Deal Includes the Brand-New Star Wars: The Force Awakens Plus Upcoming 2016 and 2017 Releases
Stereo D, a subsidiary of Deluxe Entertainment Group, said today that it has a commission from Lucasfilm and The Walt Disney Studios to convert three Star Wars film releases to stereo. The films covered by the agreement are: Star Wars: The Force Awakens, opening this week; Rogue One, opening December 16, 2016, and Star Wars: Episode VIII, opening May 26, 2017.
The Star Wars 3D conversion work will be supervised by StereoD Executive VP and Chief Creative Officer Aaron Parry and his team along with Lucasfilm VP of Visual Effects Janet Lewin and Lucasfilm VP of Post-Production Pippa Anderson, Lucasfilm and Stereo D said in the joint announcement.
"As a company of artists and technicians who all embrace their inner Jedi, we are thrilled and honored to be part of the Star Wars franchise," said Stereo D President William Sherak in a prepared statement. "As a life-long fan, this represents the ultimate in wish fulfillment."
The deal is the first time Stereo D has worked with Deluxe. Stereo D had previously worked with director J.J. Abrams on Star Trek: Into Darkness and with ILM on The Avengers, Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Among its other credits are Jurassic World, Everest, San Andreas, Mad Max: Fury Road and Terminator Genisys. The company was founded in 2009 and purchased by Deluxe in 2011.
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