DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group Co-Sponsors 3D Entertainment Summit(TM)
DEG to Offer “Home 3D: Solutions and Strategies” Panels
LOS ANGELES & MILFORD, Conn., Jul 15, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) — DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group (DEG) will be a Co-Sponsor of the third annual 3D Entertainment Summit(TM), presented in association with Variety. Co-Produced by The Bob Dowling Group and Unicomm, LLC., the 3D Entertainment Summit(TM), is slated for September 15-16, 2010 at the Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City.
DEG, a Los Angeles-based, industry-funded nonprofit corporation that advocates and promotes the many consumer benefits associated with various home entertainment products, including both physical and digital media on a variety of platforms, will present four “Home 3D: Solutions and Strategies” panels on day two of the Summit.
“DEG is the leading authority for the home entertainment industry,” says Bob Dowling, “and we believe our conference attendees will find their panels both insightful about, and predictive of, the complex and relentlessly changing 3D marketplace.”
Jeffrey Katzenberg, CEO of DreamWorks Animation SKG, was recently announced as a keynote speaker at the 3D Entertainment Summit(TM). The highly interactive, discussion-driven environment allows entertainment professionals the opportunity to gain practical insight into 3D technology, market considerations, adoption rates, creative and production strategies, and talent and licensing issues to gain a better sense of how 3D relates to their future. And at the Summit’s Entertainment Lounge, attendees will be able to experience a variety of latest-product demonstrations.
Premier Sponsors include: RealD, the conference 3D provider; Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company, Sony Electronics, including its Digital Cinema Solutions group which is the official projection sponsor of the general sessions; Official Sponsors include: MASTERIMAGE 3D; Supporting Sponsors include: Samsung Electronics; Sponsors include: NVIDIA Corporation, Mitsubishi Digital Electronics, Hyundai, Technicolor, BSAT Labs (2D to 3D conversion), JVC U.S.A, VOLFONI 3D Eyewear, Legend 3D, Sensio Technologies, IMAX Corporation and Dolby Laboratories; Screen Sponsors: Harkness Screens and Strong / MDI Screen Systems; Supporters: Micoy Corporation, GUNNAR Optiks, American Paper Optics, Lightspeed Design, Inc. / DepthQ, Roxio, Quantel Inc., Spatial View and Marchon 3D; Industry Partners: Interpret LLC, ICG Magazine, JUMP! 3D, Screen Digest, S3DGA (The S-3D Gaming Alliance) and Meant to Be Seen (mtbs3D.com), the foremost authority group on consumer S-3D gaming and entertainment.
The 3D Entertainment Summit(TM) presented in association with Variety is the definitive conference devoted to examining and analyzing the burgeoning confluence of 3D and entertainment. Last year’s event attracted more than 500 attendees representing a “who’s who” in 3D from top brands and all aspects of the entertainment community. The Summit has drawn international media coverage and boasted industry leading sponsors. Reflecting its status as a “thought leadership” event, the third annual 3D Entertainment Summit will again feature Jeffrey Katzenberg, Chief Executive Officer of DreamWorks Animation SKG as a speaker. Additional featured speakers, interviewees and panels, will be announced shortly. For more information, please visit: www.3d-summit.com.
The 3D Gaming Summit(TM) in association with Variety, the most recent addition to the entertainment industry series of events produced by The Bob Dowling Group and Unicomm, LLC, featured an all-star speaker roster of industry leaders this past April. Keynotes included producer Jon Landau (Avatar), director Paul W.S. Anderson (Resident Evil), and executives Phil Eisler (NVIDIA) and Josh Greer (RealD). For more information: www.3dgamingsummit.com.
The LA Mobile Entertainment Summit(TM) in association with Variety and in partnership with the Mobile Excellence Awards, the most influential and coveted awards program in the mobile industry, brings together the brightest minds in the mobile ecosystem for a two-day conference packed with in-depth, interactive discussions. From start-ups, studios, content providers, entertainment, apps and handsets, to brands and more, industry luminaries will share best practices and discuss the future of mobile entertainment to provide a unique and deep reach into the mobile and entertainment world. More information can be found at www.lamobilesummit.com/.
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 impressive track record of dozens of successful show launches and hundreds of event productions. Unicomm’s properties include the 3D Entertainment Summit in association with Variety, The 3D Gaming Summit, the LA Times Travel & Adventure Show, Adventures in Travel Expo in NY, CH, DC and Seattle, and the Green Travel 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, with the 3D Entertainment Summit as a lead project.
Variety – Variety is the leading publication for business entertainment news, recognized and respected throughout the world of show business. The Variety Group — Daily Variety, Daily Variety Gotham, Weekly Variety and Variety.com — are all owned by Reed Business Information (RBI), the largest business publisher in the U.S. RBI is a member of the Reed Elsevier Group plc (NYSE: RUK and ENL).