Winnie Waldron


Winnie Waldron

Winnie Waldron is an American producer for radio and video games, a radio script editor / adapter and a radio host.

Career

Radio

Waldron began her professional relationship with National Public Radio via the radio drama series "Tales from the Other Side", a science fiction speculative series which aired as a part of NPR Playhouse in 1992. For this series, Waldron served as script editor, actress, on-air host and co-producer with her long-time creative partner Winifred Phillips. [ [http://www.winifredphillips.com/wp_bio.html "Winifred Phillips Official Site: Biography"] Winifredphillips.com. Accessed March 22, 2008.]

From 1992 to 2003, Waldron served as on-air host, producer and script editor / adapter [ [http://www.winifredphillips.com/wp_bio.html "Winifred Phillips Official Site: Biography"] Winifredphillips.com. Accessed March 22, 2008.] for a series of audio dramatizations of classic works of literature first presented on National Public Radio Playhouse under the title "Generations Radio Theater Presents". [ [http://www.mninter.net/~jstearns/nprPH.html#top "NPR Playhouse - January - March, 2001"] MNinter.net. Accessed March 22, 2008] The programs currently air on XM Satellite Radio as the Radio Tales series. [ [http://www.xmradio.com/onxm/features/sonictheater.xmc "Sonic Theater"] XMRadio.com. Accessed March 22, 2008.]

Waldron's work on the Radio Tales series has been recognized with three Gracie Allen Awards from the Foundation of American Women in Radio and Television (in 2004, [ [http://www.awrt.org/press-releases/2004/Press_Release_%20Announce_Winners.pdf "AWRT Press Release"] AWRT.org. Accessed March 22, 2008.] 2003, [ [http://www.npr.org/about/press/030402.gracie.html "NPR Productions Win Gracie Allen Awards"] NPR.org. Accessed March 22, 2008.] and 2001 [ [http://web.archive.org/web/20011126020253/www.awrt.org/awards/2000GracieWinners.html "2001 Gracie Allen Award Winners"] AWRT.org, as indexed by the Internet Archive at Archive.org. Accessed March 22, 2008.] ).

Her work on the series has also been honored with a New York Festivals WorldMedal, [ [http://web.archive.org/web/20050207122048/http://www.newyorkfestivals.com/res/pdf/2004RPwinners.pdf "2004 Winners, Radio Programming and Promotion, New York Festivals"] NewYorkFestivals.com, as indexed by the Internet Archive at Archive.org. Accessed March 22, 2008.] and a Golden Reel Merit Award. [ [http://web.archive.org/web/20010802161539/www.nfcb.org/2001reelsinfo.html "NFCB Announces 2001 Golden Reel Award Winners"] NFCB.org, as indexed by the Internet Archive at Archive.org. Accessed March 22, 2008.]

Video games

Waldron transitioned to the role of music producer for video games with the "God of War" adventure game from Sony Computer Entertainment America. [ [http://ps2.gamezone.com/news/04_15_05_05_18PM.htm "Winifred Phillips Discusses Her Journey to Composing the Music for God of War"] Ps2.gamezone.com. Accessed March 22, 2008.]

Her work as music producer for the "God of War" video game was recognized with an Interactive Achievement Award in the category of "Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition" from the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences. [ [http://www.interactive.org/awards.php?winners&year=2006&cat=200608#200608 "Winners List for 9th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards"] Interactive.org. Accessed March 22, 2008.] Waldron's work on the "God of War" video game also won four Game Audio Network Guild Awards, including the "Music of the Year" Award. [ [http://www.gamasutra.com/php-bin/news_index.php?story=8700 "4th Annual G.A.N.G. Award Winners Announced"] Gamasutra.com. Accessed March 22, 2008.]

She completed work as music producer for the "Speed Racer" video game, which was released in May 2008. [ [http://www.winifredphillips.com/wp_news.html "Winifred Phillips Official Site: News"] Winifredphillips.com. Accessed March 22, 2008.]

Other video games for which Waldron served as music producer include "Shrek the Third", [ [http://www.mobygames.com/game/xbox360/shrek-the-third/credits "Game Credits for Shrek the Third"] MobyGames.com. Accessed March 21, 2008.] "The Da Vinci Code", [ [http://www.mobygames.com/game/ps2/da-vinci-code/credits "Game Credits for The Da Vinci Code"] MobyGames.com. Accessed March 21, 2008.] and "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" [ [http://www.mobygames.com/game/gamecube/charlie-and-the-chocolate-factory/credits "Game Credits for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory"] MobyGames.com. Accessed March 21, 2008.] .

In 2007, Waldron worked with long-time creative partner Winifred Phillips to produce a cover version of the theme song from the "Super Mario Bros." video game for the compilation CD entitled "Best of the Best: A Tribute to Game Music, Volume I", released by GameMusicCentral. [ [http://www.gamemusiccentral.com/ "Game Music Central"] Gamemusiccentral.com. Accessed March 22, 2008.]

Awards and Nominations

* Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences "Interactive Achievement Award": Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition "(God of War)" [ [http://www.interactive.org/awards.php?winners&year=2006&cat=200608#200608 "Winners List for 9th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards"] Interactive.org. Accessed March 22, 2008.]
* Game Audio Network Guild Award 2005: Music of the Year "(God of War)" [ [http://www.gamasutra.com/php-bin/news_index.php?story=8700 "4th Annual G.A.N.G. Award Winners Announced"] Gamasutra.com. Accessed March 22, 2008.]
* Game Audio Network Guild Award 2005: Best Interactive Score "(God of War)" [ [http://www.gamasutra.com/php-bin/news_index.php?story=8700 "4th Annual G.A.N.G. Award Winners Announced"] Gamasutra.com. Accessed March 22, 2008.]
* Game Audio Network Guild Award 2005: Best Cinematic / Cut-Scene Audio "(God of War)" [ [http://www.gamasutra.com/php-bin/news_index.php?story=8700 "4th Annual G.A.N.G. Award Winners Announced"] Gamasutra.com. Accessed March 22, 2008.]
* Game Audio Network Guild Award 2005: Audio of the Year "(God of War)" [ [http://www.gamasutra.com/php-bin/news_index.php?story=8700 "4th Annual G.A.N.G. Award Winners Announced"] Gamasutra.com. Accessed March 22, 2008.]
* GameSpot's Best of 2005: Best Original Music "(God of War)" [ [http://web.archive.org/web/20061219083321/www.gamespot.com/pages/features/bestof2005/index.php?day=2&page=1 "GameSpot's Best of 2005 - Special Achievement Awards"] GameSpot.com, as indexed by the Internet Archive at Archive.org. Accessed September 16, 2008.]
* PAX Gamers: Game of the Year Awards 2005: Best Sound "(God of War)" [ [http://web.archive.org/web/20060110114242/www.paxgamers.com/id464.html "PAX Gamers - GOTY Awards - 2005 Feaures :: All"] PAXgamers.com, as indexed by the Internet Archive at Archive.org. Accessed September 16, 2008.]
* IGN PS2 Best Original Score "(God of War)" [ [http://bestof.ign.com/2005/ps2/14.html "IGN.com presents The Best of 2005"] IGN.com. Accessed September 16, 2008.]
* GameZone 2005 Game of the Year Awards: Best Original Score "(God of War)" [ [http://www.gamezone.com/goty/2005/goty_sa_ori.htm "2005 Game of the Year - Best Games of 2005"] GameZone.com. Accessed September 16, 2008.]
* American Women in Radio and Television Gracie Award 2004: Best National Network Drama (Radio Tales) [ [http://www.awrt.org/press-releases/2004/Press_Release_%20Announce_Winners.pdf "AWRT Press Release"] AWRT.org. Accessed March 22, 2008.]
* American Women in Radio and Television Gracie Award 2003: Best National Network Drama (Radio Tales) [ [http://www.npr.org/about/press/030402.gracie.html "NPR Productions Win Gracie Allen Awards"] NPR.org. Accessed March 22, 2008.]
* American Women in Radio and Television Gracie Award 2001: Best National Network Drama (Radio Tales) [ [http://web.archive.org/web/20011126020253/www.awrt.org/awards/2000GracieWinners.html "2001 Gracie Allen Award Winners"] AWRT.org, as indexed by the Internet Archive at Archive.org. Accessed March 22, 2008.] )
* The New York Festivals WorldMedal 2004: (Radio Tales) [ [http://web.archive.org/web/20050207122048/http://www.newyorkfestivals.com/res/pdf/2004RPwinners.pdf "2004 Winners, Radio Programming and Promotion, New York Festivals"] NewYorkFestivals.com, as indexed by the Internet Archive at Archive.org. Accessed March 22, 2008.]
* Golden Reel Merit Award 2001 (Radio Tales) [ [http://web.archive.org/web/20010802161539/www.nfcb.org/2001reelsinfo.html "NFCB Announces 2001 Golden Reel Award Winners"] NFCB.org, as indexed by the Internet Archive at Archive.org. Accessed March 22, 2008.]
* The Audio Publishers Association Audie Award "(Nomination)" [ [http://www.tblc.org/largo/audie99.html "Largo Library Virtual Reference Desk"] TBLC.org. Accessed September 16, 2008.]
* G4 TV "G-Phoria Award" Best Original Soundtrack "(Nomination)" [ [http://www.gamasutra.com/php-bin/news_index.php?story=5687 "Gamasutra - G-Phoria 2005 Award Nominees Announced"] Gamasutra.com. Accessed September 16, 2008.]
* Spike TV Video Game Awards Best Original Score "(Nomination)" [ [http://prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/10-25-2005/0004194413&EDATE= "Samuel L. Jackson to Host; The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Vin Diesel, The Rock, Missy Elliott, Snoop Dogg & Ozzy Osbourne to Appear at Spike TV "Video Game Awards 2005"] PRnewswire.com. Accessed September 16, 2008.]

Works

* Speed Racer (video game)
* Shrek the Third (video game)
* The Da Vinci Code (video game)
* Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (video game)
* God of War (video game)
* The Time Machine
* Beowulf
* War of the Worlds
* Moon Voyager
* Masque of the Red Death
* Edgar Allan Poe's Predicament
* O. Henry's Thanksgiving
* O. Henry's Last Leaf
* The Lost World
* The Gift of the Magi
* A Matter of Prejudice
* Gulliver's Travels
* 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
* Lord of the Celts
* Celtic Hero
* Fifth Dimension
* Ice Maiden
* The Mummy
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* Sleepy Hollow
* The Invisible Man
* The Phantom of the Opera
* Chicago 2065
* Apocalypse
* Frankenstein
* The Fall of the House of Usher
* The Boarded Window
* Owl Creek Bridge
* Chopin's Locket
* A New England Nun
* Asteroid
* Time Warp
* The Pit and the Pendulum
* Revolt of Mother
* Laughin' in Meetin'
* Journey to the Center of the Earth
* The Yellow Wallpaper
* Hop-Frog
* The Furnished Room
* Edith Wharton's Journey
* The Island of Dr. Moreau
* The Hunchback of Notre-Dame
* Dracula's Guest
* The Lone Indian
* Stephen Crane's Dark Brown Dog
* Mrs. Manstey's View
* Feet of Clay
* Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
* Jason and the Argonauts
* The Canterville Ghost
* Edgar Allan Poe's Valdemar
* Silence, A Fable
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* Watchers
* Otherworld
* Charles Dickens' Ghost Story
* The Birthmark
* The Ghost of Wuthering Heights
* The Tell-Tale Heart
* The German Student
* Planet Trek
* Fortress of Doom

References

External links

* [http://home.comcast.net/~radiotales/index.html The Official Radio Tales Website]


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