Linda Brown to Receive Kodak Educational Award at SMPTE Technical Conference

HOLLYWOOD, October 25, 2011 - Linda Brown will receive the Kodak Educational Award at the prestigious Honors & Awards ceremony during the SMPTE Technical Conference on October 27 at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel. Brown is being honored for her dedication to educate the next generation of filmmakers in the art and science of cinematography throughout her professional career and personal endeavors.

"Linda Brown has committed herself to pushing professional standards in the educational arena, and insisting her students have a strong foundation in both the technical and aesthetic principles of cinematography, enabling them to choose the best medium for their project," says Judy Doherty, marketing director of the Americas region for Kodak's Entertainment Imaging division. "She is a champion for equal opportunities for women and minority filmmakers, and has actively engaged the professional community to recognize talent in all of its forms. We are thrilled to recognize her efforts and honor her accomplishments."

Brown is a previous recipient of a Kodak Vision Award for cinematography, and is a Fulbright Scholar. She studied filmmaking at Temple University and cinematography at AFI. Her feature credits include Little Indiscretions, Lucky Bastard and American Beauties: In Pursuit of Art, which she also produced. Brown also shot episodes of Showtime's Women: Stories of Passion, plus various documentaries and music videos throughout her laudable career. Her documentary, Your Favorite, detailing her relationship with her father, won recognition at the Athens International Film Festival and the American Film Festival. Brown's latest documentary, You See Me, received a Humanities Grant and is slated for release next year. She has taught at AFI, Maine Media Workshops, City University of Hong Kong, Temple University, The Red Sea Institute of Cinematic Arts, and is presently an Associate Professor at USC's School of Cinematic Arts.

The SMPTE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition brings together world-renowned technology thought-leaders from the media content business. As an accredited industry standards-setting body, SMPTE is also the industry's leading nonprofit association providing technology education and information to the motion imaging industry.

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