Jon Shapiro is a renowned Digital 3D Pioneer & experienced Entertainment Industry Executive, as well as a two time Emmy-winning Motion Picture, Television, and Music Producer. He has also been involved in the conception, development, and production of mainstream entertainment in virtually every professional music, film or TV medium including animation, digital 3D, HDTV, 35mm and IMAX 15p/70mm film, and 5.1 Direct Stream Digital surround audio.
After producing mainstream family entertainment such as the feature film “Richie Rich” and the two time Emmy-winning “Curious George” TV & Movie franchise, Mr. Shapiro has for a decade played a leadership role in the establishment and growth of next-generation digital Stereoscopic 3D (S3D) movies and TV. He is a Co-Founder of 3ality Digital, the world’s preeminent digital 3D live-action technology and production company. Since its inception in 2006, 3ality Digital (now 3ality Technica, after merging with Element Technica in 2011) has developed and delivered technical and creative solutions for 3D filmed and live broadcast entertainment — from feature films such as the new upcoming “Amazing Spider Man” and Peter Jackson’s “Hobbit” movies, to commercials, live sporting events, concerts and TV shows for networks including NBC, DirecTV’s n3D and Sky 3D. Mr. Shapiro was Producer of the acclaimed motion picture, “U2 3D”, the first ever live-action film produced & exhibited in digital 3D.
He is also a Former Board Member and Chair of the Content Creation Committee for the 3D@Home Consortium which oversees an industry-wide effort to speed the commercialization of 3D into homes worldwide and provide the best possible viewing experience by facilitating the development of standards, roadmaps and education for the entire 3D industry – from content, hardware and software providers to consumers.