03.08.2012 10:11 AM
SMPTE to Sponsor Cinema Technology Summit at NAB Show
VEGAS—The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers will sponsor a
two-day “Technology Summit on Cinema” at the Las Vegas Convention Center, April
14-15 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, just prior to the opening of the NAB
with the theme, “Advances in Image and Sound,” the annual event, (formerly the Digital Cinema
Summit”), will bring together
the world’s leading motion imaging researchers, scientists, practitioners and manufacturers.
The event will also include filmmakers, movie theater operators, manufacturers
and other experts focused on advancing the state of the art in cinema.
Topics will include a discussion on making the cinema
experience more accessible to the disabled, moderated by Paul Heary of Sony
Electronics and featuring panelists Nancy Linke-Ellis of Captionfish and
Michael Karagosian of MKPE Consulting. SMPTE Fellow Mark Schubin will moderate
a panel on Alternative Content Distribution, focusing on digital cinemaplexes
exhibiting non-cinematographic content such as operas and sports events.
Panelists will include Elizabeth Scott, executive producer for Major League
Baseball on the Oscar-nominated film “Moneyball”
and the Chief Media and Digital Officer for the Lincoln Center for the
Performing Arts; Barbara Mortensen, an industry veteran who negotiates directly
with producers, distributors, and exhibitors to bring alternative content to
cinema screens; Lenny Laxer, Vice President, All-Mobile Video; Bob Fiorella,
COO, Cinedigm Entertainment Group; and Patrick Leon, Senior Manager Business
Development, Sony Digital Cinema Services.
SMPTE Executive Vice President Wendy Aylsworth will moderate
a panel on Higher Frame Rate Stereoscopic 3D, covering the scientific,
technical and business issues related to 3D. There will also be panel
discussions on content protection and 4K production.
To register for the conference, visit www.smpte.org/tsc2012