Respected Journalist Peter Caranicas to Receive HPA Legacy Award
The HPA has announced that respected journalist Peter Caranicas will be honored with the HPA Legacy Award, bestowed only at the discretion of the HPA Awards Committee and HPA Board of Directors. Caranicas is the first recipient of the award, which honors inspiring leaders, mentors, influencers, and those who have made consistent and valuable contributions to the industry. The award will be bestowed on November 21, 2019 at the 14th annual HPA Awards gala at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. Caranicas has covered film, TV, media, advertising, and technology in various roles including publisher, editor, and writer for the past forty years. He has written about the birth of satellite broadcasting and cable, the rise of digital technology and the internet, as well as the advent of social media and immersive content. Currently Deputy Editor at Variety, where he has been since his appointment in 2008 as Managing Editor, Features, Caranicas is in charge of Weekly Variety’s Artisans pages, which cover film and TV crafts such as cinematography, production and costume design, sound, editing and visual effects. Well known in the industry as a trusted source of information, Peter wrote and served editorial stints Video Publisher, Videography, View, World Screen, BME, SHOOT, Film & Video, TVB, and Below the Line.