4th Annual 3D Entertainment Summit(R) to Highlight Wide Array of Proprietary and “Virgin” Footage from around the Globe
LOS ANGELES & MILFORD, Conn., Sep 19, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) — A wide variety of proprietary and never-before-seen “virgin” 3D footage from international content creators will be featured at the 4th Annual 3D Entertainment Summit(R) in association with Variety, it was announced today by event producers Unicomm, a leading event management company, and The Bob Dowling Group. The 3D Entertainment Summit(R), co-located this year with the 3D Gaming Summit: 3D Gaming & Beyond(R) and the LA Mobile Entertainment Summit(R) presented by Ortsbo.com, is scheduled for Tuesday-Thursday, September 20-22, 2011 at the Hollywood & Highland Center, Hollywood, CA. ESPN 3D is the Title Sponsor of this year’s event, with RealD, LG Cinema 3D and Samsung participating as Premier Sponsors. 3D content highlights will include the following
— James Cameron and Vince Pace, CAMERON | PACE Group (CPG), will show 3D footage never seen in the U.S.
— Nothing To My Name, a 3D concert film/documentary on China’s legendary godfather of rock, Cui Jian, produced by Bai Qiang through his company 3D China Ltd. (Nothing To My Name is Cui Jian’s best known song, the biggest hit in Chinese history, and marked the beginning of indigenous Chinese rock music.)
— 18 minutes of DreamWorks Animation’s upcoming 3D feature film Puss in Boots, starring Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Zach Galifianakis, Billy Bob Thornton and Amy Sedaris. Footage will be introduced by Phil “Captain 3D” McNally, stereoscopic supervisor at DWA.
— Sony Computer Entertainment’s Mick Hocking is not just talking about the first year of 3D on PlayStation(r)3, he is showing every inch of it with a spectacular all-stereoscopic 3D presentation of over 50 slides and movies. A new technology called SimulView will be utilized, which uses active 3D technology to display two completely different 2D images simultaneously (player 1 and player 2) for full screen competitive gaming with no compromise.
— Universe in a Coffee Cup, a “hypostereo” film that reveals something commonplace with astonishing novelty, and Stereo Time Lapse, a “hyperstereoscopic” 3D movie of urban Japan with a “giant’s eye view” of time elapsing, both from acclaimed Japanese director Takashi Sekitani; presented by “The Power of 3D” session moderator Jim Chabin, President, International 3D Society.
— Uyuyui by Santiago Caisedo of Bogota, Columbia, in which a live-action figure journeys through a maze-like “multiverse” of whimsical invention; also presented by Int’l 3D’s Jim Chabin
— ESPN 3D’s latest 3D “sizzle” reel, presented by ESPN keynote speaker Bryan Burns
“We are all, first, avid consumers of the latest developments in 3D,” said conference co-chair Bob Dowling, “and this year the 3D Entertainment Summit(R) is proud to offer an international, genre-bending smorgasbord of 3D content that will, I know, enthrall and delight our attendees.”
3D Entertainment Summit(R) sponsors also include 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.
The 3D Entertainment Summit(R) brings together thought leaders from around the globe to analyze 3D in all formats — theatrical, mobile, home entertainment, gaming, advertising, broadcast and alternative content. In addition, the conference will offer expansive footage of 3D entertainment and sports programming from around the globe, 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. A list of confirmed speakers can be found at: http://www.3d-summit.com .
Co-located this year with the 3D Gaming Summit: 3D Gaming & Beyond(R), the LA Mobile Entertainment Summit(R) presented by Ortsbo.com, Insight Media University, and the 3D@Home User Experience Technical Summit(TM), the 3D Entertainment Summit(R) 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. Together the three conferences, and co-located industry events during the same week in Hollywood, comprise the most comprehensive array of experts, research and analysis covering the 3D and mobile entertainment sectors. 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.
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(R), the 3D Gaming Summit(R) and the LA Mobile Entertainment Summit(R) 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(TM) and Travel & Destination Summit(TM). 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(R) — 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, the 3D Entertainment Summit(R) and 3D Gaming Summit(R) 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(R) — The 2nd Annual LA Mobile Entertainment Summit(R) 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(R) — Now in its 2nd year, the 3D Gaming Summit(R) in association with Variety will for the first time be held in conjunction with the 3D Entertainment Summit(R) 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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