Donald C. Rogers

The 1996 Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences special ‘Gordon E. Sawyer Oscar’ for lifetime achievement in technology was awarded to Don, representing the gratitude of the motion picture industry for what was then, forty-­three years of involvement, dedication and accomplishment, a career that continues on today. In 2011 Don was awarded the first Fellowship of the Science and Technology Council for the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.

Rogers was a member of the sound crew that received Oscars for The King and I and South Pacific. During 1971-­ 1992 Rogers was Director of Technical Operations at the Samuel Goldwyn Studios during which time his Sound Department staff was recognized with 23 Academy Award nominations leading to 15 Oscars. Over the span of his career in the motion picture industry, Don has had a part in the production of over 1,000 movies.

In July 1996, Don Rogers retired as Sr. Vice President-­Post Production Services at Warner Bros. and accepted a leadership role as President of Real Image Digital, LLC. Don continues to contribute his time and skills toward the development of digital technology.

Don remains actively involved in the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, and continues to help elevate industry and public awareness of that important aspect of the motion picture art.