Stephen Beres currently serves as Vice President of Media and Production Operations, West Coast for HBO. As a member of the HBO Studios West team Steve is actively researching, testing and helping productions to integrate new acquisition formats and helping HBO to bridge the digital gap. Previously, Steve worked with FotoKem Inc. as Director of Engineering for the HPA Award winning nextLAB project dedicated to pioneering file based workflows and empowering filmmakers with the tools they need to produce exceptional work in the digital cinema age. Steve’s lab helped to integrate new technologies and processes into the vast array of services already offered by FotoKem and its subsidiaries. Before that, Steve served as Chief Technical Officer for PlasterCITY Digital Post of Hollywood, California which was an acknowledged leader and innovator in post-production processes for feature films, commercials, music videos, and non-fiction programming.