MTI Film takes great pride in announcing that its CEO, Larry Chernoff, is the recipient of the Hollywood Professional Association’s 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award. The HPA’s highest honor, the award is presented to “an individual who is recognized for his or her service and commitment to the professional media content industry.” The award was presented by HPA president Seth Hallen during the annual HPA Awards ceremony, November 6th, at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles.
In addressing the sold-out crowd, Chernoff spoke of the inspiration provided by his parents and about the highlights of his career from shining shoes on Broadway in New York at age ten, through his involvement in the launch of many successful post-production companies, including FilmCore, Encore and RIOT.
Chernoff shared his special fondness for MTI Film. “MTI is the culmination of everything I’ve ever strived for a company to be,” he said. “Creative, innovative, and a stable, family oriented environment where customers and employees feel at home. MTI is a company that has endeavored to punch above its weight. A company that has its roots in mathematics, its imagination in technological innovation, and its heart in artistic expression.”
He closed by thanking his colleagues, customers and family, stating, “I look forward to going to work tomorrow and continuing what has been a true adventure where I can turn to our customers and say, ‘Shine ‘em up!’”