May 05, 2015

Technicolor receives the Industry Founders Award

On May 1, at Hollywood’s Roosevelt Hotel, Technicolor chief marketing officer Sandra Carvalho accepted the Hollywood Arts Council’s Industry Founders “Charlie Award” on behalf of the company.


The Industry Founders Award has only been presented four times previously in the 29-year long history of the Awards. In her acceptance, Ms. Carvalho stated, “Technicolor is very proud to be an active participant in the resurgence of the new Hollywood.  Like Technicolor, this community continues to reinvent itself for subsequent generations of storytellers.  And we plan to be here for many generations to come.”

The Charlie Award was presented to Ms. Carvalho by American Society of Cinematographers’ president Richard Crudo.  (The ASC is also a former recipient of Industry Founders Charlie Award.)  Mr. Crudo, a working cinematographer, and former Cinematography governor of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, noted the long celebrated history of the Technicolor and how it has continued to redefine its currency in the global entertainment industry.

President Crudo’s presentation of the Charlie Award followed a special moment at the Awards when Arts Council board member Matthew Leum read a touching letter sent by multiple Academy Award-winning actress, Olivia de Havilland (The Adventures of Robin Hood; Gone With the Wind) recounting her personal recollections of those years in the late 1930s when Technicolor rose to international prominence.