Conference To Recognize Global Leadership Role of “Godfather of 3D”
Unicomm, a leading event management company, The Bob Dowling Group and Variety announced today that Jeffrey Katzenberg, CEO of DreamWorks Animation SKG (Nasdaq: DWA), will be the first recipient of the “3D Visionary Award.” The presentation will be made at the 4th Annual 3D Entertainment Summit® in association with Variety, scheduled for Tuesday-Thursday, September 20-22, 2011 at the Hollywood & Highland Center, Hollywood, CA. Mr. Katzenberg, a keynote speaker at several previous summits, will address the conference via taped remarks on Wednesday, September 21st at 11:30am PT. 3D and visual effects veteran Phil “Captain 3D” McNally, who has collaborated with Mr. Katzenberg on such films as Puss in Boots, Shrek Forever After, Kung Fu Panda 2, and How to Train Your Dragon, among others, will accept the award in person on Mr. Katzenberg’s behalf.
“No one is more knowledgeable or passionate about the global possibilities of 3D entertainment than Jeffrey,” said Bob Dowling, the Summit’s co-producer. “As we mark our 4th anniversary with a major expansion of our programming and sponsor list, it seems a most propitious time to honor 3D’s greatest advocate and to thank him for being such a huge supporter of the Summit since its inception.”
Extensive footage from the new DreamWorks Animation film, Puss in Boots in 3D, starring Antonio Banderas, (release date November 4, 2011) will be shown at the Summit.
The 3D Entertainment Summit® brings together thought leaders from around the globe to analyze 3D in all formats – theatrical, mobile, home entertainment, gaming, advertising, broadcast and alternative content. In addition, the conference will offer expansive footage of 3D entertainment and sports programming from around the globe, much of it never seen in this country, as well as in-depth research analysis and panel sessions to explore and quantify the global 3D footprint. A list of confirmed speakers can be found at: http://www.3d-summit.com.
Co-located this year with the 3D Gaming Summit: 3D Gaming & Beyond®, the LA Mobile Entertainment Summit® presented by Ortsbo.com, Insight Media University, and the 3D@Home User Experience Technical SummitTM, the 3D Entertainment Summit® explores where 3D has been and, more importantly, where it is headed: an unfiltered, in-depth “state-of-the-industry” look at the future of a rapidly evolving global marketplace. Together the three conferences, and co-located industry events during the same week in Hollywood, comprise the most comprehensive array of experts, research and analysis covering the 3D and mobile entertainment sectors. Attendees will gain practical insight into technology developments, market considerations, adoption rates, creative and production strategies, content aggregation, as well as talent and licensing issues.
3D Entertainment Summit® sponsors include Title Sponsor ESPN 3D; Premier Sponsors RealD (Conference 3D Provider), LG Cinema 3D and Samsung; Official Screen Sponsor Harkness Screens; Official Sponsors MasterImage 3D and Sony Digital Cinema (Conference Projector Provider); Supporting Sponsors Volfoni and Dolby; Sponsors Polaroid, NVIDIA, IMAX, Technicolor, DDD, Strong/MDI Screens, Azuna, Severtson Screens, Mitsubishi and Jump! 3D; Event Partners KOTRA (Korean Trade Investment Promotion Agency) and KMCM USA (KOTRA’s Korea Media & Content Market); Supporter HITA (Hungarian Investment & Trade Development Agency) and International Content Provider, International 3D Society (I3DS),
21st Century, 3D for All Ltd., American Paper Optics, Doremi Cinema, Holografika Ltd., Ipont International Ltd., Korea Creative Content Agency (KOCCA), Lightspeed Design Inc. / DepthQ, Marchon3D, Planar Systems Inc., Prime Focus, Reliance MediaWorks, VEFi (VideoEFX Corporation) and others.