Wednesday, September 28, 2011

11th Annual Film and Television Industry Reception

This year, Charlie Barth was awarded  the 2011 Jacksonville Film and Television Industry Award for his 50 years of dedication to the film industry. Charlie has shot and directed thousands of television commercials, industrial and corporate films, broadcast specials and more, and in particular became the go-to expert for aerials. It was in 1986 that he created his company, White Hawk Pictures and has not stopped since. His dedication has provided him with big name credentials such as Ford, spots with Burger King, Winn-Dixie and filming the final interview with serial killer Ted Bundy. 

 Left to right: Ted S. Johnson (2008 Award Recipient) , Dan Kossoff (2010 Award Recipient) , Charlie Barth (2011 Award Recipient), and Don Barton (2009 Award Recipient)
This is not the first time Mr. Barth has been honored for his work. He is also the 1999 recipient  of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Florida Motion Picture and Television Association. 
Andrew Howell, 2011 Rising Star Recipient

After honoring Mr. Barth, Andrew Howell stepped onto the stage to receive the " Rising Star Award," a new award created to recognize the efforts of those individuals in the industry that are under the age of 40. 
Andrew, owner and creator of Applebox Productions has been in the production industry since 1996. He has quickly become an expert in location lighting by doing work as a Gaffer and Best Boy Electric. Currently, Andrew is using his experience in location lighting to further his career as a Director of Photography. He has been part of several commercial shoots, music videos and has even been part of several  feature films, two of which were filmed last fall  titled - AFTER & The Lamp.

After the award ceremony, the guests were treated to delicious hors D'oeuvers provided by generous sponsors. 

Thank you again to our generous sponsors for making this event possible.
    AT&T, Barton Productions, Edward Jones Financial Adviser,Goodwin Production Services, Jacksonville Film & Television, Mathew's, Collabcreation, PGA Tour Entertainment,  Digital Video Arts, Enterprise Rent-a-Car, Jax Film Fest, Durham Building Materials, Intuition Ale Works, J.t Vinson Custom Clothing, Ken McCray Photography,Mario Perlata Photography, Pacific Southern Wine Company, The Fiorentino Group.

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