The Television Academy has announced that Arri will receive the Philo T. Farnsworth Corporate Achievement Award for its more than a century of designing and manufacturing camera and lighting systems as well as its development of systemic technological solutions and service networks for a worldwide complex of film, broadcast, and media industries. The 74th Engineering, Science & Technology Emmy Awards ceremony will take place September 28 in Los Angeles.
Named after Philo Farnsworth, the inventor of the first fully working all-electronic television system and receiver, the Philo T. Farnsworth Corporate Achievement Award is a non-competitive award presented by the Television Academy as part of the Engineering, Science & Technology Emmy Awards. Since 2003, this prestigious accolade has honored “an agency, company, or institution whose contributions over time have significantly impacted television technology and engineering.” The winner is selected by a jury of television engineers from the Television Academy’s Engineering Emmy Awards Committee.
“Industry professionals have long relied on the stability and versatility of Arri equipment in a portfolio that includes digital cameras, lenses, camera accessories, archive technologies, lamp heads, and lighting accessories. Along with offering exclusive technologies, Arri’s rental’s services and equipment provide camera, lighting, and grip packages to professional productions,” said the jury of the Engineering Emmy Awards Committee. “Arri cameras have connected the creativity and technology that have made filmed entertainment the premier medium of our time. Dedicated to maintaining its place in the forefront of the development of future technologies for the capture of moving images, ARRI has been at it for 100-plus years and counting.”
Dr. Matthias Erb, chairman of Arri’s executive board, expressed the company’s gratitude. “Arri is very honored to be the recipient of the Philo T. Farnsworth Corporate Achievement Award. We are very thankful to the Television Academy for this esteemed recognition. Throughout our history, Arri has been dedicated to creating the very best tools and solutions for the global production community. We look forward to many more years of successful collaboration.”
The Philo T. Farnsworth Corporate Achievement Award marks the fourth separate occasion that the Television Academy has recognized Arri. Most recently, Arri was presented with an Engineering Emmy for its SkyPanel family of LED softlights in 2021 and for the Arri Alexa camera system in 2017.