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Friday, January 19, 2007

New head of Entertainment Technology Center: David Wertheimer

Now that digital projectors are rolling out across the country, David Wertheimer will be faced with setting a new agenda for the Entertainment Technology Center at USC, which helped iron out many of digital cinema's technical and standards wrinkles. Here's a Variety brief, and here (in PDF form) is the ETC's press release. A snippet from the announcement:

    “One of the major questions for media companies today is how to produce and distribute the
    highest quality entertainment to users wherever they are, whenever they want it,” Wertheimer
    said. “ETC’s history as an enabler of the digital cinema revolution provides a strong foundation
    on which to answer these types of questions. As we move ahead, ETC will be the place where
    the industry comes together to explore new opportunities created by digital media.” he added.

I talked with Wertheimer last fall for this Hollywood Reporter piece on the future of cinema.