Paramount Pictures, Turner Entertainment Executives to Speak during SMPTE 2010 Technical Conference & Expo

White Plains, NY, Oct. 19, 2010 - The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) today announced that Chris Carey, Executive Vice President of Worldwide Technical Operations for Paramount Pictures, and Clyde D. Smith, Senior VP, Global Broadcast Technology, Turner Entertainment Networks, will speak during the SMPTE 2010 Technical Conference & Expo.

Carey will present "Four Clicks to an Illegal Download: A Briefing on the State of Internet Film Piracy," at the Industry Luncheon Oct. 25. Smith will present "The Coming Tsunami and the Skills to Survive It!" at a private luncheon honoring newly named SMPTE Fellows on Oct. 27.

The 2010 SMPTE Technical Conference & Expo is the annual gathering of the world's leading motion-imaging researchers, scientists, practitioners, and manufacturers. It will feature more than 80 presentations spanning key topics in the communications, media, and entertainment industries - as well as a progress report regarding the SMPTE stereoscopic 3D Home Master standard, which will be key to enabling 3D feature films and other programming to be played on home television and computer displays regardless of the delivery channels.

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A special SMPTE pre-conference seminar to be held on 25 October, 2010 will address the challenges of doing business in a dynamic and global digital media ecosystem.

About the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers

The OscarÆ Award-winning and EmmyÆ Award-winning Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) is the leading technical society for the motion imaging industry. As an internationally recognized and accredited standards-setting body, SMPTE develops standards, recommended practices and guidelines, and spearheads educational activities to advance engineering and moving imagery. Headquartered in New York, SMPTE is comprised of engineers and other technical specialists, IT, and new media professionals, filmmakers, manufacturers, educators, and consultants in more than 65 countries.