CAMERON | PACE Group Announces Martin Scorsese's "Hugo" as First "CPG Certified" Film

Groundbreaking 3D Film Showcases Quality of Certification Process

Dec 20, 2011, 13:13 ET from CAMERON | PACE Group

BURBANK, Calif., Dec. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CAMERON | PACE Group, the industry leader in 3D technologies and production services, today announced that Martin Scorsese's critically acclaimed film "Hugo" is the first film to be "CPG Certified." Led by co-chairmen James Cameron and Vince Pace, CAMERON | PACE Group (CPG) has launched the CPG Certified program to guarantee to studios, filmmakers, and audiences that a film or television show has the highest quality 3D, as a result of CPG's involvement throughout the project's entire production cycle.

"Hugo" has been named best film of the year by the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures, nominated for a Golden Globe® as best dramatic film, and selected for consideration for Achievement in Visual Effects for the Academy Awards®. CPG co-chairman Vince Pace said, "Among the many critical accolades 'Hugo' has received, we are proud of the fact the film has been especially praised for its 3D. As a CPG Certified film, 'Hugo" elegantly shows that the best 3D viewing experience comes from partnering with CAMERON | PACE Group for the entire lifecycle of a production."

CPG supplied director Martin Scorsese, cinematographer Robert Richardson, and the "Hugo" crew with the industry-leading equipment and training that enabled them to shoot the film in 3D. And as a CPG Certified film, "Hugo" received even more support: using patented technology, CPG built a custom infrastructure that allowed the filmmakers to review stereo dailies that were unprecedentedly high-quality. CPG also worked on-set with the filmmakers, supervising the stereo acquisition, and then finished the effort by performing the stereo post-production work and delivering the final stereo DI (digital intermediate).

"Hugo" cinematographer Robert Richardson said, "'Hugo' is the first film I've shot in 3D. Before I worked with CPG, I was concerned that there would be pressure to change my method and my instincts, but CPG made 3D work for me, not the other way around."

CPG's Pace concluded, "With 'Hugo', we've proven the quality of the CPG Certified program. Continuing to provide the industry with a proven success formula for stereo production will continue to showcase the finest 3D in the world."

CAMERON | PACE Group (CPG) is the industry leader in 3D technologies and production services, from SLATE2SCREEN. Led by co-founders James Cameron and Vince Pace, CPG is advancing the future of 3D through the development of products, solutions, and creative tools for use across all media channels. Supporting networks, studios, broadcasters, filmmakers, and creative teams globally, the company's unparalleled expertise helps content producers realize the full potential of 3D as a new, immersive, and powerful storytelling medium. CPG's easy, efficient, and cost-effective 3D solutions have supported productions generating more than $8 billion in box office, and have played a key role in 9 concert films, 27 features, and more than 140 sports productions worldwide. For more information about the company, please visit