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I3DS Announces 3D Century Award Winner

The International 3D Society (I3DS) announced that Lenny Lipton will receive the organization’s Century Award for Lifetime Achievement at its 2nd Annual 3D Creative Arts Awards Show, Feb. 9, 2011.

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International 3D Society Announces Century Award Winner, Lenny Lipton for Lifetime Achievement

LOS ANGELES–The International 3D Society announced today that Lenny Lipton will be receiving the Society’s Century Award for Lifetime Achievement at its 2nd Annual 3D Creative Arts Awards Show, Feb. 9. The distinguished award will be presented by Jon Landau.

Lenny Lipton founded StereoGraphics International in 1980 and was the CTO of Real D. He has been granted fifty patents with about fifty more pending. In 1996, Lenny received a Smithsonian award for his invention of CrystalEyes®, the first shuttering eyewear product for stereoscopic displays. Lipton also invented the ZScreen and created the first flicker-free field-sequential 3D display technology, the basis for much of stereoscopic cinema and TV. In addition, Lenny has written four books, including Independent Filmmaking (1972) and Foundations of the Stereoscopic Cinema (1982). He is a Fellow of the SMPTE and SPIE. At Cornell he wrote “Puff the Magic Dragon.” He lives with his wife, three children and Snowy the wonder dog.

Buzz Hays, Chairman for the International 3D Society and Executive Stereoscopic 3D Producer at the Sony 3D Technology Center, Sony Corporation of America, remarked, “Lenny has been a true pioneer in the booming industry of 3D and he has been a great addition to the International 3D Society.”

“Lenny Lipton has spent his life imagining 3D’s potential and then inventing it,” said Jim Chabin, President and CEO of the International 3D Society.

The Society’s 2nd Annual Creative Arts Awards will be held at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. The ceremony will honor the year’s best 3D movies, television shows, videogames and advertising, as voted by the Society’s membership.

International 3D Society underwriters include Signature Sponsor Panasonic Corporation and Founding Sponsors, Dolby Laboratories, DreamWorks Animation (DWA), IMAX, MasterImage 3D, Panasonic Hollywood Lab, PIXAR, Sony Corporation of America, The Walt Disney Studios and XPAND. Member Sponsors are Autodesk, DirecTV, Discovery Communications and Quantel.

About the International 3D Society
The International 3D Society is a community of professionals dedicated to the advancement of the art and sciences of stereoscopic 3D technologies and content through education, hands on demonstration and celebration. For more information please visit