Inglish tapped for Bonner medal

AMPAS hails him as 'superior technologist'

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences board of governors has tapped David Inglish to receive the John A. Bonner Medal of Commendation.

Inglish is director of audio and video technology at Universal.

The Bonner medal, named for the late director of special projects at Warner Hollywood Studios, recognizes “outstanding service and dedication in upholding the high standards of the Academy.”

Acad hailed Inglish as “a superior behind-the-scenes technologist.” He began his career at Disney Imagineering in the 1960s. In 1985, he was project manager for the Mouse’s Computerized Animation Production System (CAPS), which won a Scientific and Engineering Award from the Academy in 1991.

Inglish went on to produce the Mouse’s first all-CG short film, “Oilspot and Lipstick.” After nearly 30 years at Disney, he moved to U in 1996.

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He has been an Acad member since 1992, a longtime member of the Sci-Tech Awards committee and a founding member of the Academy’s Science and Technology Council.

Inglish will receive the medal at the Sci-Tech Awards Dinner on Feb. 9 at the Beverly Wilshire.