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ROCK HILL, S.C., May 2, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced today that CEO Avi Reichental will be speaking at the Motion Picture Association of America's (MPAA) Creativity Conference in Washington, D.C. on May 2. The "Creativity Conference" is hosted in partnership by the MPAA, Microsoft and ABC News, and convenes leaders in entertainment, politics, technology, media and government to discuss how creativity is impacting technology breakthroughs and the American economy.
A photo accompanying this release is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=25103At the conference Reichental will deliver a keynote on the role of 3D printing in the entertainment industry today and what the future could look like for connected digital-to-physical story telling. Other speakers at the conference include Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr.; Amy Powell, President of Paramount Television, Insurge Pictures & Digital Entertainment; and Lisa Rawlins, Vice President Public Affairs at Warner Bros. Entertainment; Sean Bailey, President of Walt Disney Studios Motion Picture Production; and Morgan Spurlock, documentary filmmaker. The conference will be live-streamed on ABC.com. Today, 3DS' design, scanning and 3D printing technologies are widely used for visual effects (VFX) to scan actors, props and locations, populating the virtual worlds that filmmakers' create for blockbuster films. 3D printing is becoming a crucial element for manufacturing authentic assets (collectible figurines), such as 3DS' 3DMe application, to the US and world markets as consumer products for the multi-billion dollar entertainment merchandising industry.