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Hollywood Post Alliance Awards 2008 Engineering Excellence Awards Call For Entries

Los Angeles, CA — The HPA Awards Committee has announced the Call For Entries for the HPA 2008 Engineering Excellence Awards, which showcase and reward inventors, manufacturers, vendors and/or peer post production companies for outstanding product or technology application offerings. The well-known awards are an integral part of the HPA Awards, which launch their honors for the third year this November.

The Engineering Excellence Awards are open to any individual, group of individuals or entity offering a submitted entry to the post industry at large. The entry deadline for all submissions is August 1st, 2008. The Engineering Excellence Awards include products or processes, but most importantly must represent a step forward for its industry beneficiaries. The product or process must be available to post production industry peers, so internal proprietary workflows and processes are not eligible. The submission must be available on the market before the submission deadline. They can consist of hardware, software, a combination of both and/or a technological development or post production process. Past honorees of the Engineering Excellence Awards include Digital Vision, Quantel, KIWA and MTI Film.

The Third Annual HPA Awards will take place on the evening of Thursday November 6th, 2008, at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. The HPA Awards recognize the outstanding contributions of post production professionals working behind the scenes in a number of categories, including color grading/DI, audio, compositing, and editorial for motion pictures, television, and commercials.

Leon Silverman, President of HPA commented, “Creativity fuels our business and increasingly new powerful technology and tools fuel creativity. The Engineering Excellence Award celebrates a different kind of creativity. From the minds of brilliant engineers, scientists, researchers and the companies that focus on the needs of our community come the innovations that allow us to extend our industry’s creative vision. Alongside the content which the HPA Awards seek to recognize, it is only fitting that this Engineering award recognizes technical creativity.”

In addition to the Engineering Excellence Award, the HPA Awards will honor other important post production categories including: Outstanding Color grading using a DI process for a feature film, Outstanding Color Grading for a Television Program, Outstanding Color Grading for a Commercial, Outstanding Editing for a Feature Film, Outstanding Editing for a Television Program, Outstanding Editing for a Commercial, Outstanding Audio Post Production for a Television Program, Outstanding Audio Post Production for a Commercial, Outstanding Compositing for a Feature Film, Outstanding Compositing for a Television Program, and Outstanding Compositing for a Commercial. Entries in all categories will be accepted until August 1st, 2008.

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About the Hollywood Post Alliance

The Hollywood Post Alliance (HPA) represents 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 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 will be presented with generous support from Sponsors: Deluxe, Thomson, Avid, Cine-tal, daVinci, DLP Cinema Texas Instruments, In Phase Technologies and Quantel.