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2011 3D Feature Release schedule

Here is the most recent 2011 3D feature release schedule, as posted on Box Office Mojo here

The Green Hornet (in 3-D)

Sony

1/14/11

Sanctum (3D)

Uni.

2/4/11

Gnomeo and Juliet (in 3-D)

Mira.

2/11/11

Justin Bieber: Never Say Never

Par.

2/11/11

Drive Angry (in 3D)

Sum.

2/25/11

Mars Needs Moms (in 3D)

BV

3/11/11

Rio

Fox

4/15/11

Thor

Par.

5/6/11

Priest (in 3D)

SGem

5/13/11

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (3D)

BV

5/20/11

Kung Fu Panda 2

P/DW

5/27/11

Green Lantern (in 3D)

WB

6/17/11

Cars 2

BV

6/24/11

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Part Two in 3D)

WB

7/15/11

Captain America: The First Avenger

Par.

7/22/11

The Smurfs (in 3D)

Sony

8/3/11

The Darkest Hour

Sum.

8/5/11

Spy Kids 4: All the Time in the World (in 3-D)

Wein.

8/19/11

Fright Night (in 3-D)

BV

8/19/11

Final Destination 5

WB

8/26/11

Untitled 3D Shark Thriller

Rela.

9/2/11

Piranha 3DD

W/Dim.

9/16/11

Dolphin Tale 3D

WB

9/23/11

The Three Musketeers (2011)

Sum.

10/14/11

Puss in Boots (working title)

P/DW

11/4/11

Happy Feet 2 in 3D

WB

11/18/11

Arthur Christmas (in 3D)

Sony

11/23/11

Hugo Cabret (in 3D)

Sony

12/9/11

Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked

Fox

12/16/11

The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn (in 3D)

Par.

12/23/11

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island

WB

2011

TV war expected to rage at CES 2011

LG Electronics will unveil the largest three-dimensional (3D) television to date at next month’s International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, as it attempts to regain a reputation for innovation in the television business.

However, Samsung Electronics has no intention of letting its domestic rival steal the show at the world’s largest consumer technology trade fair, as it looks to have a series of Internet-enabled televisions at its booths.

Connected televisions and 3D flat-screens are considered the natural successors to the conventional liquid-crystal display (LCD) television sets of today. And Samsung and LG, the world’s two biggest television manufacturers in that order, are aiming for a bright start in these up-and-coming product segments and cement their positions in the market.

LG, which had been struggling to match the 3D television buzz generated by rivals Samsung and Sony in the past year, seems determined to make some noise by offering an in-your-face stereoscopic experience.

The company’s 72-inch 3D television, tagged the LZ9700, will probably remain as the industry’s largest model when it reaches consumers in the United States and other major markets during the first half of next year. The massive screen is supported by a “full’’ light-emitting diode (LED) backlighting system and also features a 480 hertz refresh rates, which helps to combat eyestrain and dizziness by reducing the flickering of images, LG officials said.

The television will also support Internet connectivity, which will allow viewers a variety of options in video-on-demand (VOD) content and applications atop of Web browsing.

LG hopes to find a significant demand for its 3D televisions in the U.S., home to a vibrant 3D content industry and where customers have been more willing to give these intriguing but unproven products a try. U.S. customers also appear to have a larger appetite for large-screen televisions than other consumers.

“We believe that our product will lead the transition toward large-screen 3D televisions,’’ said Havis Kwon, the head of LG’s home entertainment division.

Obviously, LG would love to duplicate the success of Samsung, which has been controlling the U.S. television market with authority. Samsung is likely to end the year as the top television brand in the U.S., which would mark the fifth consecutive year at the top, and the company hopes that its increasing sales in 3D and connected televisions will help extend its leadership for a sixth.

Through January and November, Samsung been topping the U.S. market segments for LCD, LED-backlit, 3D and Internet-enabled televisions, and has been boasting a 40 percent-plus share in the premium LCD televisions, according to market researcher NPD.

Samsung is looking to exploit the CES to generate more excitement for its upcoming televisions, and a significant part of its promotional efforts will be channeled for its “smart’’ televisions that are equipped with Internet connectivity and a wealth of sophisticated, interactive functions.

The company plans to launch a new lineup of connected televisions, dubbed “WOW’’ Smart TVs, with some of the models being unveiled at the CES, company officials said.

More than 2,500 technology companies around the world are to participate in the Jan. 6 to 9 CES, which claims to be the world’s largest consumer technology trade show and attracts around 126,600 visitors each year.

See original story here: http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/tech/2010/12/129_78679.html

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Verizon Joins the Executive Board of the Entertainment Technology Center at USC

Verizon Enterprise Solutions will lend its technology expertise to the Entertainment Technology Center at the University of Southern California (ETC@USC) through a seat on ETC@USC’s executive board. Verizon’s global cloud, IP and wireless networks, managed security services, end-to-end digital content solutions and technology-related professional services are used by media and entertainment companies to create, transport, manage and deliver digital content around the world, on any platform,  anytime.

ETC@USC is a nonprofit, member-funded entertainment technology think tank and research center, affiliated with the USC School of Cinematic Arts. It brings together senior executives, innovators, thought leaders and catalysts in a neutral setting to explore issues related to the creation, distribution and consumption of entertainment content. Verizon’s participation on the executive board will provide media and entertainment companies with opportunities to learn how Verizon’s media-focused solutions, network and technology expertise can help the industry transform its future.

“The goal of the ETC@USC is to bring industry and technology experts together to develop the solutions that will propel us through the next 20 years,” said Kenneth Williams, CEO and executive director of the ETC@USC. “Verizon’s broad set of technologies and deep industry experience will provide a unique voice on the executive board. We look forward to their active participation.”

Scott Spector, global head of Verizon’s media and entertainment vertical, added: “Verizon is committed to the media and entertainment industry, and our participation with ETC@USC will allow us to support and potentially drive innovation in the industry. There’s a vast range of opportunities to integrate technology and improve everything from digital content production through digital distribution, creating an optimal experience for the industry.”

Verizon Enterprise Solutions creates global connections that generate growth, drive business innovation and help shape tomorrow’s biggest ideas. With industry-specific solutions provided over Verizon’s secure mobility, cloud, strategic networking and advanced communications platforms, Verizon helps open new opportunities around the world for innovation, investment and business transformation. Visit www.verizonenterprise.com to learn more.

The Entertainment Technology Center at the University of Southern California (ETC@USC) is a think tank and research center within the USC School of Cinematic Arts that brings together senior executives, innovators, thought leaders, and catalysts from the entertainment, consumer electronics, technology, and services industries along with the academic resources of the University of Southern California to explore and to act upon topics and issues related to the creation, distribution, and consumption of entertainment content.  ETC@USC helps drive collaborative projects among its member companies and engages with next generation consumers to understand the impact of emerging technology on all aspects of the entertainment industry, especially technology development and implementation, the creative process, business models, and future trends. (www.etcenter.org)

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq:  VZ), headquartered in New York, is a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to consumer, business, government and wholesale customers. Verizon Wireless operates America’s most reliable wireless network, with more than 108 million retail connections nationwide. Verizon also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over America’s most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers integrated business solutions to customers worldwide. A Dow 30 company with more than $127 billion in 2014 revenues, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of 177,300. For more information, visit www.verizon.com/news/.

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