John Pritchett (sound engineer)

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John Patrick Pritchett, C.A.S.
Born (1947-03-29) March 29, 1947 (age 70)
Santa Monica, California, United States
Occupation Sound engineer
Years active 1981-present
Home town Austin, Texas, United States
Spouse(s) Laura Derrick (1989 - present)

John Pritchett (born March 29, 1947) is an American sound engineer for film. He has been nominated for two Academy Awards in the category Best Sound for the films The Road to Perdition and Memoirs of a Geisha. He was nominated for two Cinema Audio Society Awards, winning best sound on The Road to Perdition. He was also nominated for a BAFTA Award for his work on There Will Be Blood. He has worked on over 100 films and television series since 1981, and is known for his work on such films as Dirty Dancing, Magnolia, There Will Be Blood and The Amazing Spider Man. Pritchett currently resides in Austin, Texas and works out of Los Angeles, California.

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Prior to his work in the film and television sound industry, Pritchett played drums, but eventually opened a recording studio with a friend. This work allowed him to transition to freelance sound engineering.[1] His place in the field of film sound was best solidified by his early collaborations with director Robert Altman. Pritchett worked on a total of 7 projects with Altman, prior to Altman's death in 2006.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Sound Mixer John Pritchett Unmasks The Green Hornet - Sound & Picture". Sound & Picture. Retrieved 2016-03-29. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h "John Pritchett". BFI. Retrieved 29 March 2016. 
  3. ^ "The 75th Academy Awards (2003) Nominees and Winners". Retrieved 2011-11-20. 
  4. ^ "The 78th Academy Awards (2006) Nominees and Winners". Retrieved 2011-11-20. 
  5. ^ "John Pritchett". BFI. Retrieved 29 March 2016. 

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