ACM SIGGRAPH Executive Committee May 2004 Conference Call

May 12, 2004

Attendees:

Judy Brown
Colleen Case
Alain Chesnais
Gudrun Enger
Masa Inakage
Erica Johnson
Jackie Morie
Scott Owen
Stephen Spencer
Dino Schweitzer

Absent

Tony Baylis
Thierry Frey
Barb Helfer

Minutes

Recommendation for Contract for SIGGRAPH 2004 Content Capture

Gudrun Enger presented the committee recommendation for a company to capture content from SIGGRAPH 2004 and prepare it for online and DVD distribution. Four bids were received in response to the Request for Proposal for this contract.

Motion
(Enger, Morie) To approve awarding the contract to Soma Media to capture the content from SIGGRAPH 2004 for online and DVD distribution.

Approved
(7,0,0)

There are two options for this contract.

Option 1 to pay Soma Media $329,000 for complete production, after which ACM SIGGRAPH owns and sells the product. With this option, we will need to spend an additional $20,000 to do our own marketing.

Option 2 to pay Soma Media $189,000 for complete production, after which ACM SIGGRAPH owns the product, but Soma Media markets and sells it and receives 50% of the profits.

These options will be discussed further by email, with an email vote to be made by May 26th, 2004.

Budget

Alain Chesnais will post the budget online for the Executive Committee to review.

Next Conference Call

The next conference call will be June 23rd at 6 PM Eastern time.