Los Angeles -- Eleven 3D categories have been selected for the second annual International 3D Society Creative Awards show being held at the Mann Chinese Theatre from 7- 9 p.m. on February 9.

The society will also recognize television and videogame productions for honors. The Show will employ XPAND 3D cinema systems and XPAND X101 Series active 3D glasses. The Society serves the 3D community with education and recognition for stereoscopic 3D professionals.

"The three-dimensional medium continues to flourish and mature, as will be demonstrated by the second annual I3DS Creative Awards, when the society honors the accomplishments of feature filmmakers and other talents who have made contributions to related areas of stereoscopic content creation," said Oculus3D President and International 3D Awards Co-Chair Lenny Lipton.

The Society has partnered again with the People's Choice Awards to enable fans to vote for their Favorite 3D Live Action and Animated Movies. The fans can vote online at PeoplesChoice.com beginning on Jan. 5, 2011 for the two 3D Awards. Winners will be announced on February 9 at the Awards Show.

International 3D Society President Jim Chabin stated, "2010 has been 3D's breakthrough year for artistic achievements. The awards evening will honor those milestones and also preview the incredible 3D coming in 2011."

3D Society Chairman and Executive Stereoscopic 3D Producer for the Sony 3D Technology Center, Sony Corporation of America Buzz Hays added, "The theme for the evening is ‘Your World in 3D' because everywhere we look today, more and more media platforms are using 3D content to tell stories and create powerful messages."

Listed below are some of the eleven 3D categories.

LIVE ACTION/ANIMATION FEATURES OF THE YEAR
DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
STEREOGRAPHY - LIVE ACTION/ANIMATION
VISUAL EFFECTS
3D ANIMATED CHARACTER OF THE YEAR

International 3D Society underwriters include Signature Sponsor Panasonic Corporation and Founding Sponsors Dolby Laboratories, DreamWorks Animation (DWA), IMAX, MasterImage 3D, Panasonic Hollywood Lab, PIXAR, Sony Corporation of America, The Walt Disney Studios, and XpanD. Member Sponsors are Autodesk, DirecTV, and Discovery Communications. Silver Sponsor of the 3D Creative Awards is MadM3dia Entertainment.

Society members can buy tickets online that include the 3DNA® Outlook Forum and 3D Creative Awards Show for $129 through January 9, 2011. For more information please visit www.international3dsociety.com.

 

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CHICAGO -- NEC Display Solutions of America, a leading provider of commercial LCD display and projector solutions, announced today that the editors of Videomaker Magazine named the NEC MultiSync® PA271W monitor the Best Product of the Year in the display category, calling it "absolutely stunning." The display is featured in the publication's January 2011 issue on newsstands now.

Besides this latest award recognition, the MultiSync PA271W display also received high marks in a product review in Videomaker's November issue.

Labs Editor Dan Bruns writes: "...with something as important as a feature film, commercial, or family archives, getting color correct the first time can really help an audience relive a moment in the way it was intended. This is where the newest offering from the display maker NEC really shines." Later, he says that the MultiSync PA271W display "is the best option for editors doing color critical work."

"The MultiSync PA271W has received quite a few accolades since its introduction last spring, but Videomaker's recognition as Best Product of the Year is truly humbling," said Art Marshall, Product Manager for NEC Display. "Through its history, NEC has gone to great lengths to ensure that its displays exceed the expectations for the applications and markets we serve. The MultiSync PA271W is a groundbreaking display for people whose livelihoods depend on accurate color."

NEC's MultiSync PA271W display is a high-definition monitor designed for advanced graphics applications, digital photography, video editing, print production and other environments where color accuracy is critical.

For more information on the entire line of MultiSync PA Series professional displays from NEC, please visit the MultiSync PA Series product page.

 

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COLUMBUS, Ga. -- Carmike Cinemas, Inc. (NASDAQ: CKEC), a leading DIGITAL cinema and 3D motion picture exhibitor, announces the re-opening of the ALL NEW Ritz 13. The ALL NEW Ritz 13 is located at 1683 Whittlesey Road, Columbus, GA, where the expansion of the former Ritz 10 has taken place.

The movie going experience at the ALL NEW Ritz 13 has been enhanced by the addition of 3 new auditoriums equipped with stadium seating. The existing 10 auditoriums have also been completely renovated. All auditoriums are equipped with the latest State-of-the-Art DLP digital projectors, producing 35 trillion colors, and 7.1 Digital Surround Sound. The auditoriums also feature the latest in high back plush theatre seating design. Five of the auditoriums will feature the latest Real-D 3-D Technology.

The ALL NEW Ritz 13 features THE SCREENING ROOM which was previously located at the Peachtree 8 theatre adjacent to Peachtree Mall. The new screening room is equipped with extra-large leather plush chairs. This auditorium is dedicated to the latest in Art and Independent films, and will include such titles as "Conviction", "The Black Swan" and "The King's Speech".

The ALL NEW Ritz 13 also features the latest innovations in movie ticket and concessions practices. "Standing in two lines, one to buy an admissions ticket and then again to buy popcorn and a drink, has always bothered me," stated David Passman, Carmike President. "We have combined ticket and concessions purchasing, thereby removing an entire waiting line. With the elimination of a separate box office, our patrons should find it faster and more convenient to purchase both tickets and concessions. We've also added a popular new self-serve feature, which will allow patrons to add butter flavor to their popcorn and mix and match fountain drinks at their choosing, each with unlimited refills regardless of size. The refreshment stand has an extensive menu including new items such as smoothies, hot dogs and pizza," he added.

Adjacent to the All New Ritz 13 is Xanadu Skate Center, Caddyshack Miniature Golf, and Lieutenant's Diner now with a new expanded menu.

 

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Hollywood, CA -- 3D technology company MasterImage 3D announced today that veteran cinema industry sales and marketing executive George Stewart has joined the company as director of digital cinema. In this role Stewart will drive MasterImage's digital 3D systems and brand in the worldwide theatrical marketplace.

Stewart brings twenty years of expertise to MasterImage's sales and marketing efforts. She joins the company most recently from AMC Entertainment, where she was Vice President of Distributor Relations. Prior to that she was Group Marketing/Sales Director for the Nielsen Company, where she successfully developed and integrated new products, services and strategic partnerships. At The Los Angeles Times, Stewart oversaw the Creative Advertising Group generating record-high revenue and sponsorship through promotions, creative and event programs. She also held senior-level roles at Walt Disney Studios and Warner Bros., supervising film and marketing sales and overseeing financials for Warner Bros. Television.

"George's career has been marked by results," said Peter Koplik, MasterImage President of Digital Cinema. "She has built a legacy of leading highly productive teams, driving market share, and building brands to support revenue goals. Her experience, skill in cultivating long term relationships and knowledge of the cinema industry is going to be invaluable to us as MasterImage continues to expand our reach."

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