Singapore Rolls Out the Red Carpet for a Star-Studded Event

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Show business legends to grace world's first 3D Film Festival & Executive Forum in Singapore.

3DX Film and Technology Festival

Show business legends to grace world's first 3D Film Festival & Executive Forum in Singapore.

Highlights:

  •          Stars studded cast to attend the Red Carpet Gala night at 3DX: 3D Film and Entertainment Technology Festival including Brendan Fraser and Christopher Lloyd
  •          Industry executives: Jeffrey Katzenberg (CEO, Dreamworks Animation), Jim Gianopulos (Chairman, 20th Century Fox), Jon Landau (Academy Award winning Producer), Dan Glickman (President, Motion Picture Association of America), Mark Zoradi (President, Walt Disney Motion Pictures) and Greg Foster (Chairman and President, Filmed Entertainment, IMAX Corporation) all coming to Singapore
  •          First-in-Asia world premier of Bolt, Walt Disney Studio's new animated feature set to open in the U.S. on Nov. 21, 2008. Also set for its first screening is Call of the Wild 3D, directed by Richard Gabai and starring Christopher Lloyd.
  •          New multiplexes and digital cinemas will fuel box office spending to reach $10.4 billion in 2012 across Asia-Pacific

Singapore, Singapore (PRWEB) October 31, 2008 - Christmas is definitely coming early to Singapore and its a star-studded cast, from Brendan Fraser and Christopher Lloyd to the leading names from behind the spotlights, Jeffrey Katzenberg (CEO, Dreamworks Animation), Jon Landau (Academy Award Winning Producer), Jim Gianopulos (Chairman, 20th Century Fox), Dan Glickman (President, Motion Picture Association of America) and Mark Zoradi (President, Walt Disney Motion Pictures). Making a powerful statement about the future trend and impact of 3D technology and applications, they are all coming to Singapore for the 3DX Film and Entertainment Technology Festival being held from November 19 - 23 2008.

"We're bringing new meaning to the phrase, "the magic of the movies" and with a line-up of this caliber, we promise it will be magical, it will be fantastic and it will be 3D!" said Jim Chabin, Executive Producer, 3DX Film and Entertainment Technology Festival. This extraordinary 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 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% CAGR to reach USD 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. Other screenings include Action Film "Journey to the Center of the Earth" and rock music concert "U2 3D".

Worldwide Premiere of Walt Disney Studio's new animated movie, Bolt, will also be honored as the opening night film at the 3DX: 3D Film & Entertainment Technology Festival. Bolt will mark the First Asian Premiere of a Disney Movie within the region.

The 3DX festival and forum will take place from November 19 - 23, 2008 in Singapore and will be comprised of 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, SPE Networks Asia 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 http://www.3dxfestival.com.

About 3DX: 3D Film & Entertainment Technology Festival

3DX: The 3D Film and Entertainment Technology Festival will provide a platform for filmmakers and technology companies to showcase their works for trade and consumer audiences. It will also provide industry players the opportunity to generate discussions on the latest trends and developments in 3-D across a broad spectrum of trade and leisure / lifestyle applications. The 3DX Festival is managed by Chabin Partners of Los Angeles and will be held in Singapore between 19 - 23 November 2008 with support from Singapore's Media Development Authority, the Singapore Tourism Board and the Singapore Economic Development Board.

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