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ShowBiz Expo '05 Announces Panelists

Industry veterans to probe key issues (August 05, 2005)

ShowBiz Expo, the original production industry conference and trade show, announces its initial line-up of session moderators and panelists for its upcoming exhibit and conference on November 4th - 5th, 2005, at Barker Hangar at Santa Monica Air Center. The conference at ShowBiz Expo will address the evolving workflow process as it relates to creation, post-production and digital distribution of entertainment content.

"The group of experts participating in our panels is shaping up to be one of the best rosters ShowBiz has ever had," said Jerrold T. Brandt, the Conference Chairman for ShowBiz Expo. "It substantiates the commitment we made to re-invigorate this show."

As of this posting, some of this year's session moderators and panelists include the following:

DVD Content Creation: MODERATOR - Mike Mulvihill, New Line Home Entertainment PANELISTS - Blaine Graboyes, Studio Cognito; Van Ling, independent producer; Jeffrey Schwarz, Automat Pictures; Denise Sirkot - Gracie Films

Digital Content Distribution to the Home: MODERATOR - Jerrold T. Brandt, ShowBiz Conference Chair/Intel Digital Home

The Missing Link; Controlling How Film Looks in the Digital Age: MODERATOR - Richard Crudo, ASC PANELISTS - John Hora, ASC; Shelly Johnson, ASC; Daryn Okada, ASC; Wally Pfister, ASC

Digital Asset Management for Entertainment Companies; Best Practices: PANELISTS - Thomas Kuehle, Managing Director, Digital Media Platform Program, Office of Strategy & Technology, HP; Katherine L. Parker, Business Development Manager, Media & Entertainment Industry Global Sales, Sun Microsystems Inc.; Mark Turner, Head of Western Region, BT Media & Broadcast

Post-Production and the Workflow Process: MODERATOR - Leon Silverman, Executive Vice President, LaserPacific, Vice President, Kodak

Video Games Content Creation: PANELISTS - Cos Lazouras, Tigon Studios; Kelly Turner, Executive Producer, Point Of View; Chris Williams, LucasArts

30-Second Story-Telling; Cutting Edge Cinematographers discuss Past, Present and Future of Commercials: MODERATOR - Bob Fisher, Journalist PANELISTS - Bill Bennett, ASC; Paul Cameron, ASC; Russell Carpenter, ASC; Peter Lyons Collister, ASC; Daniel Pearl, ASC; Steven Poster, ASC

In Your Face; 3D Movie Making for the 21st Century: MODERATOR - H. Loren Nielsen, Founder, Entertainment Technology Consultants

Post-Production Technology: MODERATOR - Nancy Richardson, A.C.E. PANELISTS - Maysie Hoy, A.C.E.; Harry B Miller III, A.C.E./Organizer of Technology Committee of the American Cinema Editors; Martin Nicholson, A.C.E.

The Role of the Director of Photography: MODERATOR - Bob Fisher, Journalist PANELISTS - James Chressanthis, ASC; Peter Deming, ASC; Steve Fierberg, ASC; Ron Garcia, ASC; Janusz Kaminski, ASC; Denis Lenior, ASC; Rob McLachlan, ASC/CSC; Amy Vincent, ASC

Mobile/Wireless Content Creation: PANELISTS - Steve Hoffman, Infospace; Sven Krong & Lawrence Leydier, Click Media

Developing a Strategy for Storage Management: MODERATOR - Tom Coughlin, Coughlin Associates PANELISTS - Tom Inglefield, StorageTek

The Art of Editing MODERATOR - Carol Littleton, A.C.E. PANELISTS - Lori Coleman, A.C.E.; Tina Hirsch, A.C.E.; Michael Jablow, A.C.E.; Terry Kelley A.C.E.

The Truth about Film and Digital Cinematography: MODERATOR - David Heuring, ASC PANELISTS - Michael Goi, ASC; David Mullen, ASC; Paul Ryan, ASC; Nancy Schreiber, ASC; Newton Thomas Sigel, ASC; David Stump, ASC; Roy Wagner, ASC

Animation Content Creation: PANELISTS - Iyan M. Bruce, Bald Eagle Media; Joe A. Russo, CEO/Producer, 23D Films

More About ShowBiz Expo
ShowBiz Expo features the latest products, technologies and services for professionals in filmmaking, television, commercials, special effects, content distribution and new media. The exhibits, events and advanced educational content will focus on the evolving workflow process from content creation and production to post-production to the digital distribution of entertainment content. For more information on ShowBiz Expo, including links to the show's conference session topics, please visit

About JD Events
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