Lifetime Achievement Awards February 3, 2018

Online registration is now closed. If you wish to purchase a ticket in advance, please contact the SOC Office at 818-563-9110 or

Tickets are $260 each and will also be available “At the Door” for purchase with cash or credit card.
If you’d like to book a table for $2,600 please contact the SOC office.

You are cordially invited to the Society of Camera Operators Lifetime Achievement Awards, Saturday February 3, 2018 at the Loews Hollywood Hotel, Hollywood, California.

Ari Robbins, George Billinger, Phillip Caruso and Garrett Brown at the 2017 Society Of Camera Operators Awards

Included in the ticket price is a hosted pre-reception, a three course sit down dinner, the Awards ceremony, a tribute book, and the after party at Preston’s in the Loews Hollywood. The event is black tie. Valet parking is available through the entrance of the Loews Hollywood Hotel for $20 or self-parking is available at the Hollywood and Highland parking complex, a short walk from the hotel, for $15.

The hosted pre-reception and red carpet will open at 5:00pm, and the the sit down dinner and Awards show will begin immediately after.  Following the Awards show, the after party will be hosted at Preston’s in the Loews Hollywood Hotel.

For out of town guests, the SOC has a discounted room rate at the Loews Hollywood Hotel at $259 per night, plus tax. The room block is extremely limited – either book online at, or by calling 1-855-563-9749 and requesting the Society of Camera Operators Room Block.

Actor Michael Keaton at the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Awards

Upon arrival, please make your way to the Hollywood Ballroom on the mezzanine level.  Please either bring your tickets, delivered through your confirmation email, on your phone or in hard copy, or bring a photo ID to check in and receive your table assignment.

Directions to the Loews Hollywood Hotel

If you have any questions, please contact the SOC office: (818) 563-9110.

If you are interested in sponsorship or Tribute book advertising, please contact Derek Settler,, 818-563-9110, or Kristin Petrovich,, 818-388-2306.

We look forward to celebrating the art and craft of the operator and crew while supporting our charity, The Vision Center at The Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.


SOC Awards Committee

socawardsGeorge Billinger, SOC
Mitch Dubin, SOC
Dan Gold, SOC
Bill McClelland, SOC
Dave Thompson, SOC
Dan Turrett, SOC