American Film Director, Film Maker, and writer, Sam Raimi was awarded the ‘RealD Innovation in 3D Award’, during the Filmmakers’ annual Real ID 3D AWARD Roundtable and Luncheon at CinemaCon in Las Vegas, for his work on OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL.
The ‘RealD Innovation in 3D Award’ recognizes extraordinary contributions to digital 3D. The award was presented to Raimi by RealD CEO and co-founder, Michael V. Lewis.
“Shooting my first 3D film was a great adventure,” said director Sam Raimi. “It allowed me to explore the depths of the world that my production designer and his team created in a way I had never thought possible. I accept this award on behalf of the camera people, technicians, and artists on OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL, and thank RealD for this honor.” – said Raimi in a written statement.
Disney’s OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL is 2013’s highest grossing film having delivered more than $470 million worldwide in ticket sales to-date. Past ‘RealD Innovation in 3D Award’ honorees include Martin Scorsese for the five-time Academy Award-winning film HUGO, James Cameron and Jon Landau for their work on, AVATAR, as well as Henry Selick, LAIKA and Focus Features for their work on the feature film CORALINE, the first stop-motion animated feature ever produced from inception in 3D.