Gala Event Spotlights Leaders and Innovators in Post Production
(Los Angeles, CA) The 2013 HPA Awards(r) took place tonight, celebrating talent and innovation in 12 creative categories as well as in three special honors. The HPA Awards recognize individuals and companies for outstanding contributions made in helping to create features, television programs, spots, and entertainment enjoyed around the world. Presented by the Hollywood Post Alliance(r) - the professional organization for the post production community - the 8th Annual HPA Awards took place at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, in front of a sold out audience of industry insiders and luminaries. As announced earlier, Avid was honored with the prestigious Charles S. Swartz Award for Outstanding Contribution in the Field of Post Production. Avid President and CEO Louis Hernandez, Jr. accepted the Award on behalf of the company. Other special awards were presented, which included honors for Engineering Excellence, and the HPA Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation in Post Production. The winners of the 2013 HPA Awards are: Outstanding Color Grading - Sponsored by Dolby Laboratories
Outstanding Color Grading - Feature Film
"Life of Pi" David Cole // Technicolor
Outstanding Color Grading - Television
"Castle - Hunt" Anthony Smith // Encore
Outstanding Color Grading - Commercial
Under Armour "Brought To You By Under Armour" Tom Poole // Company 3
Outstanding Editing - Feature Film
"Argo" William Goldenberg, A.C.E.
Outstanding Editing - Television
"Breaking Bad - Dead Freight" Skip Macdonald, A.C.E.
Outstanding Editing - Commercial
Nextel/Ferrari "Combustion" Doobie White // Therapy Studios Outstanding Sound - Feature Film "Argo" Erik Aadahl and Ethan Van der Ryn John Reitz and Gregg Rudloff // Warner Bros. Sound Outstanding Sound - Television "Game of Thrones - The Climb" Tim Kimmel, Paula Fairfield, Brad Katona, Jed Dodge, Onnalee Blank and Mathew Waters // Todd AO Outstanding Sound - Commercial Honda "Hands" Anthony Moore // Factory Outstanding Visual Effects - Feature Film "Pacific Rim" Lindy DeQuattro, Eddie Pasquarello, Nigel Sumner, Derrick Carlin and Chris Lentz // Industrial Light & Magic Outstanding Visual Effects - Television "Game of Thrones - Valar Dohaeris" Joe Bauer and Jabbar Raisani Jörn Grosshans and Sven Martin // Pixomondo Doug Campbell // Spin VFX Outstanding Visual Effects - Commercial Galaxy "Chauffeur" Simon French, William Bartlett, Stephen Cullingford and Grant Walker // Framestore A number of special awards, which had been announced earlier, were bestowed during the evening including: Charles S. Swartz Award for Outstanding Contribution in the Field of Post Production Avid(r) HPA Engineering Excellence Award sponsored by NAB Show * DTS, Inc. - MDA * NVIDIA - NVIDIA GRID(tm) Visual Computing Appliance (VCA) * Sony Pictures Imageworks and The Foundry - FLIX * Telestream - 16 bit 4:4:4:4 Transcoding Technology HPA Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation in Post Production: Park Road Post Production - Next Generation Feature Film Workflow: Enabling HFR 48FPS Stereoscopic 3D On Set to On Screen For further information about the Hollywood Post Alliance, contact: 213.614.0860, or visit
About the Hollywood Post Alliance(r)
Hollywood Post Alliance (HPA) serves the professional community of businesses and individuals who provide expertise, support, tools and the infrastructure for the creation and finishing of motion pictures, television, commercials, digital media and other dynamic media content.
About the HPA(r) Awards
The HPA Awards were created to foster awareness of post production, promote creative and technical excellence, recognize the achievements of post production talent, and build involvement in the Hollywood Post Alliance. The HPA Awards were presented with generous support from Premier Sponsor: NAB Show; Foundation Members: Avid, Company 3, Deluxe, Dolby Laboratories, EFILM, Encore; Bronze Sponsor: Sohonet and Brand Sponsor: NVIDIA # # # Media Contact: ignite strategic communications p: 818.980.3473 Christine Purse,
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