3D Entertainment Summit Announces Event Line-Up

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Thu, 08/30/2012 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

Unicomm and the Bob Dowling Group have announced the line-up of exclusive footage and content to be showcased at the fifth annual 3D Entertainment Summit September 19-20 at the Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood. 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) will be shown at the summit with a special introduction from the film’s 3D stereographic lead Von Williams.
  Williams previously served as a stereographic layout artist at Sony Pictures Imageworks on features such as Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and Aardman’s Arthur Christmas.  His earlier credits include The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe Garfield Brad Bird’s The Iron Giant and DreamWorks Animation’s Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron.  Williams who graduated from the Columbus College of Art & Design has been teaching camera tracking and animation at the Santa Monica City College since 2004.  
 James Cameron will appear in a special 3D filmed segment to accept the second annual 3D Visionary Award honoring him for his extraordinary leadership and work in the 3D industry. The recipient of the inaugural 3D Visionary Award Jeffrey Katzenberg CEO DreamWorks Animation SKG will also appear via an exclusive one-on-one interview shot in 3D. Katzenberg will address the state of the 3D industry in 2012 and the road ahead.  
  “We are honored to have such great footage at The Summit from studios like Sony Pictures and to have industry visionaries like James Cameron and Jeffrey Katzenberg film special segments for our conference ” said Dowling content chair 3D Entertainment Summit.  “This year’s Summit will include a balance of great 3D content before it is shown in theaters and homes around the world and 3D content exclusive to The Summit.”  
  Additional content at the 2012 3D Entertainment Summit will include: A special presentation of the upcoming Australian shot film Storm Surfers 3D with a special introduction from Producers Marcus Gillezeau & Ellenor Cox The International 3D Society will showcase rare 3D footage from around the globe entitled Your World in 3D Stereotropic a live immersive 3D multimedia musical performance the first of its kind with Saint Motel produced by Creative Agency World War Seven “We are providing a comprehensive look at 3D from theatrical and home video footage to experimental experiences for clubs and venues ” said John Golicz CEO Unicomm.  “We have set out to find programming and content that reflects the wider range of the 3D industry.”  Sponsors for the 3D Entertainment Summit are premier sponsors RealD (conference 3D provider) Ultra D; official sponsor MasterImage 3D and Sony Digital Cinema 4K (conference projector provider); official screen sponsor is Strong/MDI Screens; supporting sponsors Dolby 3D; sponsors Volfoni Technicolor SD Entertainment Jump3D and Rogers & Cowan. Supporters are AMD DDD Doremi VFxi Zco Digital Domain Da Vinci 3D and Gadmei.  The 3D Entertainment Summit runs concurrent with the MultiScreen Summit which 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 elusive consumer.