Vision Awards

Vision Awards

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2010 Vision Awards Highlights
from Beverly Hills, California

The Vision Awards™, created in 1972, honors "People of Vision": pioneering visionaries in music, film, television, technology, medical research, leadership and music. The Vision Awards has launched the most up-to-date scientific achievements for vision, and the Vision Awards stage is a platform for daring and extraordinary accomplishments in medical research which have now begun to reverse blindness.

In 1995, The Vision Awards presented to the world the first-ever "TheatreVision™ Description for the Blind" motion picture shown in a movie theater. This movie was premiered on December 28, 1994 with the voice of Vin Scully, and on that historic date the motion picture, "Forrest Gump," proved to the world that the blind could re-enter movie theaters and watch television from their homes. It was the first-ever synchronization of audio description of a motion picture shown in a movie theater through the privacy of an earpiece (unheard by the sighted audience), and this innovation opened the doors of accessibility to the nation's 37 million blind, and 180 million people blind globally.

The Vision Awards looks forward to an end to blindness, and a continuation to celebrating the best in film, television, music, technology and science.

SIGHT is a sense that is both physical and mental™  

Barbara Walters
"Women of Vision Award™"

At the annual “Vision Awards” ceremony, RP International recognizes members of the Hollywood creative community -- producers, directors, actors, actresses, musicians and sportscasters -- who have used their “sight, foresight and insight” to create projects which bring special enjoyment and/or educational value to audiences around the world. Past recipients of the Vision Award have included: Oliver Stone, Steven Spielberg, Aaron Spelling, Tom Cruise, Jodie Foster, Tom Hanks, Joel Silver, Phil Collins, Ahmet Ertegun, Jon Voight, Carole Black, Pat Fili-Krushel, Barry London, Sherry Lansing, Michael Crichton, James Cameron, Dayna Flanagan Bochco, and many others.
At the same time, RP International also presents special awards to members of the medical, science and technological communities who have made important strides in researching possible treatments or cures for degenerative eye diseases, or who have developed equipment or technologies which aid the visually challenged. On several occasions, a special “Humanitarian” award is also presented to a person who has exhibited a special caring and giving attitude toward others.

 

 Previous Vision Award Recipients

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Robert Abel
Peter Abrams
Frank Agrama
Buzz Aldrin
Kirstie Alley
Ashok Amritraj
Air Touch Cellular
Bill Allen
Steve Allen
Robert Altman
Christiane Amanpour
American Teacher Awards
Richard Dean Anderson
Paul Thomas Anderson
Michael Apted
Avi Arad
Roone Arledge
Bonnie Arnold
Kerry Assil, M.D.
William Austin
"Avatar"
Alec Baldwin
Lucille Ball & Desi Arnaz
Burt Bacharach
Caroline Baron
J.T. Battenberg, III
Brian Becker
Harry Belafonte
William Bell
Lawrence Bender
Melinda Benedek
Gail Berman
Michael Besman
Jeff Bezos
Carole Black
Keith L. Black, M.D.
Todd Black
Blind Boys of Alabama
Ernest Borgnine
Brian Boxer Wachler, M.D.
Russell Boyd
David Boyer, M.D.
Ruth A. Bower
Ed Bradley
Scott Brazil
Albert Brooks
Paul Brooks
Martin Brest
Les Brown
Willie L. Brown, Jr.
Tim Burton
Red Buttons
Dr. Jerry Buss
James Cameron
Martin Campbell

John Carpenter
Jim Carrey
Marcy Carsey
Dong Feng Chen,Ph.D.,M.D.
Steve Chen
Alan Chow, M.D.
Vincent Chow
Hillary R. Clinton
George Clooney
Joan Ganz-Clooney
Phil Collins
Carol Connors
Dick Cook
Robin Cook
Martha Coolidge
Melissa Cornick
Robert Cort
Bob Costas
Katie Couric
Jacques Yves-Cousteau
Wes Craven
Michael Crichton
Hume Cronyn
Norm Crosby
Russell Crowe
Tom Cruise
Alfonso Cuarón
John Cusack
Stephen Daldry
Matt Damon
Lee Daniels
Frank Darabont
Clive J. Davis
Disney Channel
Eloise & John Paul DeJoria
Suzanne De Passe
Manuel Del Cerro, M.D.
Gill Dennis
Lauren Schuler Donner
Richard Donner
Lindsay Doran
Kathleen Dore
Steve Downing
David Doyle
Shelley Duvall
Clint Eastwood
Kenneth Edmonds
John Eisendrath
Dana Elcar
Mike Elliott
Nora Ephron
Ahmet Ertegun
Prof. Sir Martin J. Evans
Peter Falk
The Family Channel

Napoleone Ferrara, M.D.
Niv Fichman
Todd Field
Mike Figgis
Carmen Finestra
Laurence Fishburne
Dayna Flanagan
June Foray
Ford Motor Company
“Forrest Gump”
Jodie Foster
Jamie Foxx
Charles Fries
Joel Gallen
Andy Garcia
Christopher Paul Gardner
Gerber Products
Jennifer Gibgot
Mel Gibson
Melissa Gilbert
Sam Ginn
Danny Glover
Bo Goldman
Akiva Goldsman
Peter Golub
Mary Green
Sandy Grushow
James H. Gosnell, Jr.
Taylor Hackford
Paul Haggar
Paul Haggis
Helene Hahn
Randa Haines
Lianne Halfon
Hallmark
Robert Halmi, Sr.
Tom Hanks
Hanna-Barbera
Harris Corporation
J.J. Harris
Reed Hastings
Michael Hausman
Edith Head
Chick Hearn
Michael A. Helmbrecht, Ph.D.
Jim Henson
Gavin S, Herbert
Todd Heritage
Mindy Herman
Marshall Herskovitz
Grant Heslov
Charlton and Lydia Heston
Arthur Hiller
Steven Holcomb
Lee Holdridge

Edward Holland, M.D.
Bob Hope
James Newton Howard
Toni Howard
Linda Huett
Mark Humayun, M.D., Ph.D.
Helen Hunt
Gale Anne Hurd
Chad Hurley
George Hutchison
Industrial Light & Magic
Mark Isham
James Ivory
Peter Liguori
Peter Jackson
Nina Jacobson
Stanley Jaffe
Norman Jewison
Steve Jobs, Apple, Inc.
Ollie Johnston
Jack Jones
Quincy Jones
Nancy Josephson
William Kartozian
Jason Katims
Stacey Keach
Dave Kenny, Subway
Don Knotts
Cathy Konrad
Patricia Fili-Krushel
Ray Kurzwell
Daniel Kerner
Graham King
Stephen King
Kathleen Kennedy
Lawrence Kasdan
Casey Kasem
James Keach
David E. Kelley
Rolfe Kent
Ray Kurzweil
Jeff Kwatinetz
Patti LaBelle
Alan Ladd, Jr.
Jack & Elaine LaLanne
Martin Landau
Michael Landon
Sherry Lansing
Stan Lee
Gary LeMel
David Letterman
Robert Levi
Barry Levinson
Alfred S. Lewin, Ph.D.
Jerry Lieber

Section II:  Letters  Li through Z

Josh Lieberman
Laura Linney
Litton Electron Devices
Ida Lupino
Margaret Loesch
Barry London
A.C. Lyles
David Lynch
Baz Luhrmann
Branko Lustig
Jean MacCurdy
Mario Machado
David Madden
Caryn Mandabach
James Mangold
Rob Marshall
Michael Mann
Frank Marshall
Penny Marshall
Arif Mardin
John Marx
Marlee Matlin
Des McAnuff
Ken McCray
Chris McGurk
Malcolm McDowell
Bill Mechanic
Fernando Meirelles
Bill Melendez
Sam Mendes
Nancy Meyers
Lorne Michaels
Arnon Milchan
Jim Miller
Pat Mitchell
Mobil Oil
Gerald R. Molen
Ferzaad Moosa, M.D.
Helene Moskowitz
Dennis Muren
Patricia Murray
Gregory Nava
Kristina Narfström,DVM,PhD.
Bill Neighbors
Nelvana
Ester Newberg
Thomas Newman
The Nicholas Brothers
Rick Nicita
Agnes Nixon
Conan O’Brien
Frank O'Donnell, M.D.
Michael Ohoven
Edward James Olmos
Alan J. Pakula

Jack Palance
Andrew Panay
Alan Parker
Gregory Peck
Jon Peters
Donald Petrie
Robert Pittman
Kathryn Pratt
Frances W. Preston
Public Television
Dan Rather
Brett Ratner
Simon Rhee
Ivan Reitman
David Renzer
John Rich
Robert Richardson
Joseph F. Rizzo III, M.D.
Smokey Robinson
Gene Roddenberry
Robert Rodriguez
Mickey Rooney
George A. Romero
Roseanne
Jimmy M. Ross
Eric Roth
Gena Rowlands
SriniVas Sadda, M.D.
Diane Sawyer
Lois Scali, Esq.
George Schlatter
“Schindler's List”
Henry Schleiff
Joel Schumacher
Deborah Bonnan Schwartz
Dr. Donald Schwartz
Doug Schwartz
Sherwood Schwartz
Ron Schwary
Martin Scorsese
Ridley Scott
Vin Scully
Terry Semel
Arnold Shapiro
Woody Herman Shaw
Howard Shore
M. Night Shyamalan
Brad Siegel
Lester Sill
Joel Silver
Russell Simmons
Jane Sindell
John Singleton
Russell Smith
Robert M. Sinskey, M.D.

Molly Smith
Stacey Snider
Steven Soderbergh
Patrick Soon-Shion, M.D.
Kevin Spacey
Aaron Spelling
Tori Spelling
Steven Spielberg
Steve Stabler
Lesley Stahl
Steve Starkey
Mike Stoller
Cliffie Stone
Oliver Stone
Tom Sullivan
Rosalie Swedlin
Quentin Tarantino
Dawn Tarnofsky-Ostroff
William Tasman, M.D.
William Tatton, M.D., Ph.D.
Julie Taymor
Nancy Tellem
Rich Templeton
TheatreVision™
Danny Thomas
Frank Thomas
Steve Tisch
Larry Thompson
Thomas S. Tooma, M.D.
TNT
Robert Towne
Ted Turner
United 93
Dick Van Patten
Gus Van Sant
Tom Vaughan
Honorable Antonio Villaraigosa
Ruth Vitale
Jon Voight
Paula Wagner
Ken Wales
Lucy J. Walker
Barbara Walters
Chris Weitz
Gary Michael Walters
Tim Warner
Naomi Watts
Forest Whitaker
Jerry Wientraub
Wilfrid J. Wilkinson
John Williams
Martha Williamson
Ethel Winant
Scott Winant
Henry Winkler

Robert Wise
Fr. Boniface Wittenbrink, OMI
Stevie Wonder
John Woo
Iris Yamashita
Laurie Younger
Steven Zaillian
Robert Zemeckis
Hans Zimmer
Laura Ziskin
Joel Zwick