Los Angeles, CA (July 23, 2015)—The Hollywood Post Alliance (HPA) will present Leon Silverman with one of the organization's highest honors, the HPA Lifetime Achievement Award, at the HPA Awards gala on November 12, 2015, at the Skirball Center in Los Angeles.
Given at the discretion of the HPA Board of Directors and a select committee, the Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to an individual whose contributions have brought about significant change in the field of post production. Announcing the award, Barbara Lange, executive director of Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), and HPA, commented, "It is a delight to honor Leon on this, the tenth anniversary of the HPA Awards. The award shines a light on his role in the organization, his significant contributions to the post production industry, and his unfailing support of the vision of so many filmmakers.
“I've had the pleasure of working closely with Leon as we crafted the formal consolidation of HPA with SMPTE. While he is consistently insightful, what I enjoy most about working with him is the passion he brings to every endeavor, and his championship of the industry that he loves. This award honors Leon's creativity, focus and dedication to navigating new and sometimes unchartered territories which is an inspiration to us all."
In 2002, Silverman spearheaded a coalition of post production executives to help launch the Hollywood Post Alliance. Originally envisioned as a place where individuals and companies would share information, build a community voice, and provide education, the HPA quickly established its role as an important trade organization. Known for its celebration of the creative community in its HPA Awards and the highly respected HPA Technology Retreat, the HPA has grown under his stewardship, and is about to formalize an alliance with SMPTE.
In addition to the Lifetime Achievement honors, winners in 12 craft categories, special awards for Creativity and Innovation, and the Engineering Excellence Award will be bestowed at the HPA Awards gala.
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