Cameron to speak at Seoul Digital Forum

'Avatar' director makes first visit to South Korea

SEOUL – "Avatar" director and founder of Lightstorm Entertainment James Cameron will visit Korea next month to give a keynote speech for Seoul Digital Forum, which will be broadcast nationwide.

The forum, which takes place in Seoul on May 12-13, is an international conference exploring issues of technology, entertainment and media business by SBS, a major Korean broadcasting company. Cameron will speak on technology and 3D cinema.

The director’s first Korean visit is likely draw much attention, given the recent hype on 3D cinema and the score of “Avatar,” which became the most-watched film in Korean theater history by drawing 13.3 million viewers.

“With his long time interest in Korea and Korean culture and entertainment, and as Avatar has become the No. 1 movie in Korean boxoffice history, Mr. Cameron is excited about his first visit to Seoul and his participation in the Seoul Digital Forum,” the director’s company noted through an email address. “He sees it as a great opportunity to share his vision and connect with his fans in Korea.”

Along with the director, the forum also presents noted guests from the media sector including Shi Zhengrong, chairman of Suntech Power and Ken Auletta media columnist for the New Yorker magazine.

Seoul Digital Forum has previously hosted distinguished guests as its keynote speakers including Bill Gates, Eric Schmidt and Al Gore.
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