Acad cites Lombardi

Veteran pyrotechnics expert Joe Lombardi will receive an Award of Commendation at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences’ Scientific and Technical Awards Dinner on March 1 at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel.

The plaque will be presented to Lombardi “in celebration of 50 years in the motion picture industry,” according to an Academy statement.

“His knowledge and leadership in the field of pyrotechnics and special effects, along with his uncompromising promotion of safety on the set, have established the standard for today’s special effects technicians,” the statement added.

Lombardi is the founder of Special Effects Unlimited and has been involved with special effects on more than 65 films.

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