The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) named NAB SVP Technology Lynn Claudy as a 2020 SMPTE Fellow. The honor is conferred on individuals who have — through their proficiency and contributions to the motion-picture, television, or related industries — attained an outstanding rank among engineers or executives in media and entertainment.
Claudy tweeted he was “still in shock but really honored.”
NAB President/CEO Gordon Smith said Claudy “has been instrumental in advancing broadcast technology and engineering throughout his career and continues to carry that mission forward in his role at NAB and as chair of ATSC. We thank SMPTE for including Lynn among their esteemed Fellows and congratulate him on this well-deserved recognition of his leadership in the engineering community.”
“One of the many lessons we’ve learned over the past few months is just how much we rely on the media and entertainment industry to engage, inform, educate, and entertain us,” said SMPTE Executive Director Barbara Lange. “The industry luminaries and next-generation leaders we recognize during SMPTE 2020 have all played an important part in shaping this industry and enabling its future evolution and success.”
The 18 SMPTE Fellows and other awardees will be recognized during the SMPTE Awards Gala that will be part of this year’s interactive remote SMPTE 2020. Scheduled for November 11 and 12, during the Society’s annual technical conference and exhibition, the online celebration will recognize business, technical, and creative leaders and students who have made substantial contributions to the ongoing advancement of media and entertainment technology. SMPTE Fellow elevations will be conferred November 10.