Six Hollywood filmmakers have been selected to showcase their 3D talents during the 2011 DIRECTV n3D™ Film Invitational, Presented by Panasonic. The films will premiere during the invitational on July 20 at the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills. In addition, two-time Emmy® Award-winning director and producer, Paris Barclay (“Sons of Anarchy,” “NYPD Blue”), has signed on to be a featured judge on the panel that will select the Invitational’s n3D Excellence Award recipient.
The filmmakers were selected out of a pool of talented individuals who presented an original, live action short film concept that followed this year’s invitational theme of “Anything is Possible,” to a panel of distinguished judges. The filmmakers include:
“As an avid consumer of 3D film, I’m incredibly excited to see what these filmmakers have up their sleeves,” said Barclay. “They represent the future of our medium – and while storytelling will never go out of style, great storytelling with compelling images you can all but touch is the wave of tomorrow.”
“This is an extremely talented group of filmmakers who blew us away with their innovative presentations during the pitch session,” said Chris Long, senior vice president, DIRECTV Entertainment and Production. “3D is still a growing medium and it is filmmakers like these who are going to continue to push this category forward and provide a compelling 3D product that will increase adoption and deliver a quality 3D viewing experience in the home. We are honored to have renowned director and producer Paris Barclay help us judge the final films and we can’t wait to share them with 3D viewers across the country.”
“Training and equipping such gifted storytellers with Panasonic’s latest professional 3D video cameras and reference monitors will help to further demonstrate the rich potential that 3D offers for the realization of the director’s vision,” said Eisuke Tsuyuzaki, Chief Technology Officer of Panasonic Corporation of North America. “As consumer adoption of 3D TV grows steadily, the value of 3D as a powerful and easily accessible tool for filmmakers of every stripe is becoming more and more apparent. Panasonic is proud that these new 3D films will premiere in the 2011 DIRECTV n3D™ Film Invitational Presented by Panasonic, and we are confident they will further accelerate the growth of the film community’s interest in 3D entertainment for the home and cinema.”
The selected filmmakers were given the opportunity to train on the latest 3D equipment from Panasonic, participated in Technicolor’s renowned 3D Master Class training and received funding from DIRECTV and Panasonic to create their 3D short films. The winner of the Invitational’s n3D Excellence Award will receive $25,000, and Technicolor will also present an additional filmmaker with a 3D TechnicalAchievement Award and $5,000. In addition to the event at the Paley Center for Media, the films will premiere on DIRECTV’s exclusive 3D channel, n3D™, powered by Panasonic, this fall.
The use of the Paley Center’s facilities does not constitute endorsement by the Paley Center of any views expressed during this event.
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