MILFORD, Conn., Dec. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Unicomm, LLC, and Bob Dowling, former Editor in Chief and Publisher of The Hollywood Reporter, hosts of the 3D Entertainment Summit(TM), concluded the comprehensive and groundbreaking conference yesterday with a never before assembled group of industry leaders and visionaries.
The provocative news breaking event included two days of industry expert commentary, panel discussions defining business models and creative technique, 3D presentations of trailers, videogames and never before seen sneak previews of test footage and technology demonstrations.
More than 400 leading members of the 3D industry ecosystem and press from U.S., Canada, France, the United Kingdom and Japan met at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles. Attendees who will shape the future of 3D included a "who's who" list of studio executives, corporate CEOs, financial executives, agents, major directors and producers and actors discussing the opportunities and challenges of expanding the 3D industry across multiple areas including theatrical exhibition, broadcast television and home entertainment.
"After two intense days of discussion and debate, it is absolutely clear that 3D entertainment is enjoying a strong growth curve with 15% of total box office revenues expected to come from 3D movie releases in 2009," said Robert Dowling, co-producer, 3D Entertainment Summit. "With Wall Street analysts actively covering 3D, major sporting events being displayed live in 3D, leading directors signing on for event film releases in 2009 and 2010, videogame companies announcing 3D console titles, the immersive world of 3D entertainment is clearly the road to the future of entertainment."
Key 3D Entertainment Summit Highlights included:
-- Jeffrey Katzenberg, CEO of DreamWorks Animation keynote presentation on the future of 3D -- Journey to the Center of the Earth Director Eric Brevig and Producer Charlotte Huggins discussing how the creative use of 3D enhances storytelling -- Mark Zoradi, President of Disney Studios Motion Picture Group, wowing attendees with sneak previews of its 17 digital 3D releases -- David Hill, Chairman and CEO, Fox Television Sports Group, announcing Fox's 3D Broadcast of the College Football BCS game and noting his interest in the creative challenges of getting 3D TV sports to be successful. -- Director James Cameron and 3D cinematography pioneer Vince Pace together challenging the creative community to get their hands on stereoscopic camera gear and learn how to tell stories in new ways -- Blitz Games announcing new technology allowing PS3 and XBOX 360 to provide Stereoscopic 3D gaming now -- Panasonic demonstrating a prototype of a 103 inch Stereoscopic 3D plasma TV to prepare for wider availability of 3D home entertainment.
"The leaders of the 3D entertainment movement were all present this week at the event," stated John Golicz, CEO of Unicomm and the event's co-producer and organizer. "Clearly this was the one place where industry visionaries gathered to create and a new industry, paving the way for an even bigger industry event next fall."
For more information about future 3D Entertainment Summit events in 2009, please visit the event Web site at www.3d-summit.com or call 203-878-2577 x106.
About Bob Dowling and The Bob Dowling Group
For the last 17 years through 2007, Bob Dowling was editor-in-chief and publisher of The Hollywood Reporter and president of the VNU Business Media Film and Performing Arts Group.
During Dowling's tenure, The Reporter launched numerous new products, including the HollywoodReporter.com Web site, e-mail edition, weekly edition, THR East, Literary Hollywood, Festival de Cannes dailies and the Oscar Screening Guide, as well as many annual events such as the Women in Entertainment Power 100 stand-alone issue and its related breakfast event, the Next Generation ranking of prominent young executives, the Film and TV Music Conference and the reorganized Key Art Awards.
About Unicomm, LLC
Unicomm, LLC is an independent business-to-business communications company specializing in conceiving and managing trade shows and conferences in nascent markets.
Unicomm's management team has been responsible for some of the industry's most successful trade shows and conferences. Unicomm currently produces the largest series of travel events in the United Sates; the Adventures in Travel Expo. In addition Unicomm has developed leading events in the Bio-Technology, Research & Development and Mechanical Engineering, Human Resources, Transportation and other markets.
The company's "value-added" resources are the intellectual capital of its people and proprietary business practices. These attributes coupled with an intense customer centric philosophy combine to deliver world class events.
Web site: http://www.3d-summit.com/