Engineering Society SMPTE Elevates 15 Members to Fellow Status

Disney's Annie Chang, Fotokem's Paul Chapman and Starwatcher's Jim Houston are among those recognized from the Hollywood community.
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Annie Chang, vp postproduction technology at Walt Disney Studios, and Paul Chapman, senior vp technology at Fotokem, are among 15 who have been elected to the status of fellow of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers.

Also elevated to the rank of fellow are Jim Houston, principal at Starwatcher Digital; Peter Fasciano, executive director at Franklin TV and WFPR-FM; Simon Fell, director of technology and innovation at the European Broadcasting Union; William T. Hayes, director of engineering and technology at Iowa Public Television; and Larry J. Hornbeck, fellow emeritus at Texas Instruments.

Rounding out the list of new fellows are Toshiaki Kojima, senior standard manager at Sony; Sara J. Kudrle, product marketing manager at Grass Valley; Karl Joseph Kuhn, senior video applications engineer at Tektronix; Kenneth Michel, retired vp content systems engineering at Disney/ABC; Delbert R. Parks III, senior vp and CTO at Sinclair Television Group; Michael Strein, director of technology and workflow at ABC-TV; Giles Wilson, head of TV compression business at Ericsson; and Peter A. Wilson, founder and managing director at High Definition & Digital Cinema (HDDC).

The honorees will be recognized Oct. 28 at the fellows luncheon at the 2015 SMPTE Conference and Exhibition at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles.