Chicago editing pioneer Bob Sinise is AICE Hall of Fame inductee during May 17 Awards Show here

The International Assn. of Independent Creative Editors (AICE) will induct Chicagoan Bob Sinise (yes, Gary’s father) into its Hall of Fame at the annual awards ceremony at Navy Pier May 17.

Sinise started Chicago’s first independent editing shop in the ?60s at a time when the entire film industry?especially commercials?was undergoing a seismic change.

His induction will follow ten category awards to winning spot entries submitted by members of AICE’s nine chapters, including one in Toronto, said local AICE chapter president Tom Duff, president of Optimus.

This year’s award show centers on the theme of “Editors|Transform,” said Duff, “how the year’s best spots develop through tremendous talent and highly-skilled technique.”

The annual AICE show, now in its sixth year, rotates each year among the three major commercial markets of Los Angeles, New York and Chicago. Chapters in these markets select distinguished editors for recognition.

The last AICE Chicago awards show was held in 2004 at Soldier Field before a record-breaking crowd of 725 guests.

Duff said this year they anticipate about the same number of editing and advertising leaders and AICE members from nine chapters across North America.

The selection of Sinise, A.C.E., as a Hall of Fame inductee was made by the seven local chapter board members.