The honor will be presented
at the HPA Awards on November 1st, scheduled to take place at the
Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles.
Chosen by the HPA Board of Directors and the HPA Awards
Committee, the Outstanding Contribution Award recognizes an individual,
organization or company that has made a significant impact on the post
Cohen is a widely-recognized innovator, businessman and
teacher who has helped shape the post industry. Many fundamental post methods
and practices in sound, sound editing, film and video completion were first
conceived and implemented by Cohen. This is particularly true of his enabling
work in high definition and the development of 24p technology for motion
pictures and television.
During the span of his career, Cohen has held executive
positions with Glen Glenn Sound (VP, operations), Compact Video Services
(president), Image Transform (president), Pacific Video (president), and Laser
Pacific Media Corp. (president and CEO).
HPA Awards (wwwhpaawards.net) will also be presented for
accomplishments in Color Grading, Editing, Audio Post, and Compositing. There
will be a special award for Engineering Excellence as well.