Steve Perlman is an entrepreneur and inventor devoted to pioneering entertainment, multimedia, communications and consumer electronics technologies and services. He has more than 30 years of technology development experience, over 15 years of start-up experience and a track record of bringing media-rich products and services quickly to market.

Steve is founder and CEO of the Rearden Companies, a family of companies dedicated to the synergistic development of art and technology. :: The Women of Action Network is a subsidiary of Rearden.

Steve’s technology work is built into all Macs and most PCs and has been deployed by DirecTV, Dish, Comcast, Charter and Adelphia Cable TV and Satellite TV networks; and retailed as consumer products from Sony, Philips, RCA, Panasonic, Mitsubishi, Samsung, Fujitsu and Motorola. Products he has created include Mova Contour Reality Capture™, WebTV, the Moxi Media Center and the underpinnings of Macintosh multimedia technology, including QuickTime.

Steve’s production companies’ work includes video game motion capture for Electronic Arts’ From Russia with Love (2005), The Godfather (2006) and Vivendi Universal’s upcoming Eragon (2006); HD video/audio editorial work for Santana, Electronic Arts and independent film; and art/production design for Steven Spielberg and Robert Zemeckis for major motion pictures War of the Worlds (2005), Monster House (2006) and Beowulf (2007).

Steve holds over 250 US patents in an array of communications, video, graphics, facial capture, video gaming, software lens, and wireless power technologies.

Steve’s detailed bio can be found at

Recent Steve Perlman News:

Mova Contour™ Reality Capture Unveiled
New York Times: Camera System Creates Sophisticated 3D Effects
Wall Street Journal: Digital Replicas May Change Face of Films
Mercury News: Capturing Faces
PC Magazine profile of Steve Perlman

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