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2017 HPA Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient NamedRespected post production innovator will be honored during HPA Awards (June 21, 2017)
As the recipient of the Los Angeles Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 1997, Chernoff is recognized as a talented entrepreneur, helping to found and lead several successful post production companies that, in turn, have launched hundreds of post-production careers. He has built companies and impacted the industry by fostering innovation and by nurturing talented young people to develop their craft, believing that they are the key to a company's, and hence the industry's, future. At the vanguard of inventive, creative and collaborative professionals who have led the post production industry, he is a tireless champion of the industry, a keen interpreter of its strengths and needs, and an architect of its future.
Chernoff grew up on the Upper West Side of Manhattan and attended New York's School of Visual Arts. Between high school and college, at the age of 18, he landed a job as a 'can carrier' at a commercial production house. Once there, he learned to sync dailies. When an editor called in sick, he was asked to fill in, thus beginning his editing career.
Chernoff joined MTI Film as a board member in 2003 and was elevated to CEO in 2005. Under his stewardship, the company has become a leading independent provider of post-production finishing and restoration services. Its software division has been the source of products including DRS NOVA, an industry standard tool for digital restoration, and CORTEX, a family of solutions for dailies processing and workflow management.
In announcing the award, HPA President Seth Hallen said, 'Larry is one of the most thoughtful and insightful leaders I have ever known. His sense of the industry, his understanding of its trends, and his ability to build successful facilities where creative people love to work make him incredibly worthy of this Lifetime Achievement Award. On a daily basis, I meet people who got their start under his tutelage. Larry has literally helped build the future of our industry through the talent he's nurtured, the companies he's built, and the innovations he's created. I extend my congratulations to a brilliant and inspiring leader.'
In acknowledging the honor, Chernoff said 'I am, of course, honored to be recognized by my peers. I follow an illustrious list of previous honorees who, like me, have dedicated their professional lives to the advancement of post production and its standing in the industry. I share this award with many people who have consistently partnered with me to create outstanding contributions to the work and industry we love.'
In addition to The Lifetime Achievement Award, other special awards, including Engineering Excellence, The Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation, and honors in twelve creative categories (editing, visual effects, sound and color grading) will be bestowed at the gala.
Tickets for the HPA Awards gala are available now. For further information, contact HPA.
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