Longtime Industry Innovator Will Get Outstanding Contribution To Advancing Post Production Award At November 1 HPA Awards in L.A.

The Board of Directors of the Hollywood Post Alliance announced that Emory Cohen will receive the organization’s first ever Outstanding Contribution To Advancing Post Production Award during the HPA Awards on November 1st at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles.
Chosen by the HPA Board of Directors and the HPA Awards Committee, the Outstanding Contribution Award recognizes an individual, organization or company that has made significant impact on the post production industry.

Emory Cohen is a widely recognized innovator, businessman, and teacher who has helped shape the post-production industry. Many fundamental post-production methods and practices in sound, sound editing, film and video completion were first conceived and implemented by Emory Cohen. This is particularly true of his enabling work in high definition and the development of 24P technology for motion pictures and television. Emory has received numerous industry awards for his innovative work, including the Motion Picture Academy’s Scientific and Technical Achievement Award and several TV Academy Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Engineering.

During the span of his career, Emory has held executive positions with Glen Glenn Sound (VP-Operations), Compact Video Services (President), Image Transform (President), Pacific Video (President), and Laser Pacific Media Corp. (President and CEO).

On his award, Cohen commented, “At every step of my career I have worked with teams of the best and brightest individuals, and have been supported by the best customers, vendors, directors and, of course, family members, I could wish for. I believe that, together, we have made a positive contribution to our industry and will continue to do so in the future. For those of us on the technical side of the business there are easily as many interesting and rewarding challenges ahead of us as have ever existed in the past. I am deeply honored by the recognition from the HPA, especially in receiving the first of these awards.”

The HPA Awards will be held at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles on the evening of November 1st, 2006. This year marks the premier of the HPA Awards, which recognize the creative and technical excellence in the art, science and craft of post production. Awards will be given for Color Grading, Editing, Audio Post, and Compositing. There will also be a special award for Engineering Excellence.

Entries will be accepted until September 22;. Materials are due Sept. 28. Ticket Sales for the Awards Show open on September 25th at the HPA Awards website (www.hpaawards.net), where complete entry and event information is available.