The Digital Entertainment Group (DEG) said Friday that it will present its inaugural Vanguard Award to director Christopher Nolan at the 4K Ultra HD Summit it is producing in conjunction with the Ultra HD Alliance Nov. 6th in Los Angeles.

Nolan, who directed such blockbusters as The Dark Knight Trilogy, Dunkirk, Interstellar, Inception and others, is being recognized for his “place at the forefront of filmmakers using groundbreaking technology to deliver increased scale and resolution, enhanced color and immersive audio to film audiences both in cinemas and in the home theater,” the DEG said in a statement.

The DEG is a multi-company, multi-industry association devoted to the advancement of digital entertainment and products that bring it to the home, and works cooperatively with the UHD Alliance on 4K UHD-related causes.

The Ultra HD Alliance is a multi-industry, multi-company alliance devoted to creating standards and promoting the advancement of 4K Ultra HD content and equipment by helping consumers understand the benefits of 4K UHD with HDR and fostering the growth of the UHD ecosystem.

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Nolan will be given the award by the DEG at the 4K Ultra HD Summit, which will take place at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles.

The Ultra HD Summit will advocate and educate about the benefits of 4K Ultra HD televisions and content while highlighting the latest developments in 4K.

The DEG said the goal of the Summit “is to help consumers understand the benefits of 4K UHD with HDR and provide information about new hardware and software products for the holiday buying season.”

The program will focus on advancements in 4K UHD technology, increasing affordability of the technology, and widening availability of content. The program will reinforce the pairing of 4K Ultra HD devices and content as providing the single best home viewing experience available to consumers.

Nolan has been a longtime advocate of the best home-viewing experience available to consumers.

An award-winning director, writer and producer, Christopher Nolan most recently earned dual Academy Award nominations, for Best Director and Best Picture, for Dunkirk, which in July 2017 received the largest 70mm release in the last quarter century.

With the December 2017 release of the seven film The Christopher Nolan Collection in 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Nolan became the filmmaker with the largest number of films available in the most advanced home-based viewing format, the DEG said.


By Greg Tarr


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