Cecelia Hall (Cece Hall) is an Oscar winning sound designer and sound editor. She was the first woman to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Sound Effects Editing for Top Gun and went on to win the Oscar for The Hunt for Red October, a film for which she also received a British BAFTA nomination for Best Sound.
In 1984, Hall was elected the first woman President of the motion picture Sound Editors and served on the Executive Committee of the Sound Branch of the Academy of motion picture Arts and Sciences from 1988 to 1995.
In 1995, Hall was invited to teach at the UCLA Graduate School of Theatre, film and Television/Media and is still the only professor teaching sound design. In addition to teaching at UCLA, Hall has taken residencies at Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) and California State University, Monterey, master Classes in sound in London as well as numerous panels and seminars on sound design.
Hall has been the subject of numerous interviews and articles on Sound Design and women working in Hollywood. She is profiled in: Sound Design for film, Working in Hollywood, The Women Who Run Hollywood and, The Editors Guild Magazine. Most recently, Hall is featured in the documentary, Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound.