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James Cameron to Receive Harold Lloyd Award at International 3D Society Creative Arts Awards February 9th, 2011
LOS ANGELES–James Cameron has been named the 2011 recipient of the Harold Lloyd Award, it was announced today by the International 3D Society in Hollywood.
“James Cameron has embodied Harold Lloyd’s vision and passion for dazzling audiences across the globe. With ‘Avatar’ and his commitment to 3D storytelling, it is appropriate that he is the first recipient of this most prestigious Annual Award,” said Suzanne Lloyd, Lloyd’s granddaughter and Chairman of Harold Lloyd Entertainment.
“Jim has been gifted with both tenacity and vision in his quest to make stereoscopic capability part of filmmaking’s vocabulary. No other person has contributed more both technically and creatively,” said Lenny Lipton, International 3D Society Awards Committee Chairman.
‘Avatar,’ which was written, directed and produced by Mr. Cameron, won seven (7) of the International 3D Society’s Lumiere™ Awards at its 2010 ceremony, including honors for Best Live Action Feature, Best Stereography, and Best Visual Effects. ‘Avatar’ went on to become the most successful motion picture in box office history, surpassing the previous record-holder, ‘Titanic,’ also written, directed and produced by Mr. Cameron. His other films include: ‘Aliens,’ ‘The Abyss,’ ‘Terminator,’ and ‘True Lies.’
“Harold Lloyd, one of Hollywood’s greatest filmmakers, was an early and tireless advocate of using 3D technology in film in the 1920s. He formed Hollywood’s first 3D Society and served as its first President,” said Jim Chabin, International 3D Society president.
Lloyd wrote, acted in, directed and produced more than 200 films. In a 1923 Los Angeles Times interview, Lloyd predicted that the person who “produces perfect stereo motion-pictures will have accomplished the greatest achievement since the first motion-picture.”
In addition to his films, the Harold Lloyd Archive contains more than 250,000 stereoscopic 3D photographs of Hollywood celebrities, events, people, and places Lloyd encountered while pursuing his passion for 3D photography.
The Award will be presented Wednesday, February 9, 2011 at the International 3D Society’s 2nd Annual Creative Arts Awards at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. The award ceremony will be recorded and telecast in 3D as part of a two hour special on 3net™.
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, 3net and Quantel. Platinum Sponsors Panasonic, Planar/Runco and Gold Sponsors of the 3D Creative Awards are Deluxe and MadM3dia Entertainment.
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 www.international3dsociety.com.