Additional Headliners Michael V. Lewis (RealD), Chris McGurk (Cinedigm Digital Cinema), John Revie (Samsung) and Mick Hocking (Sony Worldwide Computer Entertainment) Will Focus on the Future of 3D Across All Media Platforms
Title Sponsor ESPN 3D Joined By Premier Sponsors RealD, LG Cinema 3D and Samsung
LOS ANGELES & MILFORD, Conn. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — September 1, 2011 — James Cameron, Vince Pace and Tom Rothman will headline an impressive roster of Keynote Speakers at the 4th Annual 3D Entertainment Summit® in association with Variety. The announcement was made today by show producers Unicomm, a leading event management company, and The Bob Dowling Group. The definitive conference on all things 3D is scheduled for Tuesday-Thursday, September 20-22, 2011 at the Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood.
Mr. Cameron, a multiple Academy Award® winning filmmaker, and Mr. Pace, an Emmy® Award-winning cinematographer, together developed the revolutionary FUSION 3D system used on Avatar. Each holds the title of Co-Chairman at CAMERON | PACE Group (CPG), the leader in 3D technologies and production services from slate to screen. Mr. Rothman is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Fox Filmed Entertainment, one of the world’s largest producers and distributors of motion picture and television product.
Also delivering keynote addresses will be: Michael V. Lewis, Chairman/CEO & Co-Founder, RealD; Chris McGurk, Chairman & CEO, Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp., and John Revie, Senior Vice President, Home Entertainment Product Marketing, Samsung Electronics America. In addition, Mick Hocking, Sony’s Vice President of Worldwide Computer Entertainment, is confirmed as a featured speaker. For a complete list of speakers or for more information on attending the upcoming 3D Entertainment Summit®, please visit www.3d-summit.com or call 203-713-1071.
With expanded programming and a focus on the international impact of 3D, the 4th Annual 3D Entertainment Summit® brings together thought leaders from around the globe to analyze 3D in all platforms – theatrical, home entertainment, gaming, advertising, broadcast and alternative content. In addition, the conference will offer expansive footage of 3D entertainment and sports programming from all over the world, much of it never seen in this country, as well as in-depth research analysis and panel sessions to explore and quantify the global 3D footprint.
"The future of 3D will be discussed by the biggest names in the entertainment industry,” says Bob Dowling, Co-Producer and Conference Chairperson. “Ever more directors are seeing the potential of 3D as a creative choice, millions of households are adding 3D to their new TV purchasing and theaters around the world are rapidly adding digital and 3D for their respective audiences.
"As we celebrate the successes of 3D,” continues Mr. Dowling, “we will also debate 3D’s current and future global challenges with the industry visionaries who are in a position to know what is on the horizon. We’re honored by their support of our conference.”
Event organizers recently announced that Jeffrey Katzenberg, CEO of DreamWorks Animation SKG, will be the first recipient of the "3D Visionary Award." Mr. Katzenberg will address the conference via taped remarks and visual effects and 3D veteran Phil “Captain 3D” McNally will accept the award in person on behalf of his longtime collaborator. Extensive footage from the new DreamWorks Animation film, Puss in Boots in 3D, starring Antonio Banderas, (release date November 4, 2011) will be previewed at the Summit.
3D Entertainment Summit® sponsors include Title Sponsor ESPN 3D; Premier Sponsors RealD (Conference 3D Provider), LG Cinema 3D and Samsung; Official Screen Sponsor Harkness Screens; Official Sponsors MasterImage 3D and Sony Digital Cinema (Conference Projector Provider); Supporting Sponsors Volfoni and Dolby; Sponsors Polaroid, NVIDIA, IMAX, Technicolor, DDD, Strong/MDI Screens, Azuna, Severtson Screens, Mitsubishi and Jump! 3D; Event Partners KOTRA (Korean Trade Investment Promotion Agency) and KMCM USA (KOTRA’s Korea Media & Content Market); Supporter HITA (Hungarian Investment & Trade Development Agency) and International Content Provider, International 3D Society (I3DS), 21st Century, 3D for All Ltd., American Paper Optics, Doremi Cinema, Holografika Ltd., Ipont International Ltd., Korea Creative Content Agency (KOCCA), Lightspeed Design Inc./DepthQ, Marchon3D, Planar Systems Inc., Prime Focus, Reliance MediaWorks, VEFi (VideoEFX Corporation) and others.
"Once again the 3D Entertainment Summit® is proud to have the biggest names in 3D entertainment participating in our program as well as a diverse and impressive roster of sponsors, whose commitment to high-quality 3D demonstrates the potential of this phenomenon to change the face of the entertainment universe," said Unicomm's CEO John Golicz. “This year’s conferences will create one of the biggest business events on the annual Los Angeles calendar and we’re very grateful to our supporters and attendees for this great success.”
Co-located this year with the 3D Gaming Summit: 3D Gaming & Beyond®, the LA Mobile Entertainment Summit® presented by Ortsbo.com, Insight Media University, KMCM USA and the 3D & Home User Experience Technical SummitTM, the 3D Entertainment Summit® explores where 3D has been and, more importantly, where it is headed: an unfiltered, in-depth "state-of-the-industry" look at the future of a rapidly evolving global marketplace. Attendees will gain practical insight into technology developments, market considerations, adoption rates, creative and production strategies, content aggregation, as well as talent and licensing issues. The Entertainment Technology ShowcaseTM will feature over 60 of the top technology, equipment and mobile solutions providers in the 3D and mobile technology space.
Unicomm LLC is an independent business-to-business communications company specializing in originating and managing world class trade shows and conferences in underserved and nascent markets. Founded in 1998 in Milford, CT, Unicomm enjoys an impressive track record of dozens of successful show launches and hundreds of event productions. Unicomm’s properties include the 3D Entertainment Summit™, the 3D Gaming Summit™ and the LA Mobile Entertainment Summit™ all presented in association with Variety; the Travel & Adventure Show in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Dallas, Washington, D.C. and Atlanta; the Faith Travel Conference & Exposition™ and Travel & Destination Summit™. For more information: www.unicomm.org.
The Bob Dowling Group - For 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. Dowling recently started his own information and consulting firm, the Bob Dowling Group, to serve clients looking to navigate the converging worlds of entertainment and technology.
3D Entertainment Summit® -- Now in its fourth year, the world’s leading business event on “everything 3D” is bigger and better than ever as it explores the 3D marketplace from all angles. With an expanded international focus and additional programming on broadcast, television and alternate content -- this will be the largest and most expansive event to date. The conference covers the biggest 3D drivers including: Theatrical; Creative; Sports; Games; International, Home Entertainment and Convergence. And for the first time, 3D Entertainment Summit and 3D Gaming Summit will be held in the same week at our new Hollywood location. Event Date: September 20-22, 2011 at Hollywood & Highland Center, Hollywood, CA.
LA Mobile Entertainment Summit® -- The 2nd Annual LA Mobile Entertainment Summit® presented by Ortsbo.com will host the brightest minds in mobile technology, interactive media and entertainment to examine how content and rapidly evolving technology is dramatically changing the entertainment marketplace. The event is all about connecting the ecosystem among digital assets, original content and mobile platforms to reach consumers in today’s multi-screen environment. Event Date: September 20-21, 2011 at Hollywood & Highland Center, Hollywood, CA.
3D Gaming Summit: 3D Gaming and Beyond® -- Now in its 2nd year, the 3D Gaming Summit® in association with Variety will for the first time be held in conjunction with the 3D Entertainment Summit® in Hollywood. The conference will feature a jam-packed, full day of world-class programming, and highlight the latest in Gaming Technology as part of the Entertainment Technology Showcase, an exclusive exhibits/tabletops area within the event venue. Event Date: September 22, 2011 at Hollywood & Highland Center, Hollywood, CA.
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