BURBANK, CA — The 2021 Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) Awards, which honor creative and technical accomplishments of the media and entertainment community, will return to an in-person event this year. Set to take place November 18th at the Hollywood Legion Theater in Hollywood, CA, the gala will recognize artistry in color grading, editing, sound and visual effects. Special awards will also be presented for Creativity & Innovation, industry contribution, and Engineering Excellence.
“We look forward to the HPA Awards gala every year, but this year more than ever,” says Seth Hallen, HPA president. “This is where the industry comes together to celebrate our amazing work and spend an evening honoring our own. Over this past year, I have been continually inspired by the absolute dedication of our community. Artists and post facility professionals have maintained focus on delivering incredible work during a challenging time. This year more than ever, it’s important that we spend an evening in recognition of this.”
The 90-year-old Hollywood Legion Theater recently completed a $6M renovation that included upgrades such as digital projection, an acoustically optimized sound system, and 35mm and 70mm film projection.
“We’re moving to a beautiful new venue, planning a great evening and, most importantly, we will be celebrating together,” says Hallen. “We can hardly wait to see you in November!”
Complete rules, guidelines and entry information for the creative categories, which remain open until July 30, are available online at hpaonline.com.