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Ray Dolby to be honoured HPA Award

28 September 2012
Ray Dolby to be honoured HPA Award

Ray Dolby, inventor, engineer, and founder of Dolby Laboratories, has been named recipient of the Hollywood Post Alliance’s Charles S. Swartz Award. Ray will be honored during the 7th Annual HPA Awards ceremony on 1 November at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. Ray’s son David Dolby will accept the Award on his behalf. “My father is deeply honored to have been chosen for this recognition,” said David. “Ray has always been committed to achieving transparency between the work of creative professionals and audiences around the world. We look forward to celebrating my father’s work and contributions at the Hollywood Post Alliance Awards.” Leon Silverman, president of the HPA, stated: “The HPA is honored to recognise Ray Dolby, whose lifetime of creative innovation has had a profound impact on our industry and society. Through his own contributions to image and sound recording technology, and through the company he founded, Ray has played and continues to play a fundamental role in countless hours of entertainment enjoyed by audiences around the globe. His accomplishments epitomise the reason that the Charles S. Swartz Award was created.” The Charles S. Swartz Award was created to honor a person, group, company or technology that has made a significant artistic, technological, business or educational impact on post production. The mission of this Award is to recognise broad and lasting contributions that have advanced and/or provided some unique purpose to the field of post production. The Award is not bestowed every year, but rather as worthy recipients are identified. Ray Dolby is just the third recipient in the history of the HPA Awards.www.dolby.com

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