Katzenberg to be Honored With Harold Lloyd Award23 Jan, 2014 By: Chris Tribbey
The International 3D and Advanced Imaging Society will give DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg its Harold Lloyd Award Jan. 28 during its annual Creative Arts Awards, held at Warner Bros.
The award — given to those who advance the cause of 3D in film — has been handed to Martin Scorsese, James Cameron and Ang Lee in previous years.
“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.”
Tom Cosgrove, president and CEO of 3net and 3net Studios, added: “The Lloyd Award is annually given to individuals whose passion and commitment for 3D is equaled by the quality of their work. 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.”
DreamWorks Animation’s The Croods and Turbo are among the titles submitted for awards at this year’s event, which also saw submissions from China, Japan, Russia, the U.K., France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany and Taiwan. Winners were selected by the 3D society’s 300-plus members.