Producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis will be awarded the prestigious Les Paul Award at the 20th Annual Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards, Saturday, October 30,2004, in San Francisco. Also during the ceremony, filmmaker George Lucas and famed engineer and producer Elliot Scheiner will be inducted into the TEC Awards Hall of Fame.
One of the most renowned production and writing teams of the past 20 years, Jam and Lewis have won three Grammys, including Producer of the Year in 1986. In addition to their groundbreaking records with Janet Jackson, the duo has worked with Mariah Carey, Babyface, Boyz II Men, Mary J. Blige and Jermaine Dupri, among others. They have had 15 Number One pop hits and 25 Number Ones on the R&B charts. They have also successfully delved into television and movies.
Everybody knows the great director/producer side of George Lucas, but he changed the way an entire world hears movies, from his revival of the big symphonic score for Star Wars and Indiana Jones, to popularizing LCRS Dolby Stereo and 6.1 Dolby Digital EX. This audio visionary financed SoundDroid, an advanced touchscreen DAW, 10 years before Pro Tools; developed the Skywalker Ranch audio facilities; pioneered long-distance ADR sessions over T1 lines; and founded THX to improve audio in theater, home and auto playback environments.
Elliot Scheiner is one of the most successful engineer/producers in the world today. With 16 Grammy nominations and five awards, Scheiner has worked with such artists as Beck, Faith Hill, Steely Dan, Ricky Martin, Sting, Bruce Hornsby, The Eagles, B.B. King, Van Morrison, Fleetwood Mac and Aerosmith. He is also a leading authority on 5.1 mixing and DVD-Audio.
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