INTERNATIONAL D-Cinema FESTIVAL 2006
The Updates of
Digital Cinema regarding the distribution and screening over the world
standardization of digital cinema by the Digital Cinema Initiatives (DCI) is
nearly complete, and digital cinema projects are currently being developed
around the world. In this symposium, panelists from Japan and abroad will
present the latest news on digital cinema distribution. The future of the
digital cinema business of Japan will be the topic of discussion.
Date: July 19
(Wed.) 13:00 start (doors open at 12:40)
Visual Hall (Sai-No-Kuni Visual Plaza 4F)
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President, Worldwide Anti-Piracy Operations North America, Warner Bros.
Yotam Ben-Ami was
named Vice President, Worldwide Anti-piracy Operations – North America, Warner
Bros. Entertainment, Inc., in January, 2005. Ben-Ami oversees
all North American anti-piracy operations and manages strategic worldwide
anti-piracy initiatives and projects, working closely with Warner Bros.
Entertainment’s anti-piracy regional teams and business units. Ben-Ami joined the
Company in 2002 as Manager, Corporate Business Development & Strategy, before
becoming one of the core members of the newly created Worldwide Anti-piracy
Operations unit led by Darcy Antonellis. Prior to joining
Warner Bros. Entertainment, Ben-Ami worked for McKinsey & Company specializing
in telecommunications and e-commerce. He also worked for Cellcom, Israel’s
leading cellular communications provider. A graduate of the
Tel-Aviv University School of Law, Ben-Ami was an attorney with the firm of S.
Pines, Harmelech, Milner.
Prior to that, he
spent three years in the Israeli Military Intelligence. In addition to his
law degree, Ben-Ami holds an MBA in International Business from the Anderson
School at UCLA.
Manager, Media Networking Laboratory, NTT Network Innovation Laboratories
received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees, all in electrical engineering, from
the University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, in
1981, and 1984 respectively. In 1984, he joined
Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Public Corporation (now NTT), Japan. He has been
engaged in research on adaptive signal processing, image signal processing and
transport processing. His current interest is Super High Definition image
processing and its application to digital cinema. He became an Executive
Manager of Media Networking Laboratory, NTT Network Innovation Laboratories in
2005. Major awards:
Achievement Award of IEICE (The Institute of Electronics, Information
communication Engineers), in 2004.
Access Integrated Technologies ,Inc.(AccessIT)
chairman, and chief executive officer of Access Integrated Technologies, Inc.
(AccessIT) (AMEX:AIX) Bud Mayo heads a pioneering company which is leading the
way for the transition in the movie industry from film to digital. This change
is a revolutionary shift for the entire motion picture industry and AccessIT is
driving that transition by providing proprietary software and services for movie
producers, distributors, and exhibitors. Bud Mayo conceived
the idea for AccessIT while
and chief executive of Cablevision Cinemas, LLC, which he founded in 1994 as the
Clearview Cinema Group, Inc. Under Bud Mayo’s leadership, Cablevision Cinemas
was an early leader in bringing digital film to its movie theaters and in its
exploration of content delivery via cable and satellite technology. Beginning
with eight screens in 1994, by 2000, Bud Mayo had built Clearview into a chain
of nearly 300 screens and 65 locations, including the world-famous Ziegfeld
Theatre in New York City.
Business Development, Unique Digital Ltd
Sychowski is Director of Business Development for Unique Digital
(www.uniquedigitalcinema.com), the world's largest international digital screen
advertising services company. Unique was the first to switch an entire country
to digital screen advertising when Norway went digital in 2002 and operates more
digitised cinema screens in Europe than any other company. Prior to joining
Unique Patrick was a Senior Analyst for media research company Screen Digest for
six years, specialising in digital cinema issues. He wrote the first in-depth
report on the digitization of cinema (“Electronic Cinema: The Big Screen Goes
Digital”, 2000). Patrick has also advised and consulted on several of the most
significant digital cinema projects in Europe. This includes both the UK Film
Council's Digital Screen Network (DSN) project, set to be the world's largest
digital cinema deployment, and European DocuZone's Cinema Net Europe (CNE). He
is a founding member of the
European Digital Cinema Forum (EDCF). Patrick was also the founder and editor of
the widely read E-Cinema Alert newsletter. Most recently he was involved in the
standard setting efforts of SAWA (Screen Advertising World Association), which
published its standards and recommendations at the Cannes Lions in June 2005. A
frequent speaker at international events, Patrick lives and works in London.
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