3D Entertainment Summit Announces David Hill, A.M., Chairman & CEO, Fox Sports Television Group as Second Keynote Speaker; Joins Jeffrey Katzenberg, CEO & President of Dreamworks Animation Inc. to Confirmed Keynote Speakers
MILFORD, CT, September 30, 2008 — Unicomm LLC, and Bob Dowling, Former Editor in Chief and Publisher of The Hollywood Reporter, announced today David Hill, A.M., Chairman and CEO, Fox Sports Television Group will deliver the second keynote address for the 3D Entertainment SummitTM, on December 2, 2008, at the Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles, California. As announced previously, Jeffery Katzenberg, Chief Executive Officer and President of Dreamworks Animation Inc. will deliver the opening day keynote address on Monday, December 1.
In the opening highlight of the event, Mr. Katzenberg will discuss the future of 3D before event attendees. Mr. Hill will deliver a presentation that addresses Broadcasting Sports to the Home in 3D.
“3D is the next great innovation in sports broadcasting,” said Mr. Hill. “HD is merely a stepping stone on the way to 3D, and when it comes, it’s going to be incredible. I can’t wait.”
3ality Digital, LLC, REALD, and Avid Technology, Inc. were announced as event Sponsors. The Los Angeles Times and Variety were also announced today as media sponsors for the 3D Entertainment Summit. Variety will be The Summit’s exclusive Industry Daily Media Sponsor while the Los Angeles Times will be the exclusive Newspaper Sponsor.
“When you look at sports on 3D TV, it takes your breath away,” said Sandy Climan, CEO of 3ality Digital, LLC, a production company specializing in producing live–action 3-D.
Unicomm LLC, and Bob Dowling recently announced the launch of the 3D Entertainment Summit which will take place at the Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles, California, December 1-2, 2008. The event is the first fully dedicated forum bringing the business of 3D Entertainment into focus.
Scheduled presenters to date include: Michael Lewis, Chairman/CEO and Co-Founder, Real D, Joshua Greer, President and Co-Founder, Real D, Sandy Climan, CEO 3aility Digital, LLC, Steve Schklair, CEO, 3ality Digital Systems, Vince Pace, Founder & CEO, PACE, John Fithian, President and CEO, NATO, Buzz Hayes, Senior Producer, Sony Pictures Imageworks, Chuck Viane, President of Distribution, Disney Pictures, Jim Tharpe, President of Distribution, Paramount, Motion Picture Group, James Miller, Partner, Stereo Pictures, Vincent Maza, Solutions Marketing Manager, Avid Technology Inc., David Cohen, Associate Editor, Features,Variety, Charlotte Jones, Senior Analyst, Film and Cinema, Screen Digest, Lloyd Walmsley, Vice President Media & Entertainment, Thomas Weisel Partners, Jeffrey B. Logston, Managing Director, Media & Entertainment, BMO Capital Markets, Marty Shindler, President ,The Shindler Perspective, Inc., Peter Cane, Publisher, Box Office Magazine, Andrew Oliver, CTO Blitz Games and Neil Schneider, President, Meant to Be Seen.
Additional media partners include LA 411, Screen Digest, Boxoffice Magazine, DC Cinema Today, Below the Line, Broadcast Equipment Guide, Digital Cinema Buyers Guide and Post Production Buyers Guide. The Hollywood Post Alliance, and Meant to Be Seen (mtbs3D.com), the foremost authority group on consumer S-3D gaming and entertainment have joined as event industry partners as well.
About 3D Entertainment Summit (TM)
The 3D Entertainment Summit is the first industry event focused on the business of 3D. The Summit will educate entertainment executives about content, creation, production, and distribution and will cover all 3D mediums including film, exhibition, live broadcasting and home entertainment. Attendees will learn how 3D relates to business practices by hearing from a dynamic group of leading experts on 3D who will provide actionable, non-hyped, real and responsible information.
The unique two-day conference format will contain a mix of general sessions and panel sessions presented by a host of industry experts and executives. The highly interactive environment will allow entertainment professionals to gain practical insight into this technology, market size, adoption rates, creative and production strategies, talent and licensing issues gaining a better sense of how 3D relates to their future.
The Summit will assemble an estimated 300 – 400 executives from a cross-section of the Entertainment industry including: Film, Television, Gaming, Content, Creation and Distribution.
For more information on the 3D Entertainment Summit, please visit the event website 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 website, 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, with the 3D Entertainment Summit as a lead project.
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.