Condé Nast Entertainment Builds on Its Relationship With Jaunt Further Enhancing The Virtual Reality Lab At The USC School of Cinematic Arts

The Digital Content Powerhouse and Best-in-Class VR Producer Will Partner to Provide Students with Creative Guidance, Distribution and Sales Expertise

NEW YORK – May 2, 2017 – Condé Nast Entertainment (CNÉ), a next generation studio developing and producing projects across film, television, social and premium digital video and virtual reality, today announced a new extension of their ongoing relationship with Jaunt, the leading cinematic virtual reality company. The extended partnership will bring additional resources and opportunities to the Jaunt Cinematic Virtual Reality Lab at the University of Southern California’s (USC) School of Cinematic Arts.

As the lab enters its second year, Jaunt and CNÉ’s experts will mentor students, assisting them with the production, distribution and marketing of the most exciting and cutting-edge projects to come out of the lab. Furthermore, by leveraging CNÉ’s network of partners and affiliates, select projects will have the potential for much wider distribution and public recognition. "In just four years, CNÉ has achieved the scale of television with the relevance of digital, so investing in content on emerging platforms, like VR, while supporting young, diverse creators is in our DNA," said Dawn Ostroff, President of CNÉ. "We are pleased to be expanding our successful partnership with Jaunt and its VR lab. The students at USC are talented and driven, and we look forward to working with them as they develop into next gen filmmakers."

CNÉ and Jaunt have a history of successful collaboration, as the partnership follows the blockbuster 360° virtual reality hit, Invisible, a scripted supernatural drama distributed across Samsung, Jaunt, and Condé Nast platforms. Invisible was directed by Doug Liman (Bourne Identity, Edge of Tomorrow) and presented by Lexus.

The Jaunt Cinematic Virtual Reality Lab is the first VR incubator of its kind. The three-year program at the USC School of Cinematic Arts provides students with Jaunt’s professional end- to-end solution for VR production and playback, including access to award-winning Jaunt ONE VR cameras, in addition to research, development projects and internships at Jaunt.