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Magic Meets Technology: Illusionist David Copperfield and Futurist Ted Schilowitz Discuss the Future of Entertainment at NAB 2023

The Pioneers at the Intersection of Technology and Magic in Special Session
David Copperfield NAB 2023

The NAB Show’s opening session, CPS@NAB, will bring together Paramount futurist Ted Schilowitz and world-renowned illusionist David Copperfield for an insightful keynote titled “Behind the Magic of NAB’s Legacy and Future” at the SAHARA Theater in Las Vegas. They will engage in a thought-provoking conversation about TV and movie magic, exploring the role of technology in shaping entertainment experiences.

Throughout the session, Schilowitz and Copperfield will demonstrate AI technology, providing attendees the opportunity to interact with advanced virtual humans while learning about the latest innovations in the industry. The presentation will address the challenges in the rapidly evolving media and entertainment ecosystem, as transmedia products increasingly converge across various formats, including theater, streaming, broadcasting, gaming, and music.

The talk will emphasize the industry’s top examples of cutting-edge tech deployment and celebrate a century of TV and movie magic. The duo will share their insights on the creative storytelling methods that will define the entertainment landscape in the next century.

Celebrating a Century: NAB Show Marks 100 Years of Pioneering Broadcast and Media Innovation

Magic Meets Tech: Copperfield & Schilowitz Explore Entertainment’s Next Frontier

In the realm of TV and movie magic, the collaboration between artistic minds and technology experts is set to unlock new possibilities. Copperfield and Schilowitz’s engaging discussion will focus on the future of the industry, paving the way for innovative and unforgettable experiences that will captivate audiences worldwide.

David Copperfield is a legendary American illusionist renowned for his captivating magic shows and breathtaking illusions. Copperfield boasts 21 Emmy Awards, 11 Guinness World Records, and a Hollywood Walk of Fame star. A highly successful magician, he’s sold over 33 million tickets and grossed $4 billion. His storytelling, showmanship, and stunning illusions enchant audiences and inspire future magicians.

“We are honored to have the legendary David Copperfield and Ted Schilowitz open our Summit and share their vision for the future of the increasingly complex and converged industry. As proud partners of NAB, we are excited to present this special session for their 100th anniversary, which promises to be a buzz-worthy and magical experience that attendees won’t want to miss.”

Guy Finley, President at MESA

Ted Schilowitz is a futurist and technology consultant in the entertainment industry, known for guiding companies in adopting emerging technologies. Schilowitz was on founding teams at RED Digital Cinema and 20th Century Fox’s Advanced Creative Technology. Contributing to Oscar, Emmy, and Grammy-winning content, he now serves as Paramount Pictures’ Futurist in Residence. Schilowitz guides companies in navigating the evolving landscape of entertainment technology and often speaks at industry events.

To watch David Copperfield and Ted Schilowitz explore new possibilities in storytelling and audience experiences NAB attendees can register for the event here. An NAB exhibits pass is required to attend and can be found for free here.


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