The NAB Show
Broadcasters take a look at the rapidly changing future.
Billing itself as "the world's largest technology conference," the NAB Show takes over the Las Vegas Convention Center from April 14 to 19. This year's theme is "The Great Content Shift: Defining Your Evolution" as participants, drawn from the 1,500 media and tech companies attending, focus on new forms of media consumption.
Chris McGurk: The Cinedigm chairman and CEO will focus on revenue opportunities in digital cinema during his keynote at NAB's Technology Summit on Cinema, co-produced by the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers. (April 15 @ 1:45 p.m. Room S222, LVCC South Hall)
Gordon H. Smith: The NAB president and CEO -- he just signed a five-year contract extension that runs through 2016 -- will open the NAB Show by discussing the state of the broadcast industry while outlining NAB's legislative and regulatory priorities. (April 16 @ 9 a.m., Paradise Room, Las Vegas Hotel)
James Cameron: The director and Vince Pace -- they are co-chairmen of Cameron|Pace Group -- will make the case for their "5D" technology, which integrates 2D and 3D photography so that the same event can be shot in the two processes simultaneously. (April 16 @ 10:30 a.m. Room S222, LVCC South Hall)
Jon Landau: The producer will look at the artistic and technical challenges behind the new 3D version of Titanic, which involved re-creating each of the film's 279,360 frames. Released April 4, the film grossed $26 million domestically in its first five days. (April 16 @ 12:15 p.m. Room S222, LVCC South Hall)
Gary Ross: The writer-director of The Hunger Games heads a panel devoted to the hit film, which has grossed more than $300 million domestically and $460 million worldwide during just its first three weeks of release. (April 17 @ Noon Room S220, LVCC South Hall)