martedì 6 maggio 2008


LOS ANGELES, May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- -
3DX: 3D Film & Entertainment Technology Festival Inaugural
Event WillCommence from November 19 - 23, 2008

Singapore has been named the host city of the world's first fully 3-Dbased film and entertainment technology festival taking place November 19 -23, 2008. The Media Development Authority of Singapore (MDA) will host thefestival officially named "3DX: 3D Film & Entertainment Technology Festival."Jim Chabin of 3D Partners Ltd. will serve as 3DX executive producer of thefive-day event taking place in Asia. The festival is supported by theSingapore Tourism Board (STB).Said Dr. Christopher Chia, Chief Executive Officer, MDA: "The developmentof a world class 3-D festival in Singapore highlighting the creative talentand technology in 3-D film underlines Singapore's commitment to play anactive role in expanding the boundaries of 3-D entertainment. 3DX willprovide a world stage and convergence point for filmmakers and technologycompanies to showcase their works for trade and consumer audiences. It willalso provide industry players the opportunity to generate discussions on thelatest trends and developments in 3-D."In highlighting what will be an international selection of films andproperties for 3DX, the first two films chosen for the festival are FLY ME TOTHE MOON, an animated family film from Belgium's nWave Pictures, featuringcharacters voiced by Kelly Ripa, Nicollette Sheridan, Tim Curry and Ed BegleyJr., and JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH, a live action adventure from NewLine Cinema and Walden Media, starring Brendan Fraser, Josh Hutcherson andAnita Briem.The current list of 3DX organizations and media sponsors includes theMotion Picture Association (MPA), NBC Universal TV Asia, Star TV India andStar Movies.Other Singapore Government agencies backing 3DX are the SingaporeEconomic Development Board and Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore."We are honored that Singapore is the host destination for the first-ever3D Film & Entertainment Technology Festival. The event will augment ourposition as a thought leader in the media, design and content developmentcluster, as we continue to work with partners such as Media DevelopmentAuthority to establish related business events that can bring synergisticvalue to this key economic cluster in Singapore and the thriving global mediaindustry. Hosting festivals such as 3DX will elevate our status as anexchange capital and help cement Singapore's standing as one of the pioneersin embracing and supporting 3D technology and film production in the world,"said Mr. Aloysius Arlando, Assistant Chief Executive, Business Travel andMICE Group, Singapore Exhibition and Convention Bureau, a group of the STB.Highlights of the 3DX festival will include screenings of invited 3-Dfilms from participating media organizations and partners, forums featuringguest speakers, directors, 3-D pioneers, visionaries and catalysts, redcarpet reception and event gala celebration along with special entertainmentbased events for the public.More information on 3DX can be found on Media Development AuthorityFormed in 2003, the Media Development Authority of Singapore (MDA) playsa vital role in transforming Singapore into a Global Media City andpositioning it at the forefront of the digital media age. MDA spearheadsinitiatives that promote developments in film, video, television, radio,publishing, music, games, animation, media services and Interactive DigitalMedia. At the same time, in ensuring clear and consistent regulatory policiesand guidelines, MDA helps to foster a pro-business environment for industryplayers and increase media choices for consumers. For more information, visit or http://www.smf.sgAbout Singapore Tourism BoardThe Singapore Tourism Board (STB) is an economic development agency forone of Singapore's key service sectors -- tourism. The mission of the Boardis to develop and champion tourism and build this sector into a key driver ofeconomic growth for Singapore. The STB aims to differentiate and marketSingapore as a memorable destination through the proliferation of thedestination brand "Uniquely Singapore." For more information, please visit the Singapore Exhibition and Convention BureauThe Singapore Exhibition and Convention Bureau (SECB), a group of theSTB, is the lead government agency for the business events sector inSingapore. Its mission is to champion business travel and business events askey drivers of the tourism sector and enablers for cluster growth inSingapore. It also assists business event organisers, corporations andassociations by providing comprehensive and impartial information onSingapore's MICE facilities, incentive venues and industry partners. The SECBis a member of the BestCities Global Alliance, the world's first and onlyconvention bureau alliance with eight partners in five continents.Web site: Development Authority

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