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James Cameron to Receive BLUE's Lifetime Achievement in Ocean Filmmaking Award
Filmmaker James Cameron will be honored with the Award for Lifetime Achievement in Ocean Filmmaking at BLUE Ocean Film Festival’s Legacy Awards Dinner.
In addition to producing many of Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters, Cameron’s passion for diving and ocean exploration led him to produce a number of the most memorable and widely viewed ocean films of our time, including Titanic, The Abyss, Titanic: The Final Word with James Cameron, Volcanoes of the Deep Sea, Expedition: Bismark, Titanic Adventure and Ghosts of the Abyss. Titanic, produced in 1997, still holds the number two all time box office record behind Cameron’s own Avatar.
Cameron continues to push the boundaries of underwater exploration and filmmaking with his latest expedition—Deepsea Challenge—sponsored by National Geographic Foundation and Rolex. This past spring Cameron incorporated the 3D filmmaking technology he perfected for Avatar into the submarine that helped him become the first solo person to dive to the deepest known point in the ocean; the Mariana Trench. The expedition story will be shared in an upcoming National Geographic film.
The Legacy Awards Dinner will be an exclusive event for Benefactor Passholders and major industry sponsors. Following the dinner, BLUE Whale Passholders are invited to join BLUE for a Legacy Awards Reception celebrating the accomplishments of these two groundbreaking ocean explorers and advocates.