Technicolor Celebrates 100 Years Of Creative Technology With A Hollywood Star Of Recognition

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March 24, 2016
Technicolor, currently celebrating its 100th anniversary as a leader in creative technology, will be honored by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce with a “Star of Recognition” for its historic contributions to film and television, becoming only the second corporate entity bestowed this honor.

HOLLYWOOD, CA (March 24, 2016) – Technicolor, currently celebrating its 100th anniversary as a leader in creative technology, will be honored by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce with a “Star of Recognition” for its historic contributions to film and television, becoming only the second corporate entity bestowed this honor. The unveiling ceremony will take place on Wednesday, March 30th at 10:00 a.m., in front of Technicolor’s facility on the Sunset Gower Studios, located at 6040 Sunset Boulevard.

For one hundred years, Technicolor has empowered storytellers to bring their unique visions to life. They continue to reinvent themselves with creative talent and acclaimed experts who develop standard-setting technologies, create awe-inspiring moments and deliver compelling entertainment experiences.  Now with a portfolio of creative brands and as the industry’s leading visual effects provider, the company is an active participant in the global surge of immersive entertainment for new generations of storytellers. 

“Technicolor has been an integral part of the Hollywood film and television landscape from the very beginning,” said Frederic Rose, Technicolor CEO. “We have been at the forefront of creative and technological innovations that have wowed filmmakers and audiences alike. We are honored to be recognized by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce for our role in shaping Hollywood.”

“One hundred years is a very good reason to celebrate,” noted Leron Gubler, President/CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. “We are delighted to have such an innovative company as Technicolor as a major stakeholder in Hollywood.  We congratulate them on this milestone and look forward to working with them for many years to come.”

Founded in 1915, Technicolor relocated to Hollywood in the early 1920’s and has provided post-production services on thousands of films around the world, allowing filmmakers to push the boundaries of picture and sound technologies.  Establishing an Oscar™ winning tradition that goes back to the early 1930’s when the company won the first of 24 citations from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for Scientific and Technical Achievement, they continue to contribute to and be honored for their work including The Mill’s Oscar for Achievement in Visual Effects for Gladiator, MPC’s Oscar for Achievement in Visual Effects for Life of Pi, Technicolor Sound’s Oscar for Achievement in Sound Mixing for Whiplash, to this year’s Oscar-winning picture The Revenant, which marked the fifth straight Best Cinematography Oscar winner Technicolor has color finished.  Technicolor’s tradition for creative innovation has continued un-abated to this day.  

 

ABOUT TECHNICOLOR

Technicolor, a worldwide technology leader in the media and entertainment sector, is at the forefront of digital innovation. Our world-class research and innovation laboratories enable us to lead the market in delivering advanced video services to content creators and distributors. We also benefit from an extensive intellectual property portfolio focused on imaging technologies. Our commitment: supporting the delivery of exciting new experiences for consumers in theaters, homes and on-the-go. For more information visit: www.technicolor.com

Technicolor shares are on the NYSE Euronext Paris exchange (TCH) and traded in the USA on the OTCQX marketplace (TCLRY).

ABOUT HOLLYWOOD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

For more than 94 years, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has provided leadership, advocacy, business development resources, networking, and government affairs programs and services to keep the Hollywood business and residential communities safe, relevant and economically vital. Beth Marlis is the Chairperson of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors 2015-2016 and Leron Gubler is the President/CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. For more information please visit www.hollywoodchamber.net.

 

MEDIA CONTACTS

Fifteen Minutes PR for Technicolor:

Katy Lengel, katy@fifteenminutes.com, 323-556-9700
**ALL PRESS MUST RSVP TO FIFTEEN MINUTES PR**

 

Hollywood Chamber of Commerce:

Ana Martinez, stargirl@hollywoodchamber.net, 323-469-8311