Crowd of 1000 industry professionals and celebrities pack the Sony Pictures Studios lot in Culver City, CA, for annual Pensado Awards
LOS ANGELES, CA — The Pensado Awards, an award show created by Herb Trawick and Dave Pensado of Penwick Media (the producers of the acclaimed online video series Pensado's Place and other industry-leading audio-related media) as a means to acknowledge today’s emerging brand of music professional and “recognize the faces behind the sound,” continues to receive praise from sponsors, co-hosts and winners alike. The third annual awards ceremony was held on Saturday, August 20, 2016, at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, CA, and hosted a standing-room-only crowd of over 1000 recording industry professionals.
Co-host and noted drummer Samantha Maloney (Hole, Mötley Crüe, Peaches) stated, “I wanted to be involved in the Pensado Awards because Dave and Herb are out there doing a spectacular job with their Pensado’s Place show. Not only do they teach and showcase the next generation of talent and feature the latest in audio technology, but they inspire and enlighten us by bringing us ‘into the lair’ with some of the best talent that audio engineering has to offer. I don’t know where else I can find such an array of knowledge and talent in this business on any screen. Some of their in-depth interviews put 60 Minutes to shame!”
“As a long-time supporter and sponsor of Pensado’s Place and the Pensado Awards, I am thrilled that at this year’s Pensado Awards, Herb and Dave chose to help raise funds for David Platillero, a talented young producer-engineer who suffered a severe injury earlier this year while enrolled at our Blackbird Academy,” stated John McBride, owner and founder of Blackbird Studio and the Blackbird Academy. "David, while riding his bicycle, was hit by a distracted driver and has been paralyzed. He requires extensive rehabilitation and is making incredible headway on his road to recovery. There are no words that can express what this support means for David and his family. I am especially moved by the great sense of community that Herb and Dave have brought to the forefront – the support of the music industry around David has filled my heart with joy. Thank you to all who have contributed … and a huge thanks to Herb and Dave for their generous hearts!”
Photo caption 1: An assemblage of co-hosts, presenters and honorees on stage at the grand finale of the third annual Pensado Awards, Saturday, August 20, 2016, at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, CA. At center is David Platillero, a talented young producer-engineer who suffered a severe injury earlier this year while enrolled at the Blackbird Academy. The evening’s festivities raised funds for his ongoing rehabilitation. Photo by Chris Schmitt Photography. © 2016.