The Digital Hollywood Experience

The Digital Hollywood Experience


Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

6:15 PM – 8:30 PM. Ahmanson Hall, Additional Ticket Required

The Welcome Dinner

Hollywood and Space: Honoring the Greatest in Creativity – The Artists – The Science and the Right Stuff

Jeffrey Kluger, Editor at Large, Time magazine and, Author, Apollo 13 and Apollo 8

Moderator - Steve Schklair, founding principal and CEO, 3ality & 3mersiv

Speakers to be announced


Steve Schklair is a producer, cinematographer, CEO of 3ality Technica, and founder of 3MERSIV. Recognized as an international 3D expert, Schklair has expanded into virtual reality, dedicated to advancing VR from both a creative and technology perspective through the 2015 launch of 3MERSIV—a company entirely focused on VR production and developing integrated solutions for capturing VR. Utilizing the same vision and technological skill that elevated 3ality to a new standard in native 3D systems and technology for movies including Transformers, X-Men, The Martian, The Hobbit, and television broadcasts for the NFL and BSkyB, Schklair is already making an impact on

virtual reality’s potential to capture news, sports, and other programming that could benefit from a 360-degree viewer experience. Diving into the VR world is a natural transition for Schklair where he is noted for contributing to the Nokia-designed OZO launch by directing and producing the “Marriage Equality” test production. He recently served as Executive Producer on the Randal Kleiser directed episodic VR series Defrost.  Schklair served as a Producer and the 3D and Digital Image Producer on the groundbreaking U23D movie released in 2007. He served as Executive Producer on films such as Britney Spears Live, and on live concert films for Kenny Chesney, The Black Eyed Peas, and Katy Perry. He also served as a producer for the Russian epic, Stalingrad, directed by Fedor Bondarchuk. Schklair contributed to Bernard Mendiburu’s 2011 book, ‘3D TV and 3D Cinema’ and has spoken at dozens of conferences including NAB, events for the PGA, and has been a keynote speaker at MIPCOM 2012 in Cannes, 3D Masters in London, Dimension-3 in Paris, and the IBC in Amsterdam. Prior to 3MERSIV, Schklair was a senior executive at Digital Domain during the production of such films as Apollo 13, The Fifth Element, Titanic, and Terminator 2:3D. He was also creative director for R/Greenberg Associates, and Executive Producer of The Columbus Project for computer graphics and interactive media pioneer Robert Abel. In 2014, the International 3D and Advanced Imaging Society recognized Schklair and 3ality with the prestigious Century Award, which is presented to those individuals and companies who have indelibly left their mark on 3D’s first century.  Schklair is an associate member of the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC), a member of the Producer’s Guild of America (PGA), and is an award winning member of the VES.


Jeffrey Kluger is the Editor at Large for Time magazine and, principally covering science and social issues. His most recent nonfiction book is Apollo 8: The Thrilling Story of the First Mission to the Moon, which will be published in May, 2017. His most recent novel is Freedom Stone, a young-adult tale set on a South Carolina plantation in 1863, published in 2011. He is the author of seven other books, including Apollo 13—coauthored with Jim Lovell—which served as the basis of the 1995 movie. In his time at Time, Kluger has written hundreds of stories, including more than 40 cover stories. He has appeared regularly on CBS This Morning, The Today Show, Good Morning America, CNN, MSNBC and others. He has also made guest appearances on The Colbert Report and Late Night With Seth Meyers. Before coming to Time, Kluger worked for Discover magazine, where he was a senior editor and humor columnist. Prior to that, he was health editor at Family Circle magazine and Associate Editor at Science Digest magazine. He is a licensed—though non-practicing—attorney; and is a graduate of the University of Maryland and the University of Baltimore School of Law. He lives in New York City with his wife and daughters.