First Name: Paul
Last Name: Kalil
Company Name: VWSE Productions
Past Affiliations: Los Angeles Dodgers - 1980-2001
Number of Golden Matrix Award Nominations:
Golden Matrix Awards Won:
Special Events: NFL Super Bowl - 35 Years; Rose Bowl- 35 Years; NCAA Mens Final Four- 10 Years; College Football National Championship- 4 years; BCS National Championship 5 years; World Series; MLB All-Star Games; NFL Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony and Game- 10 years; NFL Draft- 13 years; 1984 Los Angeles Summer Olympics; 2000 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics; 2002 Athens Summer Olympics; 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics; 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics; 2016 Brazil Summer Olympics
Achievements / Innovations: This is the 2nd time Paul has been nominated for this very deserving award. He should be included as one of the industry founders. In 1981 he was involved in the purchase and operation of the FIRST color video board in the US. This happened at Dodger Stadium. Video Board Production outside of a black and white video format STARTED with him. He has taken that and continued to develop his craft and has been a major influence in our industry, by hiring and mentoring many people who are now in charge of their own productions.
Major Milestones: I really only think one matters here when it comes to Paul. As I mentioned above, he was the among the FIRST. Not alone of course, but he set the standard when this medium was first created. It was because of his work that led major organizations, such as the NFL, NCAA and Olympics to hire him to producer their shows.
Honors / Awards: Multiple Telly Award winner
Way Nominee has Helped to Further the Industry: Paul has used his experience to mentor many people in the industry today. Those people all all very successful due to this mentoring. As mentioned above, it was Paul who most likely did the first Music Video, the first head shot, the first graphic for a video board. He laid the groundwork for where we are as an industry today.
Years of IDEA Membership: Paul has been a member of IDEA since it's inception.
Years in the Industry: 37 years
IDEA Role: Paul has always been supportive of this organization and the people involved in the organization
Character Beyond Reproach: For those who know Paul, they could easily tell you he is the most kind, generous, helpful and nurturing person there is in this business. And not to mention a great family man.
Special Consideration: Honestly, It is a shame he is not in already. If we are truly honoring those who have made an impact on the industry and the people in the industry, then Paul is the most deserving.
Nominated by: Bob Becker, VWSE Productions