(Los Angeles, CA and Milford, CT; February 17, 2010) -- Bob Dowling, President of The Bob Dowling Group, and Unicomm, LLC, a leading event management company, have announced the first major sponsors for their upcoming 3D Gaming Summit™. NVIDIA, RealD, and Panasonic are committed to the inaugural two-day event, scheduled for April 21-22, 2010 at the Hilton Universal City in Los Angeles, CA. Keynote speakers will be announced shortly for the event which is being presented in association with Variety.
“The 3D Gaming Summit™ will bring together some of the greatest minds in interactive and traditional media,” says John Gaudiosi, Senior Content Advisor to the Summit and a veteran journalist covering the gaming industry for such outlets as Reuters, AOL Games, Playboy, Wired, GamePro Magazine, Yahoo!, NBC and CBS.“It will be an exciting event where the best and brightest outline how entertainment and gaming are entering a third dimension.”
“As the leading provider of 3D technology for PC-based digital entertainment, NVIDIA is pleased to be an Official Sponsor of this year’s 3D Gaming Summit,” said Phil Eisler, General Manager of 3D Vision technology at NVIDIA.“With movies, photographs, and games ushering in a new era of dimensionalized, immersive entertainment, we are excited about the prospects of new 3D technologies and how they will forever change the way we see and interact with the worlds of our virtual environments.”
"As the 3D platform expands from film to gaming, Variety has broadened its content to cover all bases of this growing sector,” said Linda Buckley Bruno, Publishing Director of Variety.“Exciting changes are occurring across the industry and 3D entertainment is rapidly proving to be one that is shaping the future of the business. Partnering on The 3D Summit allows Variety the opportunity to cement itself at the forefront of 3D entertainment, following, anticipating and analyzing the potential of this virtual space."
3D Gaming Summit Session Topics will include:
• 3D From Cinema to Games
• How 3D Can Take Advantage of Digital Distribution
• 3D Games Play on the Big Screen
• The First Step
• 3D Games Tap into the Casual Games Market
• The Global 3D Landscape
• Consumer Market Research Trends
• 3D Laptops Introduce the Mainstream to 3D Games and Entertainment
• The 3D Living Room
• The Mobile 3D Landscape
• 3D Opens New Opportunities in the Serious Games Business
• The Future of 3D Games
• Case Study: James Cameron’s Avatar Game
3D Gaming Summit Speakers will include:
Bob Dowling, Co-Producer&Conference Chairman; John Gaudiosi, Senior Content Advisor, 3D Gaming Summit; Matty Rich, Hollywood 3D director and game creator; Ari Arad, producer, Arad Productions (videogame movies); Alex Pham, videogame reporter, LA Times; Dean Takahashi, videogame reporter, VentureBeat.com; Mark Long, Zombie Studios (game and movie production); Lorne Lanning, head of Oddworld Inhabitants (games and movies); Adrian Askarieh, producer, Prime Universe Productions; Flint Dille, game and Hollywood writer; Josh Wexler, head of Threshold Entertainment; Chris Baker, videogame editor, Wired Magazine; Michael Pachter, videogame analyst, Wedbush Morgan Securities; Ben Bajarin, Creative Strategies; Dr. Jon Peddie, President, Jon Peddie Research; Neil Schneider, President, S3DGA; Michael Cai, VP of Research, Video Games, Interpret, LLC.; Reuben Langdon, actor/producer, Just Cause Productions, Inc.; Mike Hawking, Senior Director, London Studio Group, SonyPlaystation; Gary Brubaker, Deputy Director, Academic Relations, SMU, GuildHall, Game Development Education; Ethan Schur, CMO TDVision Systems Inc, 3D@Home Promotional Chair; Dave Perry, President, Gaikai; Jerry Heneghan, President of Virtual Heroes; Bill Fisher, developer, 3D Military Simulations, QuickSilver Software; Mick Hawking, Senior Director of Sony Studio Group in London; Chris Marlowe, Moderator, Editorial Director, DeMarco Media Group; Mike Action, Engine Director, Insomniac Games; Gordon Bellamy, Senior Producer, Emerging Media, yu-co; Patrick Naud, Executive Producer, Ubisoft; Paul Debevec, USC ICT; Phil Eisler, General Manager, 3D Vision, NVIDIA, Ashu Rege, Senior Director, Content and Technology, NVIDIA, as well as NVIDIA's Bryan Del Rizzo, Andrew Fear and Paul Jastrzebski.
Additional industry partners include Interpret LLC, Creative Strategies Inc., Jon Peddie Research (JPR), S3DGA (The S-3D Gaming Alliance), International Game Developers Association (IGDA), Digital Entertainment Group (DEG), and Meant to Be Seen (mtbs3D.com), the foremost authority group on consumer S-3D gaming and entertainment.
For more information about speaking submissions, exhibiting, and sponsor opportunities, please visit: www.3dgamingsummit.com or contact Sharon Pierce, Executive Director, 3D Entertainment Group at 203-878-2577 (x104) or spierce@3D-summit.com.
The 3D Gaming Summit™ is the newest addition to the 3D Entertainment Series of events produced by Unicomm, LLC held the past two years in Los Angeles, CA. Bringing together the most prestigious group of professionals, the 3D Gaming Summit's™ unique environment will enable attendees to engage, debate and define the latest developments in gaming and entertainment marketplace. With an unprecedented group of opinion leaders, the Summit will define the opportunities and strategic options presented by 3D stereoscopic gaming. For more information: www.3dgamingsummit.com.
The 3D Entertainment Summit™ - The 2009 event, co-produced by Bob Dowling, former Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of The Hollywood Reporter, in association with Variety, was held at the Hilton Los Angeles in Universal City, September 16 and 17, and attracted more than 500 attendees. Representing a“who’s who” in 3D from top brands and all aspects of the entertainment community, the Summit drew international media coverage. Major sponsors included Sony Digital, Sony Electronics, RealD, 3ality, DreamWorks, Panasonic and IMAX. The opening day keynote was a discussion between David Cohen, Features Editor, Daily Variety, director and screenwriter Henry Selick and Academy Award winning visual effects supervisor Brian Van’t Hul for the LAIKA/Focus Features 2009 breakout 3D animated hit film Coraline. The trio focused their discussion on the creative side of 3D. Day two featured a conversation between Mr. Dowling and Jeffrey Katzenberg, Chief Executive Officer&Director of DreamWorks Animation SKG. Mr. Katzenberg highlighted to Dowling the tremendous opportunity 3D continues to present the entertainment community. The next 3D Entertainment Summit will be on September 15-16, 2010 at the Hilton Los Angeles in Universal City, Ca. For more information: www.3d-summit.com.
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 impressive track record of dozens of successful show launches and hundreds of event productions. Unicomm’s properties include the 3D Entertainment Summit in association with VARIETY, The 3D Gaming Summit, the LA Times Travel&Adventure Show, Adventures in Travel Expo in NY, CH, DC and Seattle, and the Green Travel Summit. For more information: www.unicomm.org.
The Bob Dowling Group - For the last 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 HollywoodReporter.com 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 lookingto navigate the converging worlds of entertainment and technology, with the 3D Entertainment Summit as a lead project.
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