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Irwin Young is Chairman of the Board of DuArt Film Laboratories and DuArt Video, Inc., in New York City, and President of Western Broadcasting WOLE (Channel 12) Aquadilla-Mayaguez, Puerto Rico.
Young's interest in motion pictures extends to all aspects of the industry, including science, technology, and entertainment. Young also keeps his hand in the creative end of the industry. His producer credits include "Nothing But A Man", a double prize-winner at the 1964 Venice Film Festival; "Alambrista!,” winner of the 1978 Camera d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival and of the Gran Concha de Oro at the San Sebastian Film Festival; "The Maze," a 30-minute documentary that received the Blue Ribbon Award at the American Film Festival; and “Caught,” starring Edward James Olmos and Maria Conchita Alonso, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 1996, and was released by Sony Pictures Classics. He also served as Executive Producer of "American Me," starring Edward James Olmos, and released by Universal Studios in 1992.
Young has been with DuArt since graduating from Lehigh University in 1950. During his over 50 years in the film industry he has been the recipient of a number of awards, including the Gordon E. Sawyer Award (Oscar) from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the SMPTE Progress Medal, the New York State Governor's Arts Award, and the IFP's first Gotham "Lifetime Achievement Award."
He has served as President of the Film Society of Lincoln Center, Inc.; President of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE); three-term President of the Association of Cinema and Video Laboratories (ACVL); Chairman and Board Member of the Moving Image Inc. (Film Forum, NYC); as a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Technical Achievement Awards Committee; The Colorado Council on The Arts and Humanities; and The New York State Council of the Arts.
Young is a fellow of the SMPTE, and the British Kinematograph Sound and Television Society (BKSTS), and is still a very active member of SMPTE.
DuArt's Chairman Irwin Young, has been a longtime supporter of the Nuremberg restoration project. He first began to advise Sandra Schulberg on possible approaches to the restoration in 2004.
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