BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) _ The creator of a film processor used in special effects is to receive a special Oscar for technological contributions to the movie industry.
Roderick Ryan will be presented the Gordon E. Sawyer Oscar at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences scientific and technical awards dinner on March 4.
The Sawyer Award, presented to someone ``whose technological contributions have brought credit to the industry,″ is named for the motion picture sound director who died in 1981. Ryan is its 14th recipient.
He worked for Eastman Kodak for 40 years, retiring as the company’s regional director of engineering in 1986. A Navy photographer during World War II, Ryan filmed atomic bomb tests at Bikini Atoll.