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Summit In September!

21 May, 2009 By: Thomas K. Arnold

We’ve gotten a lot of inquiries about our 2009 Home Entertainment Summit, which several weeks ago was moved from its originally slotted location in La Costa, Calif., to Loew’s Santa Monica. Now comes another change. The summit will still take place at Loew’s, a great beachfront hotel close to most of the major studios, but we are pushing it back to late September from its originally scheduled date of June 29. We are doing this because, frankly, this is the home entertainment community’s annual showcase, and right now we don’t have much to showcase other than a weak first quarter and lots of uncertainty over new technologies such as 3-D for the home. 

The new date — and we will announce a specific day within three weeks, pending confirmation of a very special keynote speaker — will bring us to the threshold of the fourth quarter, with the summer theatricals behind us and everyone focused on these big summer movies arriving on DVD and Blu-ray Disc. We also should have a clearer picture on what’s happening with 3-D, which many consider Blu-ray Disc’s potential “killer app.”

In the meantime we are keeping registration open, and the deadline for our annual DVD/Blu-ray Disc Critics Awards remains unchanged. If you need any more info, please contact our show coordinator, John Latchem, at jlatchem@questex.com. Here’s the original announcement:

The time has come again. We are now accepting submissions for the DVD Critics Awards, which will be presented June 30 in Los Angeles.

Details of categories and the entry form can be found here.

This year we are accepting submissions by title as opposed to DVD or Blu-ray. So titles that are released on DVD, or on both DVD and Blu-ray at the same time, are eligible for most of the categories. The exception is the High-Def category, which is only for Blu-ray Disc releases.

Only titles released in 2008 are eligible. Please do not submit anything specifically for Best of Show.

If you choose to submit the Blu-ray version of a title, please include at least one copy of the Standard-Def version.


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