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20 CINEMONTAGE / MAY-JUN 14 by Debra Kaufman portraits by Martin Cohen F or over 100 years, the unsung heroes of the film industry have been the thousands of men and women who work in film laboratories. This past February, the 2014 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Scientific & Technical Committee Awards awarded them the acknowledgement they so richly deserve. The Committee honored "all the men and women involved in laboratory work and in the processing of film, for over a century of service to the motion picture industry" with an Award of Merit, an Oscar Statuette. In Celebration of Celluloid FILM LAB WORKERS GET THEIR OSCAR From left: Mary Kaye Coates and James Ron- dou, both formerly of Technicolor, and Christie Meyer, fomerly of Disney's Lab. From left: Jim Passon, Aaron Smith, Adam Clark and Bob Hand, all of Deluxe Labs. Opposite page, center: The Award of Merit for the film labs. Photo by Todd Wawrychuk. Courtesy of AMPAS Opposite page, right: Writer/director Christopher Nolan accepting the Oscar for the Film Labs during the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Scien- tific & Technical Achievement Awards. Photo by Aaron Poole/AMPAS CineMontage_May-Jun_14-3a.indd 20 4/15/14 3:19 PM

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