Zoradi, Eick Added as NAB Keynote Speakers
March 05, 2009
AWN Headline NewsThe 2009 NAB Show added two keynote address to their upcoming April conference: BATTLESTAR GALACTIC Co-Creator and Executive Producer David Eick will present an afternoon keynote and Mark Zoradi, president of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Group, will present a keynote address during the show's Digital Cinema Summit on April 19.
Zoradi will offer first-hand insights and news about digital 3D as well as 3D delivery across multiple platforms. The Digital Cinema Summit, "3D Cinema & Beyond: Lens to Living Room," will be held April 18-19, and is produced in partnership with the Society of Motion Picture Television Engineers (SMPTE).
Zoradi, an industry veteran who oversees the worldwide distribution and marketing of all Walt Disney Studios films including Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar Animation Studios, Walt Disney Pictures, and Touchstone Pictures, has played a pivotal role in the studio's successful worldwide box office run in 2008, which cumulated an impressive global gross of $2.4 billion.
Prior to assuming the current role in July 2006, Zoradi led the Walt Disney Studios' international distribution and marketing arm formerly known as Buena Vista International as its president for 14 years. At Buena Vista International, Zoradi made a global impact and shattered industry records by earning more than $1 billion at the international box office for 12 consecutive years, generating $16.8 billion from 1995-2006. No other company has come close to this achievement.
Zoradi's 29-year career at Disney has spanned television, home entertainment and film businesses. His Disney stint began as marketing manager for Walt Disney Home Video during the beginning of the home entertainment boom. From there he moved into television business as marketing director for the Disney Channel before serving numerous executive roles -- including president -- for Buena Vista International.
The NAB Show will take place April 18-23, 2009 in Las Vegas (exhibits open April 20). It is the world's largest electronic media show covering filmed entertainment and the development, management and delivery of content across all mediums.