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DVD PRO Announces Finalists of Discus Award

Written by Jari Ketola @ 22 Jul 1999 3:10

The organizers of the DVD PRO Conference & Exhibition have announced today the finalists in the Discus Awards for Creative Excellence sponsored by The Broadcast and Sony Elecronics. Winners will be announced at the evening ceremony on August 16, 1999 at the DVD PRO Conference & Exhibition in San Francisco, California.
"The titles nominated this year really reflect the sophistication of both the authoring tools and the developers," said Adam Pemberton, President of Online Inc. "The number of titles nominated this year grew by 80% and they are all great examples of creativity, design, and production."

The twenty-four finalists were selected from over 120 nominations. The finalists in following six categories are:

Best Consumer DVD-Video
·From the Earth to the Moon
·Ghostbusters Collectors Series
·Tender Loving Care
·Tomorrow Never Dies

Best Consumer DVD-ROM
·Encarta Reference Suite 99 DVD
·From the Earth to the Moon
·Lost in Space
·Pleasantville

Best Corporate DVD (ROM or Video)
·411 Digital North America
·1998: The Year of Thinking Different
·MSDN Library
·Philips ProDVD 170 Player DVD Video

Best Educational DVD (ROM or Video)
·1999 World Book Family Reference Suite
·Barney's "Let's Play School"
·From the Earth to the Moon
·World Book Discoveries

Best Packaging
·From the Earth to the Moon
·More Tales of the City
·Pleasantville
·The Ten Commandments

Technical Achievement
·Ghostbusters
·Lost in Space
·Taxi Driver - Collector's Edition
·Tender Loving Care

Winners will receive an engraved Discus Award and pedestal, press release and magazine publicity, and award graphics suitable for product marketing, advertising, and packaging.

For an up-to-date speaker roster and the latest information on DVD PRO Conference & Exhibition, visit the DVD PRO Web site at http://www.dvdpro.net.

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