updated 9/20/2010 12:46:25 PM ET 2010-09-20T16:46:25

NEW YORK, Sept. 20, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The 3D Experience, New York's first Annual 3D Entertainment and Technology Festival, today unveiled the line-up for its Executive Forum "Special 3D Sneak Peeks" screening, which will feature a special viewing of extended footage from TRON: Legacy and TANGLED,and the U.S. premiere of City of Ruins at 6:00 p.m. on Fri, Sept. 24 in Times Square, New York.

The Executive Forum is the portion of The 3D Experience festival that is geared towards industry professionals, offering them the opportunity to learn what's next in the world of 3D through presentations, networking opportunities and technical demonstrations. The 3D Experience also features activities for consumers, including the 3D Showroom at the Discovery Times Square Exposition on 226 W. 44th St., and 3D film screenings at the AMC Theatres Empire 25 on 234 W. 42nd St.

"The agenda of events we have planned for our Executive Forum delegates offers them, hands down, the most thought-provoking and visionary, as well as pragmatic look at the 3D industry of today and tomorrow," said Nino Balistreri, managing director for The 3D Experience. "We are excited to add this exclusive footage screening of TRON: Legacy and TANGLED—two of the most anticipated 3D films this year—to that agenda. It's our way of saying thank you for participating, with entertainment that will further cement the prediction that 3D is here to stay."

Prior to Friday night's "Special 3D Sneak Peeks" screening, the full-day Executive Forum portion of the festival will offer registered delegates the opportunity to view presentations from some of the industry's most respected 3D thought leaders. HP CTO Phil McKinney, NASDAQ SVP Robert H. McCooey, Jr., and IMAX CEO Richard Gelfond are some of the top headliners participating in the inaugural event. For the latest information on the speaker line-up and panels, please visit: http://the3dexperience.org/?page_id=545

Other special features for Executive Forum delegates include the NASDAQ Opening Night VIP Reception Presented by LG Electronics USA on Thurs, Sept. 23; and exclusive 3D technical demonstrations, including a special delegate-only event, the 3D TV "Test Drive." The 3D TV "Test Drive" takes place for Executive Forum delegates on Sat, Sept. 25 at the NASDAQ MarketSite and offers an in depth experience of the top 3D TV brands.

Space is limited. For more information and to register, please visit: http://the3dexperience.org/?page_id=1352 .


The 3D Experience is committed to creating large-scale interactive programs that bring together leading minds, leading products and leading experiences. Event Partners for The 3D Experience include NASDAQ OMX, Best Buy, National CineMedia, IMAX, AMC, Technicolor and Discovery TSX. Sponsors include LG Electronics USA, Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America, Inc., 3ality Digital, Panasonic, NVIDIA, AT&T, Northern Lights Entertainment, 3D Eye Solutions, BodySound Technologies, Texas Instruments, RealD, 3DMedia, Jump 3D, Samsung, Sony Digital Cinema, MasterImage, Spatial View, Polaroid Premium 3D Glasses, Hello Charlie, Legend 3D and Passmore Lab. Supporters include National Geographic Entertainment, Paramount Pictures, Red Bull Records, Lionsgate, IMS Research and International 3D Society. The 3D Experience is produced by e5 Global Media, a diversified company with leading assets in the media and entertainment arenas. For more information and to register for The 3D Experience visit www.the3DExperience.org . Connect with The 3D Experience on Facebook at www.facebook.com/3dexperience and Twitter at twitter.com/the3dexperience.


Walt Disney Pictures presents "Tangled," one of the most hilarious, hair-raising tales ever told. When the kingdom's most wanted—and most charming—bandit Flynn Rider (voice of Zachary Levi) hides out in a mysterious tower, he's taken hostage by Rapunzel (voice of Mandy Moore), a beautiful and feisty tower-bound teen with 70 feet of magical, golden hair. Flynn's curious captor, who's looking for her ticket out of the tower where she's been locked away for years, strikes a deal with the handsome thief and the unlikely duo sets off on an action-packed escapade, complete with a super-cop horse, an over-protective chameleon and a gruff gang of pub thugs. In theaters this holiday season in Disney Digital 3D™, "Tangled" is a story of adventure, heart, humor and hair—lots of hair. The film hits U.S. theaters on Nov. 24, 2010. For more information, visit Disney.com/Tangled, like us on Facebook: facebook.com/DisneyTangled and follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/disneyanimation.


"TRON: Legacy" is a 3D high-tech adventure set in a digital world that's unlike anything ever captured on the big screen. Sam Flynn (Garrett Hedlund), a rebellious 27-year-old, is haunted by the mysterious disappearance of his father Kevin Flynn (Oscar®- and Golden Globe®-winner Jeff Bridges), a man once known as the world's leading video-game developer. When Sam investigates a strange signal sent from the old Flynn's Arcade—a signal that could only come from his father—he finds himself pulled into a digital world where Kevin has been trapped for 20 years. With the help of the fearless warrior Quorra (Olivia Wilde), father and son embark on a life-and-death journey across a visually-stunning cyber universe—a universe created by Kevin himself that has become far more advanced with never-before-imagined vehicles, weapons, landscapes and a ruthless villain who will stop at nothing to prevent their escape. Presented in Disney Digital 3D™ and scored by Grammy® Award-winning electronic music duo Daft Punk, "TRON: Legacy" hits U.S. theaters on Dec. 17, 2010, in Disney Digital 3D™ and IMAX® 3D. For more information, visit Disney.com/TRON, like us on Facebook: facebook.com/TRON
 and follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/TronLegacy.

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