The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has announced the recipients of the 2003 Primetime Emmy Engineering Awards. The Emmy statuettes for engineering go to individuals, companies or other organizations for technical improvements or innovations so extensive that they affect the transmission, recording or reception of television. Recipients will receive the Awards prior to the Primetime Creative Arts Ceremony being held on September 13 at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.
This year's engineering Emmys go to:
Panavision — Receiving a Philo T. Farnsworth Corporate Achievement
Emmy Softsun Lighting System (Lightning Strikes, Inc.)
Dedolight 400 Series Lighting System (Dedotech, USA)
24P HDTV Post-Production System (Laser Pacific)
Ray Dolby, founder and Chairman of Dolby Laboratories, Inc. — Receiving the Charles F. Jenkins Lifetime Achievement Award.
Engineering Plaques are for accomplishments showing a high level of engineering that are important to the progress of the industry. The plaque is not a consolation prize, but a recognition of achievement on a different level of technology and importance than the Emmy. This year's recipient is: NewTek’s LightWave 3D (NewTek, Inc.)
The awards are overseen by the Technology and Convergence Awards Committee Co-Chairs Cristy Trembly (Engineering subcommittee) and Brian Seth Hurst (Interactive subcommittee).