Industry Leading Event Series Scheduled for June 23 – 24, 2011 in New York City
The 3D Entertainment Summit™, 3D Gaming Summit™ and the NY Mobile Entertainment Summit™, presented in association with Variety and produced by Unicomm, LLC and The Bob Dowling Group, will bring the highly acclaimed entertainment series of events to the east coast this June in New York City.
“Building on the success of its Hollywood-based 3D entertainment and mobile entertainment events, now both coasts will be hubs for networking functions, education, one-on-one interviews, keynotes and technology demos to harness the expansion of 3D entertainment, gaming and the mobilization of Hollywood content,” noted John Golicz, CEO of Unicomm. The decision to expand the core brand of 3D Entertainment Summit™ and the Mobile Entertainment Summit™ has been met with tremendous excitement and anticipation from industry executives and vendors. “New York’s rich demographics for film, broadcasting, publishing and advertising are a natural backdrop for our thought leadership conferences” states Bob Dowling, Co-Producer & Conference Chairperson.
The two-day events will be expanded in 2011 to include the 3D Entertainment Summit™, the 3D Gaming Summit™ along with the co-location of the NY Mobile Entertainment Summit™. Both conferences will provide industry leaders with a unique experience to connect in an intimate setting through the much sought after in-the-round panel sessions and to engage in debate and define the latest developments in entertainment. This highly interactive and discussion-driven format allows entertainment professionals the opportunity to gain practical insights and capitalize on the 3D explosion as well as the mobile revolution – all in one location.
Every major Hollywood studio, scores of writers/directors, industry analysts, financial analysts, gaming executives, mobile and digital strategy executives and dozens of major press have attended the most recent Summits in Los Angeles. Recently featured high profile keynotes include: Writer-Director M. Night Shyamalan (The Last Airbender, The Sixth Sense); Chris Cookson, President of Sony Pictures Technologies; Jeffrey Katzenberg, CEO of DreamWorks Animation SKG; Peter Guber, Chairman & CEO, Mandalay Entertainment; John Kosner, SVP & GM, ESPN Digital Media; Geoffrey Colo, Producer, New Media, House M.D.; Tim Kring, Master Storyteller, Executive Producer Heroes; Jeff Husvar, EVP & GM, Fox Sports Interactive; Robert Gelick, VP & GM, CBS Mobile, and Natalie Farsi, Head of Mobile, Warner Brothers. Previously, James Cameron, Director and Jon Landau, Producer of the Academy Award®-winning feature film Avatar keynoted along with Paul W.S. Anderson, Writer, Director, Producer of the Resident Evil franchise.
“After doing a lot of conferences recently, I can definitely attest to the superior organization, logistics, speakers and attendance that Unicomm makes happen” said Michelle Martell, COO, Cinedigm Entertainment Group.
“My colleagues and I enjoyed the LA Mobile Summit very much,” said Andrew Steinberg, Director, Business Development, Paramount Digital Entertainment. “The panels were informative and yielded multiple new and important contacts.”