The International 3D Society (I3DS) and the 3D@Home Consortium today announced they are merging operations and activities, a union that both parties said will result in the world’s largest organization dedicated to the global theatrical, television, video game, and mobile 3D marketplace and professional community.
The new entity will be known as the International 3D Society & 3D@Home, effective immediately. It is led by I3DS president Jim Chabin and has members in 20 countries with chapters in China, Japan, Korea, Europe, the U.K. and North America
Among its membership are more than 60 companies and 500 professionals. Companies include: The Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, DreamWorks Animation, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Pixar, ESPN, BSkyB, Panasonic, XpanD 3D, Dolby Laboratories,3ality Technica, Masterimage 3D, RealD, IMAX, StereoD, National Geographic Cinema Ventures, CCTV China, Korea Telecomm, Intel, THX, Microsoft, Technicolor, Samsung, Sony Electronics, MobiTV, BluFocus, Walt Disney Studios, Eutelsat, Turner Broadcasting, Vizio and others.
“In no other field are creative artists and technology professionals so dependent on partnership and mutual support,” Chabin said. “This is 3D’s leadership and voice coming together to fuel the growing 3D revolution.”
International 3D Society – http://www.International3DSociety.com
3D@Home Consortium – http://www.3DatHome.org
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