Ten years after the initial rollout of laser cinema projectors, the technology and the people who developed it are being honored with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Scientific and Technical Awards. Sixteen people from seven companies will be recognized on February 23. I am humbled to be recognized for my pioneering utilization of semiconductor lasers for theatrical laser projection systems. My advocacy and education to the cinema industry while at Laser Light Engines contributed to the transition to laser projection in theatrical exhibition. The other honorees are:
Filmmaker Shawn Levy will receive this year’s CinemaCon Director of the Year Award, Mitch Neuhauser, managing director of CinemaCon, has announced. CinemaCon, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners, will be held April 8-11 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Levy will be presented with this special honor at the Big Screen Achievement Awards ceremony taking place on the evening of April 11 at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace and hosted by official presenting sponsor The Coca-Cola Company.
Lupita Nyong’o will receive this year’s CinemaCon Star of the Year Award, Mitch Neuhauser, managing director of CinemaCon, announced today. CinemaCon, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners, will be held April 8-11 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Nyong’o will be presented with this special honor at the Big Screen Achievement Awards ceremony taking place on the evening of April 11 at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace and hosted by official presenting sponsor The Coca-Cola Company
Rising Sun Pictures’ visual effects supervisor Julian Hutchens and visual effects producers Ian Cope, Andrew Whitehurst, Kathy Siegel and Alistair Williams, won the 2024 Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Award for Best Visual Effects or Animation for their work on Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny.
Emmy Award winning actor Hector Elizondo will be among the presenters at the Motion Picture Sound Editors’ 71st MPSE Golden Reel Awards. Three-time Emmy Award nominee Adam Arkin will present in a virtual appearance, as will Justified stars Timothy Olyphant and Walton Goggins.
The Advanced Imaging Society has announced that its inaugural Distinguished Artist Award will be bestowed upon Jeffrey Wright recognizing his commanding performance in American Fiction. The 2024 Lumiere Awards ceremony will take place February 9 at the Beverly Hills Hotel.
The American Cinema Editors, honorary society of motion picture editors, which was founded in 1950, will honor filmmakers John Waters with its Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year Award. The statue recognizes “an artist who exemplifies distinguished achievement in the art and business of film.”
The Society of Camera Operators has announced the nominees for the Camera Operator of the Year awards for the Film and Television categories. Honorees will be awarded live and in-person at the Directors Guild of America in Hollywood on February 24 during the annual Society of Camera Operators Lifetime Achievement Awards.
The Motion Picture Sound Editors association today announced the nominees for the 71st Annual MPSE Golden Reel Awards. Nominees represent the work of the world’s most talented sound artists and their contributions to the past year’s most outstanding feature film, television, animation, computer entertainment, and student productions.
The American Society of Cinematographers has announced its 2024 Outstanding Achievement Award nominees in feature film, documentary, television, and music video categories. Winners will be announced during the 38th Annual ASC Awards ceremony on March 3, at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.