Dunn, Pariser & Peyrot’s founding Partner Pat Dunn and DPP staff attended the Advanced Imaging Society’s (AIS) 2019 Lumiere Awards, held on January 30th at the Warner Brother’s Studios in Burbank. The awards ceremony celebrates tremendous international achievement in the creation of immersive storytelling utilizing advanced visual technologies. The annual event is particularly special to Pat as he serves as a board member and Chief Financial Officer for the organization.
This year’s top honors went to Black Panther, Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse and Ready Player One. Marvel’s Black Panther received the award for Best Immersive Entertainment Feature Film. Sony Pictures Animation’s Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse received two awards that evening, Best Animated Feature Film and Best Stereography. From director Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment and Warner Bros. Ready Player One also took home three statues, Best Feature Film Live-Action, Best Stereography, and Best 2D to 3D Conversion.
A-Lister Tom Cruise made an appearance at the awards show, particularly to support Director Christopher McQuarrie as he received the society’s Harold Lloyd Award for Best Scene or Sequence Lumiere for Mission: Impossible – Fallout’s final helicopter chase sequence. The Harold Lloyd Award recognizes distinguished achievement in storytelling.
The Society’s 2019 Annual Sir Charles Wheatstone Award was presented to Cinionic CEO Wim Buyens for the company’s new theatrical cinema technology and quality assurance systems which allow cinemas across the world to deliver extraordinary movie experiences in their theaters. This award is reserved for innovators of forward-looking technologies in movies and television.
DPP congratulates all of the 2019 Lumiere Awards winners and nominees for their incredible work in the industry!