Avatar: James Cameron to receive recognition with new movie award

Christopher Morris
Yahoo Contributor Network
Avatar: James Cameron to receive recognition with new movie award
A scene from 'Avatar'

In a busy period for James Cameron where he is trying to juggle three rather involving balls, and has also been the recipient of some rather difficult news, the 'Avatar' director will doubtless be pleased to get some good news. With Cameron negotiating over the location for the second 'Avatar' movie, putting the final preparations in place with regard to the writing of the 'Avatar' sequels, and having to cope with a raft of court cases, it will be pleasant for the hugely successful filmmaker to have a night off and bask in his achievements.

This will be possible for Cameron in February next year, when the vastly experienced director of the 'Avatar' movies will receive a prestigious award at the 61st Golden Reel Festival. According to organisers from the festival, Cameron will be the recipient of the Motion Picture Sound Editors' filmmaker award at the festival.

In recognising Cameron's contribution to cinema with this award, organisers involved with the festival recognised that Cameron has always sought to innovate and push technology forward in his filmmaking. "James has always pushed technology forward to new heights to fulfill his creative vision," stated the president of the MPSE, Frank Morrone, when commenting on the award.

Morrone went on to mark the commercial success of Cameron's movies, with 'Titanic' and 'Avatar' currently being ranked the two most successful movies in grossing terms in the history of motion pictures. He continued that the evening would be a wonderful opportunity to celebrate and recognise the legacy that Cameron has built up over his glittering career.

'Avatar' itself, aside from its commercial success, has already been a garlanded movie, having claimed three Oscars at the 82nd Academy Awards ceremony in 2010, and also with relevance to this new award for Cameron having been nominated in sound editing and sound mixing categories. It will be interesting to see what innovative sound and vision techniques Cameron will instigate and employ for the forthcoming 'Avatar' sequels; what is certain is that the director will leave no stone unturned in his quest to produce state-of-the-art cinema.

Filming on the remaining three 'Avatar' movies, at least of those to be directed by Cameron, will begin in October next year. The Golden Reel Festival is set to be held at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites on 16th February, 2014.

Christopher Morris watches too many sci-fi films, has a keen interest in current affairs, and is a regular contributor to Yahoo on television, cinema, video games, technology and politics.

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