White Plains, NY (August 28, 2014)—The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) has revealed the industry members who will be recognized Thursday, October 23, at the SMPTE 2014 Honors & Awards Ceremony in Los Angeles.
The SMPTE 2014 Honors & Awards Ceremony, supported by IMAX, is being held in conjunction with the SMPTE 2014 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles, CA.
Honorary Membership recognizes individuals who have performed eminent service in the advancement of engineering in motion pictures, television or the allied arts and sciences, and is SMPTE’s highest accolade. This year, SMPTE honors three technologists for their innovations:
* George Lucas, best known as a writer, director, and producer responsible for iconic American films, is recognized as a pioneer in the adoption of new technologies for motion picture production and exhibition.
* Leonardo Chiariglione is honored as the driving force behind the development of the MPEG set of standards that underpin today's many digital moving pictures applications.
* The Honor Roll posthumously recognizes individuals who were not awarded Honorary Membership during their lifetimes. John Logie Baird (1888-1946) is inducted into the SMPTE Honor Roll in recognition of his lifelong contributions as a pioneer in television technology.
The Progress Medal, the highest SMPTE medal award, recognizes outstanding technical contributions to the progress of engineering phases of the motion picture, television or motion imaging industries. Ioan Allen has earned the 2014 Progress Medal Award in recognition of his innovations in sound research and development programs at Dolby Laboratories, including Dolby Stereo, Dolby Spectral Recording (SR), and Dolby Digital, as well as his ongoing contributions to worldwide standards organizations.
For a full list of honorees, visit:www.smpte.org/news-events/news-releases/2014honorsandawards