announced its lineup of entertainment industry legends at “The Digital Studio,” a summit and showcase focusing on digital technology and how it is transforming the film and TV industry. The 3rd annual summit takes place as part of the American Film Market, “AFM,” on November 2, 2004, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Monica Laemmle Theatre, 1332 2nd Street, Santa Monica, Calif.
Industry headliners include Academy Award-winning visual effects and computer animation visionaries:
— Tim Sarnoff, Sony Pictures Imageworks, President Tim Sarnoff is responsible for the direction and management of the facility, which includes Oscar nominations for its work on “Spider-Man,” “Hollow Man,” “Stuart Little” and “Starship Troopers” and was winner of the 2003 Oscar for the CG animated short film “The ChubbChubbs.”
— Stan Winston, Stan Winston Productions Multiple Academy Award winner Stan Winston is one of Hollywood’s foremost creators of creatures, the common denominator linking some of cinema’s most innovative and accomplished character designs. Winston has won four Academy Awards and has been nominated for nine.
— Karen Goulekas, Visual Effects Supervisor Credits: “The Day After Tomorrow,” “Spider-Man,” “The Fifth Element,” “Eight Legged Freaks,” “Godzilla,” “Titanic,” “Apollo 13,” “True Lies,” “Terminator 2: 3-D” and “Last Action Hero.”
— Bryan Carroll, Associate Producer “Collateral” (2004) — (associate producer); “Ali” (2001) — (associate editor); “Titanic” (1997) — (visual effects editor)
The Digital Studio brings together digital trailblazers with many industry constituents, including: studios, producers, production and post production, animators, analysts, visual effects specialists, DP’s, cinematographers, software and technology manufacturers, developers, advertising and marketing professionals, etc. Topics include: visual effects, animation, high-definition filmmaking and television, acquisition, digital intermediates and mastering, audio, digital cinema, production and post-production, DVD home video, HDTV, marketing and distribution.