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Christie is a leader in visual solutions for world-class organizations, offering diverse applications for business, entertainment, and industry. A leading innovator in film projection since 1929 and a pioneer in projection systems since 1979, Christie has established a global reputation as a total service provider and the world's single source manufacturer of a variety of display technologies and solutions. Christie offers comprehensive solutions for cinema, large audience venues, control rooms, business presentations, training facilities, 3D and Virtual Reality, simulation and education as well as industrial and government environments.

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These days, it’s no longer just about technology, it’s about experiences – WOW experiences. We are a team of cinema and technology experts from around the globe – Barco, ALPD, and CGS – who help you in creating surprising experiences.  We combine innovative cinema technologies with our unique and comprehensive service models to guarantee your peace of mind. So you can focus on new ways to surprise and delight your customers for years to come. Together, we engage to deliver a world-class cinema experience - the one you’ve been waiting for.

Strong Cinema, a segment of Ballantyne Strong, Inc., consists of:

Strong Technical Services (STS) that offers a comprehensive suite of cinema-focused services, including installation, maintenance, and technical support, to exhibitors throughout the United States.

Strong/MDI Screen Systems Inc. one of the world's leading cinema screen manufacturers that produces and sells specialty screens, screen support structures, and other film exhibition equipment for customers globally.  

USHIO manufactures the highest-quality digital cinema projection bulbs available. USHIO xenon short-arc lamps boast a spectrum that is closer to natural sunlight than that of any other artificial light source. In addition to commercializing products for search and spot lights, which demand precise, powerful white beam lamps, USHIO became the first in the world to develop a xenon short-arc lamp exclusively for large scale, theater-use movie projectors.

SHARP NEC Display Solutions’ Digital Cinema Projector Series offers the most comprehensive digital cinema solution on the market today. These 3D-capable models enable theaters to deliver stunning digital images regardless of screen size, while simplifying theater management and reducing costs. All of SHARP NEC's digital cinema projectors meet DCI specifications for performance and reliability, meeting the requirements of today’s cinema industry. SHARP NEC also offers full digital signage solutions, highlighted by its award-winning 32”-98” LCD displays, multimedia projectors and desktop monitors for lobbies, concessions and concourses.

GDC Technology is a leading manufacturer and provider of cinema equipment and solutions including cinema automation systems, cinema servers, cinema enterprise software, cinema storage, cinema audio solutions, and cinema projectors that meet the highly demanding performance, security and reliability requirements established by motion picture studios.

QSC is the global leader in cinema signal processing, power amplifiers, and loudspeakers for all applications within today's modern cinema entertainment center. Our “SystemSynergy” design approach ensures that the entire system, from source to sound, delivers an audio experience as intended by the filmmakers. Beyond cinema audio for the movies, QSC also provides complete audio systems with network control and monitoring for other areas in the cinema entertainment complex, such as lobbies, concession, food service, arcades, and bowling centers.

Industry Partners

The International Cinema Technology Association is a global network of professionals in the motion picture industry. Members of the ICTA are those companies that manufacture, service and create the equipment that goes into movie theatres. Our members are on the cutting edge of new technologies and have been the driving force in digital, 3D, immersive sound systems, high frame rates and lasers. The ICTA promotes technological advancements in the motion picture industry through educational seminars and programs. The ICTA logo stands for excellence and professionalism and when on a member’s letterhead signifies that the company is reliable, competent and committed.

The Union Internationale des Cinémas/International Union of Cinemas (UNIC) represents the interests of cinema trade associations and cinema operators covering 37 countries in Europe and neighboring regions.​ ​

The Inter-Society for the Enhancement of Cinema Presentation, Inc. promotes interactive dialogue and information exchange between cinema-related entities with the goal of resolving issues affecting the overall cinema presentation. Founded in 1978 by Eastman Kodak VP Ken Mason, membership is composed of its four charter trade organizations - International Cinema Technology Association (ICTA), the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO), and the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) - along with over 40 member companies, made up of trade organizations, motion picture studios, exhibition companies, manufacturers, technical consultants, and other industry stakeholders.

The EDCF is a not-for-profit voluntary organisation that aims to act as a "Forum" to discuss key issues surrounding Digital Cinema in Europe. The purpose of EDCF is to provide a basis of common understanding across all European territories of the business and technical matters of digital cinema. 

For more than a century, the people of SMPTE (pronounced “simp-tee”) have sorted out the details of many significant advances in media and entertainment technology, from the introduction of “talkies” and color television to HD and UHD (4K, 8K) TV. Since its founding in 1916, SMPTE has received an Oscar® and multiple Emmy® Awards for its work in advancing moving-imagery engineering across the industry. 

Shows & Events

ShowEast 2022 scheduled to be held in Miami from Oct 17-20, 2022 at Fontainebleau Miami Beach, features a range of exclusive product presentations and screenings from both Independent and Major Hollywood studios to help you make important programming decisions for the 4th quarter box office.  Powerhouse seminars offer valuable insight from top executives on the latest industry trends and concerns; while our EXPO experience offers delegates a glance at the latest and best technologies, entertainment, services, comforts, and conveniences to make their theatres must-attend destinations.  ShowEast’s International program draws a large contingency of Latin and South American delegates – more than any other convention of its kind. A one and a half day program dedicated to the latest content and concerns and within this rising region.

CineAsia 2022 has been scheduled for Dec 5-8, 2022 in Bangkok.  Check links for more information.  The CineAsia trade show is where cinema exhibition and distribution professional come to do business and network. The convention will also feature product presentations and screenings of major upcoming films, exclusive sponsored events, and seminars relating to current and future trends happening across the industry.  Additional information on CineAsia can be found at

CinemaCon 2022 has been scheduled for April 25 - 28, 2022 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.  Check the links below for the latest information. 

CineEurope 2022, has been scheduled for June 20-23, 2022 in Barcelona.  CineEurope promises to bring you another year with the very best in exclusive studio screenings and product presentations, cinematic technologies and innovations and educational seminars to keep your business on top of industry trends.

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MILFORD, CT—Nov 6, 2008

3D Entertainment Summit Expands Speaker Lineup with James Cameron as a Keynote Speaker and Day Two Luncheon Presenter with 3D visionary, Vince Pace

DOLBY, NEC, PACE and SONY Sign On as Event Sponsors
Unicomm LLC, and Bob Dowling, former Editor in Chief and Publisher of The Hollywood Reporter, announced the expansion of the 3D Entertainment SummitTM which will take place at the Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles, California, December 1-2, 2008.  The event is the first fully dedicated forum bringing the business of 3D Entertainment into focus.  

Award winning Director and Producer James Cameron will deliver a special keynote address.  Joining Mr. Cameron in discussion will be Vince Pace who, together with Cameron, developed the revolutionary Fusion Camera System allowing for the re-emergence of 3D filmmaking and the advancement of entertainment.
“Stereoscopic 3D is the most exciting evolution in cinema presentation since color and widescreen,” stated James Cameron, Director. “The question for film-makers is not ‘why 3D?’, since the reasons are obvious, at least to audiences, and the negatives have all been removed. The question should be ‘how do I make 3D a part of my art?’”

“The success of current 3D productions continues to validate that a new era in entertainment is here,” stated Vince Pace, CEO, PACE. “One that redefines the ultimate experience and advances the future of entertainment across a wide spectrum of categories – everything from films to music to sports to advertising will be a part of this revolution. “

In addition, Journey to the Center of the Earth Director Eric Brevig and Producer, Charlotte Huggins will be featured presenters during the Day One lunch and will be interviewed onstage by David Cohen, Associate Editor at Variety.

Cameron, Brevig and Huggins will join previously announced keynote speakers Jeffrey Katzenberg, Chief Executive Officer and President of DreamWorks Animation Inc. and David Hill, A.M., Chairman and CEO, Fox Sports Television Group.

The 3D Entertainment Summit management also announced that DOLBY, NEC, PACE and SONY have signed on as Corporate Sponsors.  These new sponsors join 3Ality, Avid and REAL D to round out a world-class event that will include educational demonstrations and networking.

“Tomorrow’s new entertainment business models must include 3D,” stated Bob Dowling, the event’s Co-Producer.   “As the premier business event for 3D Entertainment we are excited to have these incredible visionaries joining our program.  Never before have so many industry experts been together at one event to discuss the coming 3D revolution in entertainment.”

The Summit will assemble an estimated 300 - 400 executives from a cross-section of the entertainment industry including film, television, video gaming, content creation, production, technology and distribution.

From movies and theaters to broadcasting in the home, the 3D Entertainment Summit will be the first industry event to educate entertainment executives about content creation, production, and distribution of this exciting and revolutionary technology. Live demonstrations of never before seen content screened on both cinema and 3D television systems will be presented to showcase new production realities as well as new business opportunities.
Attendees will learn how 3D relates to business practices and will hear from a dynamic group of leading experts in 3D who will provide actionable, non-hyped, real and responsible information that will have a positive impact on the entertainment community.  

The unique two-day conference format will contain a mix of general sessions and panel sessions presented by a host of industry experts and executives.  The highly interactive environment will allow entertainment professionals to gain practical insight into this technology, market size, adoption rates, creative and production strategies, talent & licensing issues gaining a better sense of how 3D relates to their future.

Additional speakers include: Michael Lewis, Chairman/CEO and Co-Founder Real D
Joshua Greer, President and Co-Founder, Real D, Sandy Climan, CEO 3Ality Digital, LLC, Steve Schklair, CEO, 3Ality Digital Systems, John Fithian, President and CEO, NATO, Buzz Hays, Senior Producer, Sony Pictures Imageworks,Chuck Viane, President of Distribution, Disney Pictures, Jim Tharp, President of Distribution, Paramount, Motion Picture Group, Vincent Maza, Solutions Marketing Manager, Avid Technology Inc. ,David Cohen, Associate Editor, Features,Variety  , Charlotte Jones, Senior Analyst,  Film and Cinema, Screen Digest, Jeffrey B. Logsdon, Managing Director, Media & Entertainment, BMO Capital Markets, Marty Shindler, CEO, The Shindler Perspective, Inc., Peter Cane, Publisher, Box Office Magazine, Andrew Oliver, Co-Founder & C.T.O., Blitz Games Studios Ltd., Neil Schneider, President, Meant to Be Seen
Andrew Fear, Product Manager, SLI and stereoscopic 3D solutions, NVIDIA Corporation, Alex Ben Block, Show Business Historian, and Editor-at-Large, The Hollywood Reporter, Chris Marlowe, Digital Media Consultant, Peter Debruge, Associate Editor, Features, Variety, John Nicolard, Head of Digital Production, FotoKem Digital Film Services, Jeff McNall, Cinema Product Manager, Dolby Laboratories, Inc.
Andrew Stucker, Director of Sony Electronics Digital Cinema Systems

Media partners promoting the event include, Variety and The Los Angeles Times and LA 411.  Supporting media sponsors include Screen Digest, Boxoffice Magazine, DCinemaToday, Below the Line, Broadcast Equipment Guide, Digital Cinema Buyers Guide and Post Production Buyers Guide, Digital Cinema Report and PR Newswire.  Additionally, iHollywoodForum, The Hollywood Post Alliance, and Meant to Be Seen (, the foremost authority group on consumer S-3D gaming and entertainment have joined as industry partners to the event.

For more information on the 3D Entertainment Summit, please visit the event website at or call 203-878-2577 x106.

About Unicomm LLC:

Unicomm LLC. is an independent business-to-business communications company specializing in conceiving and managing trade shows and conferences in nascent markets.  Unicomm’s management team has been responsible for some of the industry’s most successful trade shows and conferences.  Unicomm currently produces the largest series of travel events in the United Sates; the Adventures in Travel Expo.  In addition Unicomm has developed leading events in the Bio-Technology, Research & Development and Mechanical Engineering, Human Resources, Transportation and other markets.  The company’s "value-added" resources are the intellectual capital of its people and proprietary business practices. These attributes coupled with an intense customer centric philosophy combine to deliver world class events.

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