Animated Dolby Film “Silent” Wins Two Daytime Emmy Awards at the Creative Arts Ceremony

Created with Moonbot Studios and CAA Marketing, film celebrates the marriage of picture and sound in cinema

SAN FRANCISCO — (BUSINESS WIRE) — April 27, 2015 — Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: DLB) today announced that its short animated film ” Silentwon two Daytime Emmy® Awards at the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences’ Daytime Creative Arts Emmys ceremony, held on Friday, April 24, 2015, in Los Angeles, California. Created in conjunction with Moonbot Studios and CAA Marketing, a division of leading entertainment and sports agency Creative Artists Agency (CAA), “Silent” represents the evolution of film technology from the silent-film era to the present day. The three-minute film celebrates how storytellers, inventors, and technology work together to create magic in the cinema.

The team behind "Silent" celebrates the Daytime Emmy Creative Arts Award wins at the ceremony in Los ...

The team behind "Silent" celebrates the Daytime Emmy Creative Arts Award wins at the ceremony in Los Angeles on April 24, 2015. From L to R - Composer John Hunter; Directors Limbert Fabian and Brandon Oldenburg; Executive Producer Vince Voron; Producer Angus McGilpin, and Rerecording Mixer Jurgen Scharpf. (Photo: Business Wire)

“Silent” won a Daytime Creative Arts Emmy in the following two categories:

  • Outstanding Special Class Animated Program (Executive Producers: William Joyce and Vince Voron; Producers: Lampton Enochs, Trish Farnsworth-Smith, and Angus McGilpin)
  • Outstanding Directing in an Animated Program (Directors: Limbert Fabian and Brandon Oldenburg)

The Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards recognize outstanding achievement in all fields of daytime television production and are presented to individuals and programs in recognition of technical achievements, outstanding animated programs, online content, and guest acting.

“We’re elated that 'Silent' was recognized so richly by the Academy, and we celebrate this achievement with our partners at Moonbot Studios and CAA Marketing,” said Vince Voron, Vice President and Executive Creative Director, Dolby Laboratories.

“Silent” is an animated short film featuring Mr. Morris Lessmore from Moonbot Studios’ 2012 Academy Award® winning short film The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore. In “Silent,” Lessmore and his fellow street performer, “The Kid,” dream of bringing their picture-and-sound show to life. When they discover a magical contraption inside an old theatre, they embark on a cinematic adventure of sight and sound, traveling through movie history to find the audience they have always wanted.

Since 1989, Dolby has won 14 Emmys from NATAS, primarily in the audio engineering and technology categories, along with a Lifetime Achievement Award for founder Ray Dolby. These two Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Award wins mark a first in the creative category for Dolby, endorsing the storytelling power of original content and recognizing the creative achievements of sight and sound in the film.

Since it debuted at the Scientific and Technical Awards ceremony of the Academy Awards® on February 15, 2014, “Silent” has been viewed hundreds of thousands of times in theaters, film festivals, and online via Vimeo, YouTube and Netflix. In addition to these Emmy wins, “Silent” also garnered a number of other awards in 2014 and 2015 including a Clio, a London International Award, two Epica Awards, two Cristal Festival Awards, a Communication Arts Illustration Award and was shortlisted in the animation category for the Andy Awards. The film has also screened at various film festivals including the San Francisco Film Festival, The Los Angeles Film Festival, The Napa Film Festival and The Savannah Film Festival.

About the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) is a professional service organization dedicated to the advancement of the arts and sciences of television and the promotion of creative leadership for artistic, educational, and technical achievements within the television industry. It recognizes excellence in television with the coveted Emmy Award for News & Documentary, Sports, Daytime Entertainment, Daytime Creative Arts & Entertainment, Public & Community Service, and Technology & Engineering. NATAS membership consists of over 14,000 broadcast and media professionals represented in 19 regional chapters across the country. Beyond awards, NATAS has extensive educational programs including Regional Student Television and its Student Award for Excellence for outstanding journalistic work by high school students, as well as scholarships, publications, and major activities for both industry professionals and the viewing public. For more information, please visit the website at www.emmyonline.tv.

About Dolby Laboratories

Dolby Laboratories (NYSE: DLB) creates audio, video, and voice technologies that transform entertainment and communications in mobile devices, at the cinema, at home, and at work. For nearly 50 years, sight and sound experiences have become more vibrant, clear, and powerful in Dolby <

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