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DreamWorks, Fox, Sky 3D execs line up to speak at inaugural 3D Creative Summit

London event to be held March 27-28.

The inugural 3D Creative Summit, to be held at the BFI Southbank in London on March 27-28, will welcome speakers including David Attenborough, DreamWorks Animation’s Phil McNally and Sky 3D director John Cassy.

Other speakers will include Jim Chabin, president of the international 3D society; Anthony Geffen, executive producer of Galapagos 3D and Cameron Saunders, managing director UK theatrical for 20th Century Fox.

Ravensbourne and the International 3D Society are producing the two-day event that will highlight creative teams working in 3D film and TV.

The summit will also include screenings and Q&As with Mr Stink director Declan Lowney and Inside The Mind of Leonardo director Julian Jones.

Offerings also include a 3D Online Showcase with SGO’s Geoff Mills and ONSIGHTS’ Andy Shelley and 3D & The Cinema with Saunders, Odeon’s Drew Kaza and Deluxe’s Richard Fish.

The new 3D Producers Lab will give selected producers access to UK and global 3D experts.

Also, a research strand will be led by Ravensbourne’s Dr Lizzie Jackson.

“As the quality and quantity of compelling material increases, 2013 could well be a significant tipping point with 3D coming of age,” said Adam May of the International 3D Society, who is a co-executive producer of the event alongside Ravensbourne’s Carrie Wootten.

The event is funded by Creative Skillset and sponsored by Sky 3D, Vision 3, Onsight, SGO, Deluxe Digital Cinema EMEA.

“We are delighted to fund the 3D Creative Summit which will reinforce the UK’s position as a global hub for creative 3D production. We look forward to hearing from world class industry practitioners about the exciting opportunities and current issues facing 3D production both in the UK and internationally,” said Dan Simmons, Head of Film, Creative Skillset.

Sky 3D’s Cassy said: “The Summit is a great way for the UK’s sharpest creative minds to gather to discuss and debate the issues and opportunities that 3D film making presents.

“Sky is proud to be a supporter of the event, we look forward to sharing some of our 3D experiences and learning from others.”

Carrie Wootten, head of commercial development at Ravensbourne, added: “Ravensbourne is absolutely delighted to be working with the International 3D Society on this exciting event.

“Building on the work of 3D Storytelling over the last couple of years, we are really looking forward to celebrating the exceptional 3D work being produced in the UK and International markets.”

Screen International is a media partner.

Click here for more information on the summit.

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