Join us as we honor industry luminaries.


The Annual SMPTE Awards Gala will feature a red carpet, reception, and dinner in the Hollywood Ballroom of the Loews Hollywood Hotel.


Annual Awards Gala (Ticket Required): Red carpet arrivals and cocktail reception will begin at 6:30 pm, followed by the Awards Ceremony and Dinner at 7:30 pm.


The Awards Gala Afterparty follows from 9:30 – 11pm.


Remember to purchase your ticket with your conference registration! Tickets are limited!



Thursday, 26 October @ 6:30 pm

Hollywood Ballroom of the Loews Hollywood Hotel

Dress is Hollywood Glamour (black-tie optional, but encouraged)

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Journalist Sam Rubin will host the SMPTE Annual Awards Gala. With a theme focusing on Hollywood glamour through the decades, the event at the Loews Hollywood Hotel's Hollywood Ballroom will recognize individuals for their technical achievements and contributions within the media and entertainment industry.


Rubin is an American journalist who has reported on the entertainment industry for more than 20 years. He serves as the entertainment anchor for the KTLA Morning News, the leading news show in Los Angeles, and as a correspondent for Nine Network Australia and ITV in the U.K. He also hosts "Live From The Academy Awards" and is a founding member of the "Critics' Choice Awards." In addition to earning multiple Emmy® Awards, Rubin has received a Golden Mike Award for best entertainment reporter, an Associated Press Television and Radio Association Award as part of the KTLA news team's morning show, a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Southern California Broadcasters Association, and the 2013 Impact Award for Outstanding Integrity in Broadcast Journalism from the National Hispanic Media Coalition. He is the co-author of biographies on former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and actress Mia Farrow.


Along with leadership from SMPTE and the Hollywood Professional Association (HPA), Rubin will guide guests through the awards ceremony, which will recognize the evening's honorees while moving through Hollywood history from the 1950s to the present time. Guests are encouraged to dress in black-tie attire with a nod to Hollywood glamour through the decades. Upon arrival, guests will be treated to a cocktail hour, dinner, and live music and entertainment throughout the evening.

The 2017 Honorees!

Twelve new SMPTE Fellows will also be recognized during the Annual Awards Gala.


Learn about the new Fellows here.


The 2017 SMPTE Annual Awards Gala is Sponsored By


SMPTE 2017 is the world’s premier forum for the exploration of media and entertainment technology. Find out more about SMPTE at www.smpte.org


SMPTE 2017 includes three days of technical sessions, two high-tech exhibition halls, special events including the Annual Awards Gala, and the SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival, plus a pre-conference Symposium, bringing you unparalleled opportunities for professional development, relationship building, and “mind sharing.” Presenters and attendees include world-renowned technology thought-leaders.