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5 2013 Feb

The Hollywood Post Alliance Presents the 19 th Annual Tech Retreat

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 Chris Purse, 818.303.8088
 ignite strategic communications
The Hollywood Post Alliance Presents the 19th Annual Tech Retreat
Powerful Confab Heads Back to the Desert for Insight, Conversation and Demonstration
by Industry Thought Leaders
February 5, 2013 (Los Angeles, CA) For nearly twenty years, the Hollywood Post Alliance® (HPA) Tech Retreat® has drawn the top creative and technical experts involved in the creation and management of content to a conference where compelling ideas and new products are explored in lively conference sessions, networking events and demonstrations. The Tech Retreat is an informal meeting of the minds, where industry leaders in engineering, technology, creativity and strategic business; that are engaged in all aspects of digital-cinema, post production, film, television, video, and related endeavors, meet in an unparalleled environment for the exchange of knowledge and information. The gathering helps to define and clarify the development of technologies driving the industry. This year’s event returns to the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells in Indian Wells, California (Palm Springs area), on February 18-22, 2013.
Long recognized as the place where serious industry professionals go to connect and delve into the most current and relevant topics impacting the industry and their work, the HPA Tech Retreat presents significant opportunities for participants to stay competitive and informed of important industry issues and trends during the many networking events, presentations and technology demonstrations.
An overview of events at the HPA Tech Retreat include:
Monday, February 18, Charles Poynton presents his highly regarded Technical Aspects of High[er] Frame Rate seminar.
Tuesday, February 19, The HPA Super-Sized Session kicks off the HPA Tech Retreat with More, Bigger, but Better? – a look at the impact of higher resolution, higher frame rates, larger color space, higher dynamic range, more audio channels/objects, bigger screens and the push for all around pushing the envelope. Expert panelists speaking on this compelling topic are Leon Silverman, Phil Squyres, Stuart Bowling, Craig Henighan, Gilbert Lake, William
Files, Jed Harmsen, Garrett Smith, and Evan Edelist, from companies including Park Road Post, Reliance Media Works, Sony Pictures Television, RealD, Dolby, and more.
Tuesday also features the ATSC Seminar on Audio Loudness Control.
Wednesday and Thursday will include back-to-back presentations on topics covering production and post, acquisition, IT, engineering, broadcasting, asset management, digital-cinema and distribution, manufacturing and much, much more.
Breakfast Roundtables: Wednesday through Friday mornings put experts in a wide array of compelling issues in small group conversation about meaningful topics, including Cloud-Based Post Production, Ultra-Violet, Channel Sharing, File-Based QC, 4K Camera Workflows, the Workforce in Post and other developments and trends affecting the industry.
The HPA Tech Retreat Demo Room, completely re-imagined this year, will present over 60 leading companies and technologies in up close presentations and conversation.
Sponsors for the 2013 HPA Tech Retreat include; Foundation Sponsors: Avid, Company 3, Deluxe, Dolby, EFILM, Encore and Stereo D and Cloud Sigma, EMC® Isilon, Quantum, Sohonet and Technicolor. Media Sponsors include; Post Magazine, Shoot Magazine, Creative Handbook, Production Hub, and Sound & Picture.
Registration and reservations are highly recommended. The HPA Tech Retreat is a sold out event, year after year. A full schedule of the program can be viewed by visiting Complete registration and information is available on the HPA website at
For information regarding sponsorship or other opportunities call (213) 614-0860 or email

14 2012 Nov

The Hollywood Post Alliance Sales Career Resource Group Sets Record – Breaking Attendance at WTF? Part 2

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 Chris Purse, 818.303.8088
 ignite strategic communications
The Hollywood Post Alliance Sales Career Resource Group Sets Record-
Breaking Attendance at WTF? Part 2
(Los Angeles, CA) During the recent Sales Career Resource Group (SCRG) lunch at the Beverly Garland, “WTF?, Part 2,” presented a panel of industry experts and luminaries to a capacity audience, the largest in SCRG’s history. The panel, moderated by Hollywood Post Alliance President Leon Silverman, featured Daniel Cahn, ACE, President Board of Directors, Motion Picture Editors Guild, Larry Chernoff, CEO, MTI; Michael Cioni, CEO, Light Iron; cinematographer Steven Poster, ASC, President International Cinematographers Guild Local 600; Tom Vice, Vice President, General Manager, nextLAB, FotoKem; David Waters, Vice President of On Location Services, Technicolor; and Joachim Zell, Vice President Image Science/Remote Services and Technical Director, Deluxe.
The HPA® SCRG luncheons are engaging, expert-driven educational events that create community among sales, marketing and business development professionals, provide a forum of support and resources, and deepen the value of the HPA by exemplifying its ideals and commitment to the post production industry.
In the past several months, attendance and interest in the group has grown significantly. Recent topics included the predecessor to On-Set Dailies: WTF? Part 2; On-Set Dailies: WTF (What’s the Flow), as well as, High Noon: Shoot Out at the Editorial Corral, Live Production and Post…Catch It If You Can! and others. Some of the most insightful panelists in the industry participate in these events, which are meant to help guide the professional growth and knowledge base of the sales and marketing community engaged in post production.
The next event is scheduled for December 2012 at the Beverly Garland. More details will be announced shortly.