3D Entertainment Summit


Nintendo 3DS is back on track after the price drop from $250 to $170. With sales soaring, the company is offering more than just 3D games. Nintendo has joined forces with top entertainment companies to provide 3D videos for the portable Nintendo 3DS system. The Nintendo Video service already delivers fun, entertaining 3D videos, and now that content will be enhanced with additional videos from DreamWorks Animation SKG, 3net and Blue Man Group. The videos, like all 3D content on Nintendo 3DS, can be viewed without the need for special glasses.


The Digital Entertainment Group (DEG) has taken the first in-depth study that provides an exclusive look at the first-hand experiences of nearly 3,100 3D-compatible television (3DTV) owners. Overwhelmingly, consumers reported a positive entertainment experience, minimal price premiums, and enthusiasm about the future of 3D content. Vizio talks about its latest 3DTV in the exclusive video interview below.


LOS ANGELES -- The second annual 3D Gaming Summit: Gaming and Beyond expanded its scope to include fast-growing segments of the games industry like cloud gaming, mobile gaming social gaming, and the impact augmented reality will have on games moving forward. Highlights of the jam-packed one day conference included an Opening Keynote Interview by David Maisel, Senior Advisor to Rovio creator Angry Birds, conducted by John Gaudiosi, Gaming Summit Senior Content Advisor & Co-Founder of Gamerlive.tv; and a Featured Interview with Vince Zampella, (Call of Duty: Modern Warfare) General Manger of Respawn Entertainment, conducted by USA Today's Video Game Editor Mike Snider.


LOS ANGELES -- 3D entertainment is a clear-cut economic success story generating enormous international excitement, agreed a cross-section of speakers at the fourth annual 3D Entertainment Summit. Co-located this year with the 3D Gaming Summit: 3D Gaming & Beyond and the LA Mobile Entertainment Summit, keynote and featured speakers at the three conferences included Co-Chairmen James Cameron and Vince Pace, CAMERON | PACE Group; Tom Rothman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Fox Filmed Entertainment; Bryan Burns, Vice President Strategic Business Planning and Development, ESPN; Michael V. Lewis, Chairman/CEO & Co-Founder, RealD; Mick Hocking, VP, Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios; Roy Taylor, EVP/GM, MasterImage 3D and, at Thursday's 3D Gaming Summit, Vince Zampella (Call of Duty), General Manager, Respawn Entertainment and David Maisel, former Chairman, Marvel Studios and currently Strategic Advisor to Rovio Mobile (creator of Angry Birds).


Oscar-winning writer, director and producer James Cameron and business partner Vince Pace will keynote the fourth annual 3D Entertainment Summit. The event will take place Sept. 20-22 at the Hollywood & Highland Center in Los Angeles. As part of the summit, a full day will be devoted to video games, 3D Gaming and Beyond. Cameron worked with Ubisoft to develop a 3D Avatar game, which shipped before the number one movie of all time hit theaters.


Jeffrey Katzenberg, CEO of DreamWorks Animation SKG 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 September 20-22 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 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 Katzenberg’s behalf.


(Reuters) - Since director James Cameron's "Avatar" raked in $2.8 billion at global box offices, Hollywood has flooded theaters with wave after wave of 3D movies, but some industry watchers wonder if theatergoers are now drowning in it.


At the 2011 3D Entertainment Summit, part of CE Week in New York, Vice President of Marketing for LG Mobile Phones, Tim O’Brien, delivered remarks on technology’s important role in the evolution of entertainment. Illustrating how 3D enabled mobile devices will be the next step in the natural evolution of entertainment, O’Brien declared that user-generated content will fuel the overall 3D experience. O’Brien added that with the launch of LG THRILL 4G; all consumers will have access to this next-generation technology, breaking former accessibility, technology and content barriers.   


Unicomm is bringing its popular 3D Entertainment Summit to New York City for the first time. The event, which sold out last year in Los Angeles, will focus on all aspects of 3D entertainment, including 3D video games. In addition, Unicomm will host a simultaneous NY Mobile Entertainment Summit on the same dates, June 21-22, at the same New York Hilton venue. Both events are Official Partners with CE Week in New York, which runs June 20-25, 2011 as part of a reciprocal partnership agreement. M. Night Shyamalin keynoted the September LA conference in the video below. 

With 3D still all the rage in Hollywood and video games getting a 3D boost with big titles like Killzone 3 for PlayStation 3 and Crysis 2 for all consoles and PC -- plus new stereo and autostereo mobile 3D gaming and entertainment options like Nintendo 3DS and new Tegra tablets -- New York City is getting its own 3D convention. The 3D Entertainment Summit, 3D Gaming Summit and the NY Mobile Entertainment  Summit, presented in association with Variety and produced by Unicomm, LLC and The Bob Dowling Group, will bring the highly acclaimed entertainment series of events to the east coast this June in New York City. Check out exclusive videos from the inaugural 3D Gaming Summit below.
GUNNAR Optiks, the leading manufacturer of digital performance eyewear, has partnered with Walt Disney Pictures to support the release of their new film TRON: Legacy, while offering moviegoers the opportunity to experience studio-quality 3D viewing. The premium 3D glasses will be showcased at the WIRED Store in NYC, where movie aficionados and fans of TRON: Legacy can personally sample the glasses. The much-anticipated 3D movie opens December 17. The glasses will also bring Disney Interactive Studio's 3D PlayStation 3 TRON: Evolution videogame to life. The creators of the new film talk about the sequel in this exclusive video interview.
With 3D movies like Megamind continuing to dominate the box office, a new player in the 3D glasses market has emerged. Oakley has released the world’s first optically correct 3D glasses, OAKLEY 3D GASCAN. Utilizing the company’s proprietary HDO-3D technologies, these premium glasses have been engineered for 3D performance, superior visual clarity and signature Oakley comfort. OAKLEY 3D GASCAN will both complement and optimize the technology used in the majority of 3D movie theaters around the world. Jeffrey Katzenberg spoke of the collaboration at the 3D Entertainment Summit.
The Oscar-winning creative team behind AVATAR, James Cameron and Jon Landau, will be talking about the future of 3D filmmaking and the future of 3D in the home at the third annual Blu-Con event at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles on November 2. Leading technology providers from the home entertainment industry will also showcase the latest home 3D applications at the third annual technology, business and creative event for the worldwide Blu-ray Disc community.

The 3D TV market will spend the next couple of years establishing itself and accumulating a base of content and devices -- both TVs and Blu-ray players. According to ABI Research, market growth will start to accelerate in 2012 with shipments of 3D TV sets approaching 50 million in 2015.