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Page 13 of 53 10 POST JANUARY 2016 BITS & PIECES STEREO D TO PRODUCE 3D FOR UPCOMING STAR WARS MOVIES BURBANK — Beginning with Star Wars: The Force Awak- ens, directed by JJ Abrams, Deluxe's Stereo D (www., the Hollywood producer of 3D for feature films, has been commissioned by Lucasfilm and The Walt Disney Studios to create the stereoscopic editions for three releases in the iconic Star Wars franchise. The other two titles are Rogue One, directed by Gareth Edwards and re- leasing on December 16, 2016, and Star Wars: Episode VIII, directed by Rian Johnson and releasing on May 26, 2017. This marks the first collaboration between Lucasfilm and Burbank-based Stereo D. Stereo D is a subsidiary of Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc. "As a company of artists and technicians who all em- brace their inner Jedi, we are thrilled and honored to be part of the Star Wars franchise," says William Sherak, presi- dent of Deluxe's Stereo D. "As a life-long fan, this represents the ultimate in wish fulfillment." "The quality of Stereo D's work provides visually exciting experiences for all audiences and we are very pleased to be working with them on the next three movies in the Star Wars franchise," says Lucasfilm's SVP of physial production Jason McGatlin. "A creative collaboration between Lucas- film, ILM and Stereo D allows us to leverage efficiencies and deliver an amazing 3D experience." Work on Star Wars: The Force Awakens reunited Deluxe with Abrams, for whom Stereo D produced 3D on Star Trek: Into Darkness. The studio had also collaborated with ILM on a robust pipeline to create the stereoscopic 3D on Marvel's The Avengers, Marvel's Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, among others. Deluxe's Stereo D executive VP and CCO Aaron Parry and his team will oversee the stereo production in tandem with Lucasfilm's VP of visual effects Janet Lewin and Lu- casfilm's VP of post production Pippa Anderson.

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