3D Conferences Slated for September and December

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Wed, 08/27/2008 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

Those involved in both the creative and business aspects of 3D can look forward to two important events taking place this September and December. 3D Biz-Ex September 29-October 1 2008
 Running September 29-October 1 2008 3D Biz-Ex is a big tent event that brings together developers providers and customers in all 3D market and application segments. A full three-day agenda loaded with information entertainment and education is planned. The event features an opening day of tutorial seminars followed by two days of presentations exhibits and networking with the leaders in the stereoscopic 3D industry. This year the conference is in the heart of Hollywood at the Sheraton Universal Hotel in Los Angeles California. This event will: •    Showcase the full scope of the diverse 3D industry •    Enable cross-application communication •    Create networking with other leaders in the industry •    Develop technology/solution partnerships •    Help customers understand the maturity and benefits of 3D solutions •    Allow leaders to understand the key business issues facing market expansion •    Enable greater understanding of technology innovations market dynamics and strategic opportunities In addition to technology application and business presentations from 3D professionals 3D Biz-Ex will feature two high-level panel discussions: •    Fly Me to the Moon Panel: Illuminata Picture's Domonic Paris (creator/writer/executive producer) Mimi Maynard (producer voice directing voice casting) and Gina Gallo (creator producer voice casting/directing) will discuss 3D film making from concept to theater. •    3D Digital Cinema Panel Discussion: Leaders in the digital cinema industry will discuss why 3D is becoming a very important element in their strategic thinking. Current and evolving business models new Hollywood 3D movies and 3D sports alternative entertainment and trends in technology will all be discussed.   Opening day seminars for attendees unfamiliar with the industry will cover the basics of stereoscopic displays through to the creation of 3D content process and techniques. Industry leaders including Jerry Marks Art Berman and Greg Passmore will share experience and knowledge with the attendees. Two tracks ensure something for those who make content and need to understand how it will be displayed as well as those who make displays and try to understand how the content is created and transferred. The $350 fee allows attendees to go to any of the seminars they desire. 3D Entertainment Summit December 1-2 2008 Also on the docket is the 3D Entertainment Summit the industry’s first 3D entertainment conference focusing on business strategy and innovation. 3D Entertainment Summit was recently launched by entertainment veterans Bob Dowling (former editor-in-chief and publisher of the Hollywood Reporter and president of the Bob Dowling Group) along with Connecticut-based event management company Unicomm LLC.  Focused entirely on 3D film video gaming and home entertainment markets 3D Entertainment Summit is the industry’s first business event exclusively designed to address both the long and short term business strategies affecting this emerging marketplace.  The event is scheduled for December 1-2 2008 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills California.

As an increasing number of new major motion pictures are released in 3D many of the top studios and prestigious filmmakers have not only embraced this technology but have committed to incorporating 3D as part of their artistic and long-term economic plans.  
 Jeffery Katzenberg chief executive officer and president of Dreamworks Animation Inc. will introduce the event and provide opening comments to event attendees. 

The next generation of 3D represents a dazzling new innovation in filmmaking and film going ” says Katzenberg.  “What our filmmakers are able to create using these new state of the art digital tools is absolutely amazing. To date there have been two great revolutions in movies from silent film to talkies and from black-and-white to color. The next revolution arrives in 2009 when movies go from 2D to 3D.

 The 3D Entertainment Summit is dedicated to the promotion and education of 3D technology marketing and distribution. It's the one place where individuals and organizations will find out who stands to gain or lose from the success of the 3D entertainment revolution.
“The 3D Entertainment Summit is this year's most crucial educational and networking event for developing business strategies to harness the explosion in 3D entertainment ” says Dowling.
The purpose of the summit is two-fold.
First attendees from all facets of the industry will come to gain insight education and a vision of how things will evolve what strategies they can implore to leverage this opportunity and how the creation marketing and distribution supply chain will coalesce to feed 3D demand.
Of equal importance a highly successful sponsorship program was created so that pioneering companies who are in the forefront of this technology can continue to gain market awareness and most importantly educate the relevant stakeholders in the entertainment and motion picture theater industry about their products.
 “3D entertainment continues to make a fundamental impact in the entertainment industry from conception to production from directing to distribution ” says John Golicz chief executive officer of Unicomm. “More than any other technology 3D is about to change everything.”
The 3D Entertainment Summit brings filmmakers studio executives media financial analysts associations and industry stakeholders together in one place at one time all focused and ready to learn how this technology needs to be part of their long-term business plans.
Highlighting the event will be a sophisticated three track conference program featuring over 20 sessions and over 50 speakers all exclusively focused on 3D and geared to deliver leading insights market direction and business strategies.  
The event’s unique format will include breakout forums covering strategic business issues in technology content production/post production and playback and distribution. Attendees will learn from the experts in sessions covering topics such as: •    3D filming: Art or Technology? •    Consumer demand: How much more will they pay? •    Production hurdles: What do I need to buy and how much more am I going to spend?   •    Winning in the theater: How and what technology will theater owners adopt?   •    Is 3D a fad or is it here to stay? •    Technology: Where do you bet and how do you win? •    Will the studios lead the pack? •    Blu-ray on demand: When will 3D hit the home? •    Animation and 3D: Where is the future going and who is leading the pack? •    Will 3D win over Wall Street? Where is the 3D market and just how big is it? •    3D & gaming: How professional cinema influences the gaming industry. To enhance industry interaction the event’s organizers have developed a unique showcase area of the event to allow technology and service vendors to meet with industry stakeholders to discuss business issues demonstrate products and build partnerships. Key sponsors will highlight 3D technology providing brief viewing shorts prior to general sessions. 

3D Entertainment Summit www.3D-Summit.com