Mumbai: Singapore will be hosting the 3DX Film and Entertainment Technology Festival from 19 -23 November. Those planning to attend the festival are Brendan Fraser, Christopher Lloyd, Dreamworks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg, James Cameron, 20th Century Fox chairman Jim Gianopulos, Motion Picture Association of America president Dan Glickman, and Walt Disney Motion Pictures president Mark Zoradi.
"We’re bringing new meaning to the phrase, the magic of the movies and with a line-up of this calibre, we promise it will be magical, it will be fantastic and it will be 3D! This gathering which includes some of the world’s leading talent, thinkers, directors, producers and professionals just goes to show how important the impact of 3D is going to be in the evolution of movie making. We have all of these people coming together, in Singapore, to explore how 3D is going to dominate the world of show business and entertainment," said 3DX Festival executive producer Jim Chabin.
3D technology is already poised to enter the mass market and according to the PricewaterhouseCoopers Global Entertainment and Media Outlook, the uptake of digital cinemas and multiplexes will see spending at the box office in Asia alone grow by more than 8.5 per cent CAGR to reach $10.4 billion by 2012.
Offering a taste of the future magic that 3D technology will deliver, this inaugural event in Singapore will feature Brendan Fraser’s Journey to the Centre of the Earth alongside Sandy Climan’s U2-3D which brings the on-stage experience to a new level with the world-acclaimed rock band in a first-ever 3D concert.
In line with the Cannes Film Festival in Europe and the Sundance Film Festival in the US, the 3DX Film and Entertainment Technology Festival will offer a wide range of 3D movies from all genres. Animation and documentary films like Fly Me to the Moon, Dinosaurs 3D are suitable for family viewing, while Hanna Montana targets the teenage viewers.
The 3DX festival and forum will comprise a business forum and film festival including: public screenings, festival based showings of newly released 3-D films, international speaker sessions and a gala red carpet reception.
The Festival will be produced by Chabin Partners of Los Angeles and hosted by the Media Development Authority of Singapore (MDA) with support from the Singapore Tourism Board and Singapore Economic Development Board. Participating organizations include CNBC, Content Asia, The Hollywood Reporter, NBC Universal TV Asia, Star TV and Star Movies, TV Week and The Motion Picture Association. 3DX digital cinema and 3D infrastructure provided by Technicolor. 3DX is presented by THR Intelligence and sponsored by ST Electronics. SingTel of Singapore has been named the Official Event Partner of the 3DX Festival. More information and ticket registration for 3DX can be found on www.3dxfestival.com.