MPAA CEO Glickman delivers industry address at 3DX Festival

Mumbai: Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) chairman and CEO Dan Glickman delivered the industry address to delegates attending the 2008 3D Film & Entertainment Technology Festival (3DX) at the GV Max Hall at Golden Village VivoCity.

Speaking to an international audience of film exhibitors, distributors and industry representatives, Glickman commended the international gathering saying that it was confirmation of the dawn of a new era filled with possibility, fuelled by innovation and which will advance the timeless and global art of storytelling through the unique and profound medium of film.

In his speech, Glickman also highlighted the enduring power of movies, the increasingly global nature of filmmaking and the exciting technology-driven frontier of the movie-going experience. "I believe the extraordinary innovation we have seen here on display barely scratches the surface of the innovation that lies before us.  The future remains a mystery – and at times thrilling one to ponder – as so many filmmakers do", said Glickman. "But today holds so much promise for this art form, for the filmmakers who make it so meaningful to our modern lives, and for the industry that makes it possible and shares it with the world".

The 3DX Festival, the first-ever international film festival with a focus on stereoscopic 3D content and technologies, is currently taking place in Singapore. It comprises a business forum, film festival, public screenings and a gala red carpet event.

The Festival is hosted by the Media Development Authority of Singapore (MDA) with support from the Singapore Tourism Board, Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore and Singapore Economic Development Board and supported by the Motion Picture Association and other media organizations such as CNBC, Content Asia, The Hollywood Reporter, NBC Universal TV Asia, Star TV India and Star Movies, TV Week and Variety.

Later in the afternoon, Glickman also gave a speech to 250 students and teaching staff at Singapore Polytechnic on the topic ‘Technology, Ideas and the Global Future of Cinema’.