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11 February 2012 10:00 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Arri received an Academy Award of Merit — an Oscar statuette — for its Arrilaser Film Recorder during The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences ’ annual Scientific and Technical Awards presentation. Also Saturday at the Bevery Wilshire, six scientific and technical achievements were recognized with Scientific and Engineering Awards (Academy Plaques) and one received a Technical Achievement Award (Academy Certificate). The Gordon E. Sawyer Award, an Oscar statuette, was presented to Douglas Trumbull and the John A. Bonner Medal of Commendation was awarded to Jonathan Erland. Milla Jovovich hosted the ceremony. Franz Kraus, Johannes Steurer and Wolfgang Riedel
- Carolyn Giardina
12 January 2012 2:55 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Visual effects technologist Jonathan Erland will receive the John A. Bonner Medal of Commendation at the Academy of Arts and Sciences’ Scientific and Technical Awards, to be held Feb. 11 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. The award, voted by the Academy’s board of governors, is named in honor of the late director of special projects at Warner Hollywood Studios and is awarded for "outstanding service and dedication in upholding the high standards of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences." Erland began his professional training in the entertainment industry studying theater at the Central School in England and
- Gregg Kilday
The award . a medallion . will be presented at the Scientific and Technical Awards presentation on Saturday, February 11, at the Beverly Wilshire.
Erland began his professional training in the entertainment industry studying theater at the Central School in England and film at the London Film School. His knowledge of theater technology made him a desirable asset to the team building the audio-animatronic puppet theaters for the I.B.M. Pavilion at the 1964 New York World.s Fair.
After moving to Los Angeles, Erland maintained dual careers in both the entertainment and the industrial exhibit design fields. He joined the newly created Industrial Light & Magic to work on the visual effects for the 1977 film “Star Wars.” He continued »
- Michelle McCue
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