With what sounds like something straight out of Warren Ellis' run on Iron Man, Paramount Pictures has named Ted Schilowitz their first-ever Futurist in Residence. Schilowitz, an expert in emerging technologies, will report to both Chairman/CEO Jim Gianopulos and COO Andrew Gumpert. As for the really big question, what IS a Futurist in Residence? It's explained as someone who works with the technology teams to explore all the latest efforts in tech with an emphasis on virtual reality / augmented reality.
Schilowitz will continue on as CCO of Barco Escape that is working on adding immersive right and left screen to movie theaters. His company has worked with Paramount on Star Trek: Beyond and with 20th Century Fox on the Maze Runner films. He was a consulting Futurist for 20th Century Fox… another awesome business title. While there he worked on the evolving art and science of advanced motion picture creation and created strategy on future technology and vision of cinema for the next generation of movie entertainment. He was founder and part of the development team at RED Digital Cinema making the ultra-high resolution digital movie cameras which are now standard for big films. He was also one of the founders and creators of the G-Tech line of advanced hard drive storage products.
In other words, he's usually on the team making the cutting edge technology in the film industry and now he is doing it for Paramount.