Stan Miller of Rosco Laboratories has been elected the winner of the Wally Russell Lifetime Achievement Award 2000. The award will be presented on Saturday, October 21 at LDI 2000 in Las Vegas as part of the LDI 2000 Awards Ceremony.
Chief executive officer and chairman of Rosco Laboratories, a leading supplier of products for theatre, TV, and film production, Miller is the only person ever to be named both a Fellow of the United States Institute for Theatre Technology and a member of the American Society of Cinematographers. He also has served on the Theatre, Television, and Film Lighting Committee of the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES), and was elected to the Society of Television Lighting Directors in Canada and the UK. Miller received the Board of Directors Award of the American Society of Lighting Directors, and delivered the keynote address at the 25th anniversary convention of the USITT. In 1985, Miller received the USITT Award for Outstanding Service to the American Theatre. Having graduated from Brown University in 1954, Miller served in the US Army until 1956, and acquired Rosco in 1958.
Awarded by a distinguished committee of industry leaders, the "Wally" is presented annually for outstanding achievement in the entertainment technology industry. The award was established in 1992 in memory of industry pioneer Wally Russell, whose often-unrecognized impact on the profession was quite profound. He influenced future generations with his perception and strength of character.
The list of lighting industry pioneers and trailblazers who have received the Wally to date are: Wally Russell, 1992; Charles Altman, 1993; George Van Buren, 1994; Tharon Musser, 1995; Francis P. DeVerna, 1996; Fred Bentham, 1997; Bran Ferren, 1998; and Don Stern, 1999.
The Wally Award Committee members are: Phil Bernard, Rusty Brutsché, David Cunningham, Tom Folsom, Fred Foster, Don Hamilton, John Howe, Larry Kellermann, Philip O'Donnell, Richard Pilbrow, Brian Russell, Glen Russell, Robert Schiller, and Jacqueline Tien.
For additional information about the Wally Award, contact Jacqueline Tien, Lighting Dimensions, 32 West 18th Street, New York, NY 10011. Telephone: (212) 229-2965 x815; fax: (212) 229-1979; email: [email protected]; www.etecnyc.net.