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Ray Dolby to Receive the HPA Charles S. Swartz Award


Ray Dolby

The Hollywood Post Alliance announced that Ray Dolby, renowned inventor, engineer, and founder of Dolby Laboratories, has been named recipient of its Charles S. Swartz Award. Dolby, accompanied by his family, will be honored during the 7th Annual HPA Awards ceremony Nov. 1, at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. Ray’s son David Dolby will accept the award on his behalf.

“My father is deeply honored to have been chosen for this recognition,” said David Dolby. “Ray has always been committed to achieving transparency between the work of creative professionals and audiences around the world. We look forward to celebrating my father’s work and contributions at the Hollywood Post Alliance Awards.”

“The HPA is honored to recognize Ray Dolby, whose lifetime of creative innovation has had a profound impact on our industry and society,” Leon Silverman, president of the HPA, said. “Through his own contributions to image and sound recording technology, and through the company he founded, Ray has played and continues to play a fundamental role in countless hours of entertainment enjoyed by audiences around the globe. His accomplishments epitomize the reason that the Charles S. Swartz award was created.”

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