Bill Taylor, a longtime visual effects supervisor and director of photography, has been voted to receive the John A. Bonner Medal of Commendation from the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The award, for service and dedication in upholding the high standards of the Academy, will be presented at the annual Sci-Tech awards on February 9 at the Beverly Hills Hotel. Taylor, a founding co-chair of the Science and Technology Council and an Academy member since 1972, is the co-founder of Illusion Arts, where he worked on the visual effects of more than 200 films including Lawless, Public Enemies, Milk and Bruce Almighty. He earned a Technical Achievement Award in 1981 for the concept and specifications for a Two-Format, Rotating Head, Aerial Image Optical Printer.
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