Fifth Annual 3D Entertainment Summit Announces 3D Content Featuring Sony Pictures Animation's "Hotel Transylvania"

James Cameron, Jeffrey Katzenberg to Appear in 3D for One-on-One Interviews; Exclusive Content to be Shown During the Two-Day Conference

LOS ANGELES and MILFORD, Conn., Aug. 16, 2012 — (PRNewswire) — Unicomm, a leading event management company, and The Bob Dowling Group announced today 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 (Nasdaq: DWA), 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 upcoming Australian shot film "Storm Surfers 3D" with a special introduction from Producers Marcus Gillezeau & Ellenor Cox
  • The International 3D Society will showcase rare, exciting 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.

Unicomm LLC is an independent business-to-business communications company specializing in originating and managing world class trade shows and conferences in underserved and nascent markets. Founded in 1998 in Milford, CT, Unicomm enjoys an impressive track record of dozens of successful show launches and hundreds of event productions. Unicomm's properties include the 3D Entertainment Summit™, the 3D Gaming Summit™ and the MultiScreen Summit™ all presented in association with Variety; the Travel & Adventure Show in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Dallas, Washington, D.C. Atlanta; the Faith Travel Conference & Exposition™ and Travel & Destination Summit™. For more information:

The Bob Dowling Group
For 17 years through 2007, Bob Dowling was editor-in-chief and publisher of The Hollywood Reporter and president of the VNU Business Media Film and Performing Arts Group. During Dowling's tenure, The Reporter launched numerous new products, including the Web site, e-mail edition, weekly edition, THR East, Literary Hollywood, Festival de Cannes dailies and the Oscar Screening Guide, as well as many annual events such as the Women in Entertainment Power 100 stand-alone issue and its related breakfast event, the Next Generation ranking of prominent young executives, the Film and TV Music Conference and the reorganized Key Art Awards. Dowling recently started his own information and consulting firm, the Bob Dowling Group, to serve clients looking to navigate the converging worlds of entertainment and technology.

3D Entertainment Summit®
Now in its fifth year, the world's leading business event on "everything 3D" is bigger and better than ever as it explores the 3D marketplace from all angles. With an expanded international focus and additional programming on broadcast, television and alternate content -- this will be the largest and most expansive event to date. The conference covers the biggest 3D drivers including: Theatrical; Creative; Sports; Games; International, Home Entertainment and Convergence. Event Date: September 19-20, 2012 at Hollywood & Highland Center, Hollywood, CA

Variety is the leading publication for business entertainment news, recognized and respected throughout the world of show business. The Variety Group – Daily Variety, Daily Variety Gotham, Weekly Variety and – are all owned by Reed Business Information (RBI), the largest business publisher in the U.S. RBI is a member of the Reed Elsevier Group plc (NYSE: RUK and ENL).

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