NEW YORK, NY - Michael V. Lewis, Chairman/CEO and Co-Founder of RealD (NYSE: RLD), has been announced as the recipient of the Special Award of Achievement for Technical Contributions to the Motion Picture Industry at ShowEast. The award presentation will take place on Thursday evening, October 24th at Final Night Awards Ceremony, hosted by The Coca-Cola Company, at the Westin Diplomat Resort and Spa in Hollywood, Florida.
"I can't think of a more deserving individual in our industry to receive this award than Michael," noted ShowEast Co-Managing Director Andrew Sunshine. "Michael is an innovator and visionary who has brought visual technologies to market that have truly redefined the cinema industry, benefiting exhibitors, studios, filmmakers and movie-goers everywhere."
Lewis is a recognized innovator in entertainment and technology who has conceived and established cutting-edge businesses throughout his professional career. As Chairman/CEO and Co-Founder of RealD, Michael has been responsible for building the company into a globally recognized leader in visual technology for cinema, consumer electronics and professional applications.
RealD pioneered digital 3D cinema and today has the world's largest 3D cinema platform with upwards of 23,500 screens equipped with RealD 3D by 1,000 exhibitors in 74 countries. RealD's visual experience technology has also been adopted by major consumer electronics companies and broadcasters for 3D entertainment in the home. Beyond entertainment, RealD continues to be widely recognized as a leader in visual technology with award-winning intellectual properties that have been utilized by research organizations including NASA, the military and Fortune 500 companies.
Michael is widely quoted on the future of media and technology industries in such publications as The New York Times, Financial Times, Los Angeles Times, Forbes, Wall Street Journal and Daily Variety, and has appeared on CNN, CNBC, Fox News, ABC News, MSNBC, 60 Minutes and CBS News. He has received multiple awards including being named in The Hollywood Reporter "Digital Power 50" and as one of the publications "Innovative Voices". In 2011 Michael was honored by the Producers Guild of America with the Vanguard Award in recognition of achievements in new media and technology. Under Michael's leadership RealD has been named by Fast Company as one of "The World's Most Innovative Companies" in 2008 and 2010. Michael is an active member of multiple community and national business organizations, is a marquee donor to the Motion Picture & Television Fund and serves on the Advisory Board of the Arizona Cancer Center.
ShowEast 2013 will take place October 21-24, 2013 at the Westin Diplomat Resort and Spa in Hollywood, Florida. It will feature screenings of major upcoming holiday films, sponsored events, timely and informative seminars and the ShowEast Trade Show. An estimated 1,300 members of the motion picture industry are expected to attend. ShowEast, now in its 28th year, is produced by Prometheus Global Media, owner of leading entertainment publications and events including Billboard and the Billboard Latin Music Awards, The Hollywood Reporter, Backstage, Adweek, Film Journal International, the CLIO Awards, CineAsia and CineEurope.