Cyril Drabinsky Honoured by CSC
by Staff Editors
(March 18, 2014 – Toronto, Ontario) It is one of Canada’s major companies and a global leader in media and entertainment services across film, video and online original content, which makes the boss of Deluxe Entertainment Services Group, President and CEO Cyril Drabinsky, one of the major players in the industry. Being Canada, recognition and honours often seem long in coming, so it is very fitting that the Canadian Society of Cinematographers (CSC) will present Drabinsky with the coveted Bill Hilson Award on March 22.
The award, now in its 41st year, is named for Hilson because of his work creating film quality-control procedures at the CBC and is given for “outstanding service contributing to the development of the motion picture industry in Canada.”
“The switch from photochemical processing to file-based digital technologies was a seismic upheaval for our industry,” said Joan Hutton csc, president of the Canadian Society of Cinematographers. “Cyril Drabinsky was one of the first to see and seize this new technology’s potential to open new doors and vistas for filmmakers. Cyril altered the post-production process and our concepts of post-production forever. He is a visionary.”
Drabinsky, a Toronto native, said he will be delighted to accept the award. “Deluxe Entertainment is all about quality and standards, when it comes to serving the motion picture and television industries,” he said. “I couldn’t be more honored to accept this prestigious award on behalf of a great team serving the Canadian production community.”
The 57th annual CSC Awards Gala will be held at Toronto’s West Harbour Castle Hotel and is being hosted by Richard Crouse.