Top FX Wizards on Tap for Digital Studio

iHollywood Forum Inc. today announced the lineup of entertainment industry legends scheduled to speak at The 3rd Annual Digital Studio, a summit and showcase focusing on digital technology and how it is transforming the film and TV industry. This year’s event will take 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, located at 1332 2nd Street, Santa Monica, Calif.

Industry headliners will include visual effects and computer animation visionaries such as Sony Pictures Imageworks president Tim Sarnoff, Academy Award winning effects guru Stan Winston (Jurassic Park, Aliens, Predator), in-demand visual effects supervisor Karen Goulekas (The Day After Tomorrow, Spider-Man, Titanic) and Collateral associate producer Bryan Carroll, who served as visual effects editor on Titanic.

Animation Magazine’s own publisher and editorial director, Rita Street, will be among the featured speakers. She will be joined by representatives from HBO, IBM, mo-cap studio House of Moves, IMAX Corp., Lions Gate Ent., MGM Studios, Warner Bros., Post Magazine and the University of Southern California. Topics of discussion will include visual effects, animation, high-definition film and television, acquisition, digital intermediates and mastering, audio, digital cinema, production and post-production, home video, marketing and distribution.

Sponsors of the Digital Studio include IBM and Fotokem, and promotional partners include The Hollywood Reporter, Rogers & Cowan, Animation Magazine, Animation World Network-AWN, VFXWorld, Final Cut Pro Users Group, Hollywood Post Alliance, Producer’s Guild of America, Hollywood Creative Directory and Business Wire.