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Rob Sim to receive 2014 DGC Honourary Life Member Award

(Presented by Gold Sponsor, BellMedia)

July 3, 2014

Rob Sim DGC Each year, the award is presented to an individual (Member or non-Member) whose outstanding contribution to the industry has had a major beneficial impact on the Guild and Guild members. This year’s recipient is ROB SIM of SIM Digital.

In 1982, Rob Sim co-founded Sim Video (now known as SIM Digital) with the intention of providing film and broadcast producers with the latest in video equipment rentals. His pioneering leadership helped propel the company forward to become the first rental house in Canada to offer High Definition cameras and production equipment. His dedication and commitment to new technologies drove SIM to further expand its services to include digital cinema and broadcast cameras, lenses and post production tools.

In May 2013, SIM Digital acquired PS Production Services Ltd. one of Canada’s largest lighting and grip companies, with offices in Vancouver, Toronto and Halifax. The addition of PS further strengthened SIM’s global position as the most comprehensive service provider for the motion picture and television industry. Today, SIM Digital has grown from a small start-up to a leading global supplier of production equipment and workflow services. Rob has been instrumental in driving the Canadian film and television industry forward. In 2011, he received the prestigious Bill Hilson Award by the Canadian Society of Cinematographers for outstanding service contributing to the development of the motion picture industry. Rob continues to stay true to SIM’s founding philosophy- always delivering the very best equipment, service and support to each and every client.