SMPTE Announces 2016 Honors & Awards Recipients

Red Carpet and Poolside Reception

The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), revealed the outstanding individuals who will be recognized with 2016 Honors & Awards as part of the weeklong SMPTE 2016 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2016) in Hollywood, California.

This year, the SMPTE Honors & Awards Ceremony will take place on Monday, Oct. 24, following the SMPTE 2016 Symposium, and it will feature a red carpet and poolside reception. In addition, Honorary Membership and the Progress Medal will be conferred at the SMPTE Centennial Gala on Oct. 28.

Both events will take place in the Ray Dolby Ballroom. The following will be presented on Monday, Oct. 24, at the SMPTE 2016 Honors & Awards Ceremony:

The Archival Technology Medal Award, the Camera Origination and Imaging Medal Award, the David Sarnoff Medal Award, the Digital Processing Medal Award, the Excellence in Educational Medal Award, the Samuel L. Warner Memorial Medal Award, the Technicolor/Herbert T. Kalmus Medal Award, and the Workflow Systems Medal Award.

Furthermore one SMPTE Journal Award and two Journal Certificates of Merit will be presented. The Presidential Proclamation Award recognizes individuals of established and outstanding status and reputation in the motion picture, television, and motion-imaging industries worldwide.

The Excellence in Standards Award recognizes individuals or companies that have been actively involved in advancing the Society's standards activities and processes.

The Citation for Outstanding Service to the Society, which recognizes individuals for dedicated service for the betterment of the Society over a sustained period, will be conferred upon five SMPTE Members.

The Louis F. Wolf Jr. Memorial Scholarship is designed to help students further their undergraduate or graduate studies in motion pictures and television, with an emphasis on technology.

A limited number of tickets are available for the Honors & Awards Ceremony on Oct. 24 and the SMPTE Centennial Gala on Oct. 28. Those registering for SMPTE 2016 may elect to purchase both Honors & Awards Ceremony and SMPTE Centennial Gala tickets as add-ons to conference packages.

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