(Milford, Connecticut--October 3, 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 3-D TV, it takes your breath away," said Sandy Climan, CEO of 3ality Digital, LLC, a production company specializing in producing live –action 3-D. "We are bullish on the future of this technology and are glad to be a part of this historic event."
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, CEO, 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, James Miller, Partner, Stereo Pictures, 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, Box Office Magazine, Andrew Oliver, CTO Blitz Games, Neil Schneider, Meant to Be Seen.
Additional media partners include, 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™
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 & 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