Summit Moves to L.A. Area24 Apr, 2009 By: Billy Gil
The 2009 Home Entertainment Summit will be scaled back from three days to two and relocated to Santa Monica, Calif. New Dimensions: The Eighth Annual Home Entertainment Summit will be held June 29 and 30, 2009, at the Loews Santa Monica Hotel. The annual home entertainment industry confab had originally been scheduled for Carlsbad, Calif., but in light of the lingering recession and business travel restrictions, has been moved back to the Los Angeles area, home of the seven previous summits.
The event, produced by Home Media Magazine, is expected to draw a who’s who of Hollywood home entertainment leaders as well as key retailers from the sellthrough, rental and online sectors. Also attending will be media and key members of the blogging community.
The Summit will open with a welcome cocktail party Monday night, June 29, 2009. Programs will be held Tuesday, June 30, and include a 3-D supersession, market research reports on the state of the home entertainment industry and its future, sessions on retailing and going green, and the popular Presidents Panel, featuring the top executives from the studios’ home entertainment divisions.
The conference will end with the DVD Critics Awards, honoring the best DVDs and Blu-ray Discs of 2008, as chosen by a panel of DVD experts and entertainment journalists. Submissions are now being accepted; please visit www.homemediamagazine.com/Summit for submission information.
Advance registration fees are $545 for members of DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group and $595 for all others. Qualified retailers will be able to register for the event at a special rate of just $195. Advance registration ends May 26. Special press registration is available to credentialed media. Please visit www.homemediamagazine.com/Summit for more information.