'OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL' Director Sam Raimi Receives Annual 'RealD Innovation in 3D Award' at CinemaCon
LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Today during the Filmmakers' Roundtable and Luncheon at CinemaCon in Las Vegas, Nevada, RealD Inc. (NYS: RLD) awarded its annual 'RealD Innovation in 3D Award' to director Sam Raimi for his work on OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL. The 'RealD Innovation in 3D Award' recognizes extraordinary contributions to digital 3D that embody the pioneering and creative spirit the technology brings to life in cinema and other applications. The award was presented to Raimi by RealD CEO and co-founder, Michael V. Lewis.
"OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL has set the bar in 2013 for both box office success and use of 3D to captivate audiences in a new and exciting way," said Lewis at today's luncheon. "3D played an instrumental role in bringing the Land of Oz to life, allowing moviegoers to feel as if they've stepped inside the land for a firsthand, immersive entertainment experience. We congratulate Sam on his achievements in 3D with this film."
"Shooting my first 3D film was a great adventure," said director Sam Raimi. "It allowed me to explore the depths of the world that my production designer and his team created in a way I had never thought possible. I accept this award on behalf of the camera people, technicians, and artists on OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL, and thank RealD for this honor."
Disney's OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL is 2013's highest grossing film having delivered more than $470 million worldwide in ticket sales to-date.
Past 'RealD Innovation in 3D Award' honorees include Martin Scorsese for the five-time Academy Award-winning film HUGO, James Cameron and Jon Landau for their work on the top-grossing worldwide feature film of all-time, AVATAR, as well as Henry Selick, LAIKA and Focus Features for their work on the feature film CORALINE, the first stop-motion animated feature ever produced from inception in 3D.
About RealD Inc.
RealD is a leading global licensor of 3D technologies. RealD's extensive intellectual property portfolio is used in applications that enable a premium 3D viewing experience in the theater, the home and elsewhere. RealD licenses its RealD Cinema Systems to motion picture exhibitors that show 3D motion pictures and alternative 3D content. RealD also provides its RealD Display, active and passive eyewear, and RealD Format technologies to consumer electronics manufacturers and content producers and distributors to enable the delivery and viewing of 3D content. RealD's cutting-edge 3D technologies have been used for applications such as piloting the Mars Rover.
RealD was founded in 2003 and has offices in Beverly Hills, California; Boulder, Colorado; London, United Kingdom; Moscow, Russia; Shanghai, China; Hong Kong; and Tokyo, Japan. For more information, please visit our website at www.reald.com.
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