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Katzenberg to Receive 3D Visionary Award

The organizers of the 4th Annual 3D Entertainment Summit announced that Jeffrey Katzenberg, CEO of DreamWorks Animation SKG, will be the first recipient of its 3D Visionary Award.

For more information visit: www.3d-summit.com


Unedited press release follows:

4th Annual 3D Entertainment Summit® to Honor Jeffrey Katzenberg with 3D Visionary Award

Conference to Recognize Global Leadership Role of “Godfather of 3D”
3D Entertainment Summit 2011

LOS ANGELES & MILFORD, Conn.–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.

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 LA Mobile Entertainment Summit® all presented in association with Variety; the Travel & Adventure Show in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Dallas, Washington, D.C. and Atlanta; the Faith Travel Conference & Exposition™ and Travel & Destination Summit™. For more information: www.unicomm.org.

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 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 looking to navigate the converging worlds of entertainment and technology.

3D Entertainment Summit® — Now in its fourth 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. And for the first time, the 3D Entertainment Summit® and 3D Gaming Summit® will be held in the same week at our new Hollywood location. Event Date: September 20-22, 2011 at Hollywood & Highland Center, Hollywood, CA.

LA Mobile Entertainment Summit® — The 2nd Annual LA Mobile Entertainment Summit® presented by Ortsbo.com will host the brightest minds in mobile technology, interactive media and entertainment to examine how content and rapidly evolving technology is dramatically changing the entertainment marketplace. The event is all about connecting the ecosystem among digital assets, original content and mobile platforms to reach consumers in today’s multi-screen environment. Event Date: September 20-21, 2011 at Hollywood & Highland Center, Hollywood, CA.

3D Gaming Summit: 3D Gaming and Beyond® — Now in its 2nd year, the 3D Gaming Summit® in association with Variety will for the first time be held in conjunction with the 3D Entertainment Summit® in Hollywood. The conference will feature a jam-packed, full day of world-class programming, and highlight the latest in Gaming Technology as part of the Entertainment Technology Showcase, an exclusive exhibits/tabletops area within the event venue. Event Date: September 22, 2011 at Hollywood & Highland Center, Hollywood, CA.

Variety – 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 Variety.com – 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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