SMPTE Virtual Press Conference for NAB Show's Technology Summit on Cinema Now Available Online

One-Hour Event Features Q&A With Summit Keynote Speaker Jon Landau

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. April 3, 2013 — The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, has made its virtual press conference on the NAB Show's Technology Summit on Cinema (TSC) available online. The one-hour event, held on March 26 and now available at, offers an exclusive overview of the TSC and features an interactive discussion with award-winning producer and TSC keynote speaker Jon Landau about his perspective on cinema today.

Landau was joined by SMPTE Executive Director Barbara Lange, SMPTE Education Vice President Pat Griffis, TSC Conference Program Chair Paul Hearty, and SMPTE President Wendy Aylsworth in addressing topics ranging from the promise of high frame rate (HFR) 3D presentations to the possibilities opened up by laser projection technologies and enhanced sound systems. During the press conference’s Q-and-A session, Landau spoke more specifically about ways in which he’s working to push the envelope and apply new technologies to motion picture production.

“The future is very bright for our industry,” said Landau. “It has been human nature for centuries to seek out the communal entertainment experience — going back to the Greek tragedies — and I think that people will continue to go to the movies and that we need to continue to deliver to them. We can’t be afraid of change, we can’t be afraid of technology, because if we are, we will see history march right by us.”

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About the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers

The Oscar® and Emmy® Award-winning Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), a professional membership association, is the worldwide leader in developing and providing motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, technology, media, and entertainment industries. An internationally recognized and accredited organization, SMPTE advances moving-imagery education and engineering across the broadband, broadcast, cinema, and IT disciplines. Since its founding in 1916, SMPTE has published the SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal and developed more than 600 standards, recommended practices, and engineering guidelines. SMPTE members include motion-imaging executives, engineers, creative and technology professionals, researchers, scientists, educators, and students from around the world. Information on joining SMPTE is available at