WASHINGTON, D.C. - The NAB Show today announced additional speakers and sessions for its Content Theater, a state-of-the-art digital screening room where top Hollywood filmmakers and executives reveal how they used new technologies to produce and distribute their latest releases across the four screens- film, TV, broadband and wireless.
Fresh additions to the NAB Show Content Theater line-up include industry leaders Bryan Fuller, creator, Pushing Daisies, who joins Executive Producer/Director Barry Sonnenfeld in a session dedicated to the critically acclaimed show; Harry Shearer, comedian/political satirist; Don Was, Grammy award-winning music producer and Rob Barnett, president/CEO, My Damn Channel, who will share the stage in a panel about the entertainment site My Damn Channel; as well as Evan Spiridellis, co-founder JibJab Media Inc. and Kent Nichols, co-creator AskANinja.com, two of five broadband pioneers who will look at independent online programming.
"The Content Theater will show attendees exactly how the cutting-edge technologies on the show floor translate into advancements in film, online, TV and mobile content," said Chris Brown, executive vice president of conventions and business operations at NAB. "In addition, we will welcome industry leaders from around the world to showcase their creative achievements."
The Content Theater sessions will include screenings, Q&As, panel discussion and presentations designed to educate attendees and provide insight into the creation, production and distribution of content.
Sessions to-date include:
Monday April 14 - Stereoscopic 3-D Film and Broadcast (Powered by RealD 3D)
Tuesday April 15 - VFX, Animation and New Digital Workflows
Wednesday April 16 - Broadband, Mobile and New Ventures in Content
The Content Theater is part of NAB Show's Content Central section located in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center. Content Central provides a first-hand look at the convergence of content and new technologies as it relates to content commerce and mobile solutions with additional dedicated pavilions for Content Distribution and IPTV.
Note: Schedule is subject to change.
About the 2008 NAB Show
The NAB Show will take place April 11 - 17, 2008 in Las Vegas (exhibits open April 14). It is the world's largest electronic media show covering filmed entertainment and the development, management and delivery of content across all mediums. Complete details are available at www.nabshow.com.
The National Association of Broadcasters is a trade association that advocates on behalf of more than 8,300 free, local radio and television stations and also broadcast networks before Congress, the Federal Communications Commission and the Courts. Information about NAB can be found at www.nab.org.