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Leonard Maltin, author, critic, and film historian, will host the 4th annual 3D Creative Arts Awards February 6th at the Beverly Hills Hotel, it was announced today in Hollywood by the International 3D Society.
"Panasonic Corporation has led the way in making the Olympics come to life in 3D, and it's most appropriate that they receive this year's Century Award."
"Leonard Maltin is revered as one of our film industry's most trusted voices. He brings a keen eye, a love of movies, and a sense of history to our celebration of this year's best 3D," said Jim Chabin, President of the International 3D Society.
Panasonic Corporation will be honored with the Society's Century Award for its achievements in bringing the 2012 Summer Olympic Games to millions of 3D viewers worldwide. For over a century, the Olympic Games have showcased new technologies to bring fans "up close and personal" to the excitement of the world's greatest spectacle.
"From movie reels to television to live satellite broadcasts, and now to 3D, the future of media is often seen first at the Olympics," said Chabin. "Panasonic Corporation has led the way in making the Olympics come to life in 3D, and it's most appropriate that they receive this year's Century Award."
This year's 4th annual Creative Arts Awards will bestow the Society's gold Lumiere statuettes for this year's best 3D movies, television, advertising and video games as voted by the Society's membership. Director Ang Lee will be honored with the Society's Harold Lloyd Award for creative achievement of 'Life of Pi.'
Dreamworks Animation (DWA) will receive the Sir Charles Wheatstone Award for education and creative achievement. Awards will also be presented in international categories from entries received from China, Korea, Japan, the U.K., Poland, Italy, Russia, Germany, Canada and elsewhere. The ceremony will also present the winner of the Autodesk world 3D short film competition. A pre-show red carpet cocktail reception will honor 3D technical excellence for 2012 3D Technology Award winners, including: Samsung, 3ality Technica, 21st Century 3D, TDVision, and InfiniteZ.