THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER’S KEY ART AWARDS ANNOUNCES
WINNERS OF INAUGURAL 'SAUL BASS AWARD' & 'HONORARY
KEY ART AWARD'
Los Angeles, CA--September 11, 2012--The Hollywood Reporter’s Key Art Awards are proud to announce that Dawn Baillie has been named the first recipient of the inaugural Saul Bass Award, which recognizes talented creatives that demonstrate iconic and influential style. Leading entertainment photographer Frank W. Ockenfels 3 has been named this year's Honorary Key Art Award Recipient. Both special recognition awards will be presented at The Hollywood Reporter’s 2012 Key Art Awards ceremony in Hollywood on October 17th.
The first ever Saul Bass Award is inspired by the work of Saul Bass, who is considered by today’s creative community to be one of the most iconic and influential graphic designers and filmmakers of the 20th century. His work is easily recognized and has influenced multiple generations of designers, film students and directors alike. During his 40-year career, he worked with some of Hollywood's greatest filmmakers including Alfred Hitchcock, Otto Preminger, Billy Wilder, Stanley Kubrick and Martin Scorsese.
"The work of Dawn Baillie and Frank W. Ockenfels 3 exemplifies the key role that original and inspired imagery plays in keeping millions of fans connected to the entertainment industry," says Janice Min, editorial director, The Hollywood Reporter "We are proud to present Dawn with the first ever Saul Bass Award and to name Frank this year's Honorary Key Art Award Recipient."
Dawn Baillie is one of the three founding partners of BLT Communications. She has been responsible for creating some of film’s most iconic designs, such as promotional imagery for films like The Silence of the Lambs, Out of Sight, The Truman Show (final one-sheet), Moneyball, True Grit, Natural Born Killers, Zoolander, Babel, Chicago, Sleepless in Seattle, and The Royal Tenenbaums.
The Honorary Key Art Award Recipient, photographer Frank W Ockenfels 3, has photographed movie posters for films including The Social Network, Men In Black 3, Harry Potter, The Amazing Spiderman, The Chronicles of Riddick, and Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind. In addition, Ockenfels has done album covers and press shoots for musicians like David Bowie, Willie Nelson, Neil Diamond, Wilco, No Doubt, The Strokes and Norah Jones, and has shot TV advertising campaigns for every major network.
About the Key Art Awards
The Hollywood Reporter's Key Art Awards is entertainment's most recognized awards competition for advertising and communications. Celebrating its 41st Anniversary in 2012, the Key Art Awards is renewing its original commitment to celebrate creative excellence and its impact on modern culture.
The Key Art Awards remains focused on evolving with the industry in order to acknowledge the most current, break-through work. New ideas, technologies and techniques are expanding the ways in which filmmakers, television producers and game developers can reach out to audiences in an increasingly competitive landscape. The Key Art Awards is proud to honor the creative teams that produce the best work in entertainment advertising.
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