Beverly Joanna Wood
Managing Director, E-Film
The Technicolor-Natalie and Herbert T. Kalmus Medal, established in 1955 and sponsored by Technicolor, Inc., honors the recipient by recognizing outstanding contributions that reflect a commitment to the highest standards of quality and innovation in motion picture post-production and distribution services.
The 2020 Technicolor-Natalie and Herbert T. Kalmus Medal is awarded to Beverly Joanna Wood, in recognition of her important contributions to the creation and development of Color Contrast Enhancement (CCE) and Adjustable Contrast Enhancement (ACE) motion picture processes, based on her knowledge of chemistry, engineering, and filmmaking, designed in collaboration with filmmakers. Wood has provided luminary guidance to cinematographers through the transition from chemical to digital technology.
Beverly Wood was born and raised in Chase City, Virginia. She graduated from Mary Washington College (1978), BS in Chemistry, and from University of Georgia(1980), MS in Analytical Chemistry. Beverly worked for Eastman Kodak and Metrocolor Laboratories before joining Deluxe Entertainment in 1993. Beverly became an associate member of the AMERICAN SOCIETY of CINEMATOGRAPHERS, ASC, in 2001 and a member of the Academy of Motion Pictures & Sciences in 2009. Beverly was awarded the BUD STONE AWARD OF DISTINCTION by the ASC in 2013. Beverly and her husband Brian, have returned to her farm in her hometown and is restoring her town’s movie theater.