
partner to push the boundaries of their craft," said Avid president and CEO
Louis Hernandez, Jr. "We celebrate their outstanding successes and thank them
for inspiring our continual commitment to creating the industry's most
innovative solutions."

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withcollaboration, assetprotection, distribution and consumption for the
most listened to, most watched and most loved media in the world—from the most
prestigious and award-winning feature films, music recordings,andtelevision
shows,to live concertsand news broadcasts.Industry leading solutions
include Pro Tools®, Media Composer®, ISIS®, Interplay®, and Sibelius®.For
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