3D Entertainment Summit, Film Technology Summit and MultiScreen Summit Open
Sept. 19-20 at the Hollywood and Highland Center in Hollywood
Massive One-Stop Experience for All Film, TV And Digital Media Trends With Top
Companies, Panels and Never Before Seen Content
3D Entertainment Summit 2012
LOS ANGELES -- September 14, 2012
Unicomm, a leading event management company, and The Bob Dowling Group, in
Association with Variety, today announced top speakers and content for its
massive confab, three shows in one location, September 19-20 at the Hollywood
and Highland Center in Hollywood.
The 2012 MultiScreen Summit^TM examines the battling marketplace between
screens, devices, distributors and content creators, offering practical
solutions to the media industry and to brands on how to engage with the
connected, yet elusive consumer. MultiScreen will be headlined by top content
creators, distributors, technology providers and brands including Kevin
Morrow, Vice President Strategic Partnerships, Samsung Media Solutions Center
America (MSCA); David Lucatch, CEO, Ortsbo, Coleman Breland, COO of Turner
Network Sales, Turner Broadcasting Systems; Tim Kring, Master Storyteller,
Executive Producer, "Touch;" Brian Seth Hurst, CEO of Opportunity Management
Company; Michael Pachter, Research Analyst, Wedbush Securities; Chris McGurk,
CEO, Cinedigm and Jordan Levin, President, Alloy Digital and CEO, Generate.
The MultiScreen conference program will explore:
*Over The Top Content (OTT)
*Monetization opportunities and strategy
*Marketing and advertising content across platforms
*Distribution models and windows
*Industry focus groups on gaming, music, publishing, sports and retail
Variety’s Film Technology Summit, Sept. 20, will be headlined by major studio
production chiefs, creative talent and technology leaders who will identify
how to succeed in filmmaking in the digital age. There will be sessions
covering today’s critical issues such as the arrival of higher frame rates, 4K
filmmaking, object-oriented sound; the latest in previsualization and virtual
production techniques; and more. High-profile speakers include Victoria
Alonso, Executive Producer and Executive Vice President of Visual Effects &
Post Production Marvel Studios; Darcy Antonellis, President and Chief
Technology Officer, Warner Bros. Technical Operations, Warner Bros.
Entertainment; Jim Beshears, Head of Post-Production, DreamWorks Animation;
Andy Hendrickson, Chief Technology Officer at Walt Disney Animation; Michael K
O’Brien, Effects Technical Lead at Pixar; and Ty Warren, EVP Physical
Production, Legendary Pictures, and many more.
The 3D Summit, produced by Unicomm and Bob Dowling in association with
Variety, is the premiere source for 3D film and TV, and will feature such
speakers as Joe Letteri, Senior Visual Effects Producer, Weta Digital; Peter
Lude, SVP of Engineering for Sony Electronics Professional Business/President,
SMPTE; Richard Cooper, Principle Analyst, Video, IHS Screen Digest and Von
Williams, Stereographic Lead at Sony Pictures Imageworks.
Unlike other events, the 3D Entertainment Summit is focused on how the 3D
entertainment transformation is affecting the business of entertainment. The
3D Entertainment Summit will examine emerging topics in 3D technology such as:
*Laser light sources
*Glassless 3D sets
*3D at home market update
*Alternative venues and applications
*3D opportunity in China and beyond
The 3D Entertainment Summit also features an array of special presentations,
exclusive content and sneak peeks including:
*Barry Sandrew, Ph.D, Founder and CCO/CTO of Legend3D, will be showing 3D
“Top Gun” footage Tony Scott color timed and officially wrapped last month
*Extensive footage from the new Sony Pictures Animation film “Hotel
Transylvania” directed by Genndy Tartakovsky and featuring the voices of
Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg and Selena Gomez (release date September 28,
2012) will be shown at The Summit, with a special introduction from the
film’s 3D Stereographic Lead Von Williams.
*Two industry visionaries joining The Summit in spectacular 3D fashion.
James Cameron will appear with Vince Pace in a special 3D filmed segment
to accept the second annual "3D Visionary Award" honoring Mr. Cameron for
his extraordinary leadership and work in the 3D industry.
*The recipient of the inaugural “3D Visionary Award,” Jeffrey Katzenberg,
CEO, DreamWorks Animation SKG (Nasdaq: DWA), will also appear via an
exclusive one-on-one interview shot in 3D. Mr. Katzenberg will address the
state of the 3D industry in 2012 and the road ahead.
Top sponsors for the three Summits include Ortsbo, RealD, Samsung and Ultra-D.
MultiScreen Summit^®--As the business opportunity grows from enhanced consumer
engagement with screens, so does the competition. The rules continue to change
at a rapid pace, making business and financial models unstable. The
MultiScreen Summit examines the competitive marketplace between screens,
devices, distributors and content creators, offering practical solutions to
the media industry and to brands on how to engage with the connected, yet
Unicomm LLCis 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 the3D
Entertainment Summit™, the3D Gaming Summit™and theMultiScreen Summit™all
presented in association withVariety; theTravel & Adventure Showin Los
Angeles, New York, Chicago, Dallas and Washington, D.C. For more
The Bob Dowling Group-- For 17 years through 2007, Bob Dowling was
editor-in-chief and publisher ofThe Hollywood Reporterand president of the
VNU Business Media Film and Performing Arts Group. During Dowling's tenure,
The Reporter launched numerous new products, including
theHollywoodReporter.comWeb 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 fifth 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. Event Date:
September 20-21, 2012 at Hollywood & Highland Center, Hollywood, CA.
Variety-Varietyis the leading publication for business entertainment news,
recognized and respected throughout the world of show business. The Variety
Group –Daily Variety,DailyVariety Gotham,Weekly VarietyandVariety.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).
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