Legend3D Founder Primed Company for Domestic and International GrowthCARLSBAD, Calif., Sept. 17, 2014 — (PRNewswire) — Today Legend3D, Inc.â€”an industry pioneer in 2D-to-3D conversion technology and servicesâ€”Founder, Chief Technical Officer and Chief Creative Officer Dr. Barry Sandrew announced his departure from the company to focus on entrepreneurial endeavors. In 2000, Sandrew founded Legend3D with funding from angel investors and a handful of employees. Leveraging his extensive visual effects and digital imaging expertiseâ€”which includes 14 VFX patents and 23 years of feature film and TV experienceâ€”he and his colleagues built Legend3D into one of industry's leading 2D-to-3D conversion studios.
"We've come a long way, from a single workstation in the corner of an empty room to become a dominant leader in 3D conversion and visual effects, and I see this as the perfect time for me to exit the company," said Sandrew. "Legend3D's anticipated success is a great legacy for me as founder, but perhaps the legacy I am most proud of are the thriving careers created during the process of building and growing the company. I am an entrepreneur who is most happy starting new businesses and creating disruptive technology. I appreciate all of Legend3D's support as I look to future opportunities and I will continue cheering the company on to continued success."
With more than 70 3D movies scheduled for release this year through 2016, the 3D film industry is poised for continued growth, domestically and abroad. Legend3D's highly trained team of stereo experts and state-of-the-art conversion technology prime the company for growing marketplace demands. With a number of 2015 releases currently awarded as well as in progress, Legend3D has recently partnered with Marvel Studios, Colombia Pictures, TriStar Pictures, Warner Bros., Paramount, Walt Disney Pictures, MGM and BBC Films on major film features including: Maleficent, Transformers: Age of Extinction and The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
"Barry Sandrew has played a groundbreaking role in developing what the 3D industry is today. We are forever grateful for his inventive mind and the contributions he has made to 2D-to-3D technology. We wish him the best of success on his next ventures and we're dedicated to preserving his legacy through the continued growth of Legend3D," commented Legend3D Chief Executive Officer Brian Robertson.
Sandrew continues to serve on several boards. He has recently taken a lead role with the Tesla Foundation Group as chairman of the board of advisors. Additionally, apart from Legend3D, Sandrew will remain involved in various aspects of the 3D industry and he will continue to be an active member of the International 3D & Advanced Imaging Society.
California-based Legend3D, Inc. is an innovative 3D visual effects and conversion company committed to advancing the 3D medium globally. Legend3D leverages the most sought-after 3D talent with cutting-edge technology and works closely with the creative community to elevate the art of 3D on new feature films while also identifying opportunities to generate new revenue from iconic library titles. Founded in 2001 by Dr. Barry Sandrew, Legend3D utilizes its patented proprietary technology to create the highest quality conversions with the fastest turnaround time at the most competitive pricing in the industry. For more information, please visit www.Legend3D.com.
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