Search Museum of the Moving Image

Tom Bernard and Michael Barker. Photo: Frederick M. Brown / Getty Images.

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Michael Barker and Tom Bernard, Co-Presidents and Co-Founders of Sony Pictures Classics, a Division of Sony Pictures Entertainment, will be presented with the inaugural Envision Award, an honor to be bestowed annually upon transformational leaders in film. Barker and Bernard will be the guests of honor at a gala dinner, which will be preceded by cocktails and an awards presentation in the Museum’s newly named Sumner M. Redstone Theater. Those who have worked closely with Barker and Bernard will present clips from the honorees’ outstanding film work. They will include Candice Bergen, Jonathan Demme, Marcia Gay Harden, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Norman Jewison, Bennett Miller, Focus Features CEO James Schamus, former co-CEO New Line and co-CEO of Unique Pictures Bob Shaye.

Event Co-Chairs include Jim Berk, CEO of Participant Media; Kathleen Kennedy, co-founder of Amblin Entertainment; Academy Award-winning director Ang Lee; Michael Lynton, CEO of Sony Entertainment, Inc.; Frank Marshall, co-founder of Amblin Entertainment; Amy Pascal, Co-Chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment; James Schamus, CEO of Focus Features; Robert Shaye, former Co-CEO of New Line and Co-CEO of Unique Features; Jeff Skoll, founder of Participant Media; and Sir Howard Stringer, Chairman of the Board of Sony Corporation.

This is the first year that Moving Image will present the Envision Award. This Award recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the advancement of the art of film, achieved great success in the business, and garnered the respect of their peers.

At Sony Pictures Classics, Barker and Bernard have demonstrated their understanding of powerful storytelling and their strong instinct and deep respect for filmmaking talent. They have also had unprecedented and unparalleled business success as an independent brand within the media giant, Sony. They also opened the door for independent and art film distributors by building a hunger and demand for quality films. The Museum will celebrate all of these extraordinary accomplishments with the presentation of the 2013 Envision Award.

For more information about Bernard and Barker’s prestigious careers, view the full press release here.

Funds raised from the 2013 Envision Awards will help the Museum maintain and strengthen its education programs.

Supporter: $1,000 (one premium ticket for the dinner and awards presentation and program recognition, $800 is tax deductible)
Friend: $500 (one ticket for the dinner and awards presentation and program recognition, $300 is tax deductible)

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