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'Hotel Transylvania' to Headline 3D Entertainment Summit

Event management company Unicomm and The Bob Dowling Group announce an all-star line-up of exclusive footage and content to be showcased at the fifth annual 3D Entertainment Summit.

LOS ANGELES and MILFORD, CT – Event management company Unicomm and The Bob Dowling Group announced an all-star 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, 2012) 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. 

Two industry visionaries will join The Summit in spectacular 3D fashion.  James Cameron will appear in a special 3D filmed segment to accept the second annual “3D Visionary Award” honoring Mr. Cameron 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.  Mr. 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 Bob 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 upcomingAustralian shot film ”Storm Surfers 3D” with a special introductionfrom Producers Marcus Gillezeau & Ellenor Cox
  • The International 3D Society willshowcase rare, exciting 3D footage from around the Globe entitled “YourWorld in 3D”
  • “Stereotropic, “a live, immersive 3Dmultimedia 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.

Source: Unicomm

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Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.