I found this article http://www.uemedia.com/CPC/article_7917.shtml The Sixth Annual DVD Entertainment 2003 conference and showcase, co-produced by Medialine magazine and the International Recording Media Association (IRMA) this coming Aug. 20-21 at the Universal City Hilton & Towers, promises to deliver the latest in the art and science of DVD production. This year's program will also feature marketing case studies for several major film releases. "The Making of A DVD Franchise" gives an overview of how DVD figured into the making of the Lord of the Rings trilogy from the start, and established a benchmark for four-disc deluxe editions of a theatrical movie. New Line Home Entertainment executives responsible for DVD production and marketing will reminisce about the non-stop workflow with its outside partners, including DVD producer Kurtti-Pellerin, authoring house Laser Pacific, menu design company Company Wide Shut and packaging designers 30 Sixty. A similar panel has been assembled by Lucasfilm to discuss the company's DVD philosophy for the Star Wars movie franchise. On the "When to Go All-Out for a DVD" panel a studio executive, a studio DVD production expert, an outside DVD producer and a talent agent outline their various needs in the production process of a special edition. Warner Bros.' Ned Price and Sony Pictures' Grover Crisp will demonstrate their latest restoration projects, making vintage films look better on DVD than they did in their day. ================================================== ========== This sounds like a very interesting conference and hopefully we will hear good things about the Original Trilogy.