Gordon E. Sawyer Oscar® awarded to Irwin W. Young

Jan 29, 2001 by Ian Evans

Irwin W. Young, chairman of the board of Du Art Film Laboratories and Du Art Video, has been voted the Gordon E. Sawyer Award by the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The Award, an Oscar® statuette, will be presented at the Scientific and Technical Awards Dinner on Saturday, March 3, at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel.

Established in 1981, the Sawyer Award is “presented to an individual in the motion picture industry whose technological contributions have brought credit to the industry.”

Young has helped bring numerous independent films to the screen through Du Art Laboratories. As a producer himself, some of the films he has been responsible for are Whatever in 1998, Caught in 1995, American Me in 1992 and, in 1964, Nothing but a Man, which was a double prizewinner at the Venice Film Festival.

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