Jeffrey Katzenberg to Receive 2014 Harold Lloyd Award

DreamWorks Animation’s Jeffrey Katzenberg to be honored with the 2014 Harold Lloyd Award by the International 3D and Advanced Imaging Society.

The International 3D and Advanced Imaging Society will present the 2014 Harold Lloyd Award for filmmaking to Jeffrey Katzenberg, chief executive officer of DreamWorks Animation, at its annual Creative Arts Awards on January 28th.

“Harold Lloyd was an actor, director, producer, and passionate advocate for 3D his entire life,” said Suzanne Lloyd, chairman of Harold Lloyd Entertainment. “Harold saw filmmaking as a creative and technical achievement. He understood his audiences and was passionate about serving them. Jeffrey Katzenberg’s work is the embodiment of what Harold believed to be important in this craft,” she added.

“The Lloyd Award is annually given to individuals whose passion and commitment for 3D is equaled by the quality of their work,” said president and CEO of 3net and 3net Studios Tom Cosgrove, who also serves as society co-chairman. “Jeffrey Katzenberg’s dedication to his craft and his unparalleled legacy of groundbreaking 3D movie making at DreamWorks Animation makes him uniquely deserving of this special award recognition” Cosgrove added.

“This award has honored Martin Scorsese, James Cameron, and Ang Lee for their extraordinary achievements,” said Society president Jim Chabin. “We now add Jeffrey Katzenberg’s name to this very special group of people who’ve made 3D a remarkable worldwide box office success,” Chabin added.

The Society will present awards for “extraordinary achievement” in 3D content categories including motion pictures and television at its annual ceremony, January 28th at Warner Bros. Studios. Top nominees for animation include DreamWorks’ The Croods and Turbo.

Entries for the 5th annual awards were submitted from China, Japan, Russia, the U.K., France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, and Taiwan. Winners were selected in voting by more than 400 Society professional members.

Source: The International 3D & Advanced Imaging Society

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