San Francisco, September 7, 2022 – MovieLabs, the technology joint venture of the major Hollywood motion picture studios, has announced the initial 2030 Vision Showcase selections that illustrate aspects of the 2030 Vision that have been implemented today. The organizations with selected cases studies are Accenture, Amazon Web Services, Dreamworks Animation, Microsoft, Overcast, Prime Focus Technologies, ProductionPro, Skywalker Sound, Sony Pictures/Sony Ci and Disney Studios Content.
The MovieLabs 2030 Showcase Program recognizes organizations in the Media & Entertainment industry that are applying emerging cloud and production technologies to actual media workflows as case studies that are aligned with the 2030 Vision Principles. These companies are advancing the industry and reinventing the media creation ecosystem and, in the process, helping realize the MovieLabs 2030 Vision’s goals of enhanced efficiency and interoperability.
Richard Berger, CEO of MovieLabs, said: “We have had a tremendous response to the first phase of our 2030 Vision Showcase Program. It was great to see so many organizations submit case studies showing how they have been putting the principles of the 2030 Vision into practice across various parts of the media supply chain including: movie and TV production, broadcast and streaming distribution, live news, live sports and even music events. We had great difficulty choosing the first ten case studies to highlight as it has become clear that the MovieLabs 2030 Vision has been embraced by the industry and so much progress is being made in so many areas. This first set of case studies is just the beginning, and we look forward to highlighting additional case studies in the future as organizations across the industry make progress implementing the MovieLabs 2030 Vision.”
Earlier this Summer organizations were invited to demonstrate how they are implementing aspects of the MovieLabs 2030 Vision and moving from “principles to practice” by submitting their case studies to the 2030 Showcase Program. Submitting organizations needed to illustrate how their examples aligned with one or more of the 10 principles of the MovieLabs 2030 Vision. MovieLabs evaluated each entry, narrowing down the initial list in time to be highlighted at the IBC Show in Amsterdam. Later this year MovieLabs will publish the selected case studies on MovieLabs.com and they may be referenced by MovieLabs at industry events, conferences and online. Additionally, select 2030 Showcase participants will be invited to present their case study at a private event with production technology leaders from across the MovieLabs studio members – Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures, Universal Pictures, Walt Disney Studios, and Warner Bros.
The selected case studies illustrate Principles 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 and 8 of the MovieLabs 2030 Vision. Collectively they are a demonstration of the Vision concepts of cloud-based workflows, applications coming to the cloud storage, propagation of privileges publishing media through a workflow (instead of moving assets), archival media being used as an asset library for repurposing, a single identity system for all users in a workflow and complex media asset collections being linked through metadata.
More details on the MovieLabs 2030 Vision, the 10 key principles for the evolution of media creation and the selected Showcase participants case study names are all available on the MovieLabs website at www.movielabs.com/2030showcase.
Motion Picture Laboratories, Inc. (MovieLabs) is a non-profit technology research lab jointly run by Paramount Pictures Corporation, Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc., Universal Pictures, Walt Disney Pictures and Television, and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
MovieLabs enables member studios to work together to understand new technologies and enhance interoperability and efficiency. We help set the bar for future technology advancement and then define voluntary specifications, standards, and workflows that deliver the industry’s vision. Our goal is always to empower storytellers with new technologies that help deliver the best of future media for consumers.
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