Organization Elevates Members for 'Proficiency and Contribution to the Industry'

SMPTE this week promoted 12 members to SMPTE Fellow status, an honor it said recognizes members of the society for “proficiency and contributions to the industry.”

The new Fellows will be promoted to that status at the SMPTE 2017 Fellows Luncheon on October 24, and will be reognized at the SMPTE Annual Awards Gala on October 27.

Both events take place during SMPTE 2017, running October 23-26 at the Hollywood and Highland Center in Los Angeles. The organization specified that the Fellows Luncheon is open only to SMPTE Fellows and Life Fellows, and that tickets for both events are “very limited.” Tickets may be selected as options during registration for SMPTE 2017.

One of the new SMPTE fellows, David Leitner, is a longtime judge of the StudioDaily Prime Awards.

The SMPTE 2017 Fellows include, in alphabetical order:

Daniel G. Baker, Chief Engineer at Tektronix
David George Brooks, Senior Director of Technology Strategy in the Office of the CTO at Dolby Laboratories
Jean-Pierre Evain, Principal Project Manager at the European Broadcasting Union
David Leitner, Director, Producer, and Cinematographer at Leitner Studio
David Long, Associate Professor at Rochester Institute of Technology
Charles S. Meyer, Chief Technology Officer at Grass Valley, a Belden Brand
Arjun Ramamurthy, Senior Vice President of Technology at Twentieth Century Fox
Bill Redmann, Director of Standards and Immersive Media Technologies at ‎Technicolor
Edward Reuss, Consulting Engineer
Peter Storer Jr., Executive Vice President at MediAnswers.TV
Peter Weitzel
Leigh Alvin Myles Whitcomb, Architect at Imagine Communications

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