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RealD Taps Studio Veteran Anthony Marcoly As Strategic Advisor
LOS ANGELES–RealD Inc. (NYSE:RLD), a leading global licensor of 3D technologies for cinema, consumer electronics, and professional applications, today announced that studio veteran Anthony Marcoly has joined the company as a strategic adviser. Marcoly, who most recently served as President of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International, will work with senior management on a wide range of initiatives with a focus on continuing to drive growth across the company’s industry-leading 3D cinema platform.
“Anthony is a proven senior-level executive with three decades of experience in the cinema industry whose relationships around the world will help us continue to best serve our exhibition partners,” said Joseph Peixoto, President of Worldwide Cinema at RealD. “Anthony brings to RealD invaluable knowledge of both the domestic and international landscapes and we look forward to the many contributions he’ll bring through his unique perspective.”
“RealD is the worldwide industry leader in 3D cinema technology and has revolutionized the cinema going experience. I look forward to this exciting opportunity and being a member of this innovative team as it continues its global expansion,” said Anthony Marcoly.
Marcoly spent twenty six years with The Walt Disney Company, most recently holding the position of President of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International. Prior to his promotion to President, Marcoly was the Executive VP Distribution & Acquisitions at Buena Vista International (A $700 million subsidiary of the Walt Disney Company renamed Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Int’l in 2006). Previous Disney positions included leadership roles in distribution as Senior Vice President Distribution and Director level roles in Sales and Finance. Marcoly’s industry awards include Cinema Expo Distributor of the Year in 2004 and CineAsia Distributor of the Year in 1997.
RealD is the leading 3D technology provider for movie theaters, with 17 of the 18 largest exhibitors in the world using RealD 3D. As of the quarter ending June 25, 2010, RealD 3D was deployed on approximately 7,500 screens worldwide, with an additional approximately 4,000 screens under contract, and yet to be installed.
About RealD Inc.
RealD is a leading global licensor of 3D technologies. RealD’s extensive intellectual property portfolio is used in applications that enable a premium 3D viewing experience in the theater, the home and elsewhere. RealD licenses its RealD Cinema Systems to motion picture exhibitors that show 3D motion pictures and alternative 3D content. RealD also provides its RealD Display, active and passive eyewear, RealD Format and gaming technologies to consumer electronics manufacturers and content producers and distributors to enable the delivery and viewing of 3D content. RealD’s cutting-edge 3D technologies have been used for applications such as piloting the Mars Rover.