Unedited press release follows:
International 3D Society and 3D@Home Consortium Announce New Officers and Board
3D Content Creators and Technology Leaders Unite to Speed 3D Adoption
LOS ANGELES — The newly merged International 3D Society & 3D@Home Consortium today announced its new Board of Governors and Officers. The leadership will drive the direction and agenda for the combined organization, which now counts more than 70 member companies, and 600 3D professionals worldwide. The election took place at the combined group’s annual meeting, held at DreamWorks Animation Studios (DWA).
“Our newly-elected Board and Officers reflect an unparalleled breadth of experience across all key areas of the 3D ecosystem,” said Tom Cosgrove, Co-Chair of I3DS & 3D@Home and President & CEO of 3net. “Our combined organization and executives will work in collaboration with our global partners to advance the proliferation of 3D content and expand the opportunities for consumer adoption of this dynamic medium around the world.”
“Consumer interest in 3D entertainment and gaming is growing. Coupled with the increasing number of 3D TVs in the home and the broad range of content available, we expect the demand for 3D content to accelerate over the next few years,” said Dan Schinasi, Senior Marketing Manager, Samsung Electronics America, and Co-Chairman. “This Board will continue to identify opportunities to leverage current and future expertise in 3D production, content distribution channels and consumer education to drive 3D adoption.”
Also named were: Chair-Elect Howard Lukk, VP, Digital Production Technology, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures with Mike DeValue, Director Advanced Technology as his alternate; 1st Vice-Chair/Treasurer Kappei Morishita, Vice President & General Manager PHL Advanced Authoring Center, Panasonic Hollywood Laboratory; Vice-Chair/Secretary Pete Lude, Senior Technology Executive, Sony Electronics and Toshino Yuhaku, SVP Alliances, Sony Corporation of America as his alternate; and Vice-Chair Phil Corriveau, Principal Engineer – Director User Research Group, Intel Corporation.
Jim Mainard, Head of Digital Strategy, DreamWorks Animation (DWA); Lenny Lipton, 3D Inventor; Jim Chabin, President and CEO, International 3D Society & 3D@Home; and Pat Dunn, Dunn & Pariser, CPA’s will also serve on the Executive Committee.
Elected to serve on the Board of Governors were: Grant Anderson, Executive Director and Stereo Supervisor, 3D Technology Center, Sony Pictures; Chris Armbrust, Technical Director, THX; Matt Blute, Cinematographer; John Cassy, Director of 3D, bSkyb; Chuck Comisky, Stereo3D Design, VFX, Supervision, Chromium Labs 3D; Maria Costeira, CEO, XpanD 3D; Ron Geller, VP, Worldwide Content Relations of Dolby Laboratories, Inc., with Alternate Jana Spotts; Rick Heineman, SVP, Marketing and Communications, RealD; Kay Johansen, CTO, MobiTV; Louis B.J. Kim, Senior Manager, Samsung Information Systems America; Lily Knowles, VP Marketing, Vizio; Matt Liszt, VP Marketing, MasterImage 3D; Steve Schklair, CEO, 3ality Technica; William Sherak, President, StereoD; Lisa Truitt, President, National Geographic Cinema Ventures; and Bob Whitehill, Stereoscopic Supervisor, Pixar.
Elected Chairmen of International Committees were: ASIA: Masayuki Kozuka, General Manager of Media and Content Alliance Office, R&D, Panasonic Corporation; CHINA: Wenhua Ding, Chief Technology Officer, CCTV; KOREA: YY Park, Korea Telecomm; JAPAN: Takashi Kawai, Director for Department of Intermedia Art and Science, Waseda University; EUROPE: Jacques Verly, Professor, University of Liege; and The U.K.: John Cassy, Director, 3D, bSkyb.
“Eight of the top ten grossing movies of all time have adopted 3D as a key component to their financial and artistic success. ‘Titanic 3D’ has broken all box office records in China this year. With nearly 50 TV channels on the air worldwide, and more than 100 3D Blu Ray discs available on the market, this digital art form is swiftly colonizing an ever-increasing array of screens,” stated Jim Chabin, President and CEO of the newly combined group. “This Board unites our industry to fuel the 3D revolution.”
About the International 3D Society & 3D@Home Consortium
The International 3D Society & 3D@Home Consortium advances 3D content, products and adoption through recognition, networking, communication for professionals and consumers. With over 60 companies and 500 professional members, the organization honors the year’s best during its 3D Technology and 3D Creative Awards programs; hosts worldwide meetings, workshops and demonstrations; and manages many online resources to assist consumers and professionals to further understand and integrate 3D into their lives.
Visit www.International3DSociety.com, www.3DatHome.org, and www.3DUniversity.net to explore the full range of 3D information available.