Dolby and Paramount Pictures Embark on New Frontiers for J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek into Darkness

  Dolby and Paramount Pictures Embark on New Frontiers for J.J. Abrams’ Star
  Trek into Darkness

    Bad Robot Productions will create immersive Dolby Atmos sound mix and
         integrate Dolby Professional Reference Monitor into workflow

ShowEast 2012

Business Wire

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. -- November 06, 2012

ShowEast 2012 — Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: DLB) and Paramount Pictures, a
division of Viacom Inc., today announced at ShowEast 2012 that J.J. Abrams’
Bad Robot production of Star Trek into Darkness will use the latest technical
achievements in cinematic storytelling to deliver a new experience to
audiences. Star Trek into Darkness is scheduled to be released by Paramount
Pictures on May 17, 2013.

Dolby Atmos, the latest sound technology from Dolby Laboratories, delivers a
more natural and realis ...

Dolby Atmos, the latest sound technology from Dolby Laboratories, delivers a
more natural and realistic sound-field that moves sound around and above
audiences, transporting them into the onscreen adventure. (Photo: Business

Star Trek into Darkness will be released in Dolby^® Atmos™ to deliver a more
natural and realistic soundtrack that moves sound around and above audiences,
transporting them into the outer regions of the universe. The Bad Robot
Productions team will also integrate the Dolby Professional Reference Monitor
PRM-4200 into its pre- and postproduction workflows.

“We are in the incredible and lucky position to have access to the latest
technology, the best possible tools, and the most talented artists in the
business,” said Abrams, the producer and director of Star Trek into Darkness.
“We are therefore thrilled to announce that we will be employing the amazingly
immersive Dolby Atmos audio system to bring the Star Trek into Darkness
soundtrack to life.”

Academy Award^® winner Andy Nelson and multiple Academy Award nominee Anna
Behlmer are the re-recording mixers at the helm of the Dolby Atmos mix;
Academy Award winner Ben Burtt and multiple Academy Award nominee Matt Wood
are the supervising sound editors. Dolby Atmos is a new audio platform that
revolutionizes the experience of sound in entertainment. It allows sound
designers and mixers a new level of creative control and ensures that
audiences will experience the full impact of the sound mix, regardless of
theatre configuration. Said Mark Christiansen, Executive Vice President,
Worldwide Operations, Paramount Pictures, “Dolby Atmos brings a new sonic
dimension to the amazing visuals Star Trek into Darkness will deliver

The list of theatres selected to show Star Trek into Darkness in Dolby Atmos
will be made available closer to the release date.

The Dolby PRM-4200 has been at the center of the visual effects (VFX)
production, having been used for color-critical VFX reviews and
previsualization work. VFX producer Ron Ames reports, “The Dolby monitor
allows us to see more color-accurate and higher-quality images than ever
before right in our workspace. We’ve been able to dramatically streamline our
shot-review process, as we have confidence that the images we’re seeing on the
Dolby monitor will precisely match what we see on the big screen.” The Dolby
Professional Reference Monitor also ensures that all the incredible detail and
rich colors captured by cinematographer Daniel Mindel are accurately
represented onscreen.

“J.J. Abrams embraces new innovations and technologies that improve
storytelling. Dolby is helping the cinema industry to deliver on this vision
as it has done for over four decades,” said Doug Darrow, Senior Vice
President, Cinema, Dolby Laboratories. “We are excited to have J.J. Abrams use
these new technologies to deliver the best picture and sound to the big

Star Trek into Darkness is written by Damon Lindelof, Alex Kurtzman, and
Roberto Orci. It is directed by J.J. Abrams. Abrams will also produce the
feature with Bryan Burk through Bad Robot Productions, along with Lindelof,
Kurtzman, and Orci.

About Dolby Atmos

Dolby Atmos brings a powerful new listening experience to the cinema with more
natural, realistic sound that truly envelops the audience. It is an end-to-end
solution that helps mixers, studios, and distributors dramatically improve the
audio experience. The Dolby Atmos platform makes it easy for content creators
to create immersive soundscapes, and it ensures the best possible audience
experience, regardless of theatre configuration or the number of speakers.

Hollywood studios including Disney/Pixar (Brave), Paramount
Pictures/DreamWorks Animation (Rise of the Guardians), Twentieth Century Fox
(Taken 2, Chasing Mavericks, Life of Pi), and Warner Bros. (The Hobbit: An
Unexpected Journey) have adopted the Dolby Atmos format, increasing the count
of 2012 Dolby Atmos titles to six.

In 2013, three titles, including Gravity and Pacific Rim from Warner Bros. and
Star Trek into Darkness from Paramount Pictures, are already scheduled to
receive the Dolby Atmos treatment, with additional studio titles to follow.

International movie productions are currently in the works or will be started
in 2013 by movie studios in China, France, Germany, India, Korea, Spain, and
the United Kingdom. Acclaimed Singapore director Jack Neo’s upcoming movie Ah
Boys to Men premieres in Dolby Atmos on November 6, 2012.

To learn more about Dolby Atmos, visit

To share an educational video on Dolby Atmos, visit

To see Dolby’s virtual press kit, visit

About the Dolby Professional Reference Monitor PRM-4200

The Dolby Professional Reference Monitor PRM-4200 offers a new standard for
critical viewing applications. It renders true black levels, highly accurate
dark detail, and the most precise colors at all luminance levels and in all
formats. The backlight is an array of red, green, and blue LEDs that are
modulated individually on a frame-by-frame basis to provide full accuracy of
blacks, color, and grayscale. The LCD panel is also modulated in real time as
part of the dual-modulation process. It is the first monitor to accurately
display the full latitude of today’s high-end digital cameras.

About Paramount Pictures Corporation

Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of
filmed entertainment, is a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), a leading
content company with prominent and respected film, television, and digital
entertainment brands. The company’s labels include Paramount Pictures,
Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, MTV Films, Nickelodeon Movies, and
DreamWorks Studios. PPC operations also include Paramount Digital
Entertainment, Paramount Famous Productions, Paramount Home Entertainment,
Paramount Pictures International, Paramount Licensing Inc., Paramount Studio
Group, and Worldwide Television Distribution.

About Dolby Laboratories

Dolby Laboratories (NYSE:DLB) is the global leader in technologies that are
essential elements in the best entertainment experiences. Founded in 1965 and
best known for high-quality audio and surround sound in environments from the
cinema to the living room to mobile devices, Dolby creates innovations that
enrich entertainment at the movies, at home, or on the go. For more
information about Dolby Laboratories or Dolby technologies, please visit

Dolby and the double-D symbol are registered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
Dolby Atmos is a trademark of Dolby Laboratories. All other trademarks remain
the property of their respective owners. S12/26247 DLB-G

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