Leon D. Silverman is General Manager, Digital Studio for the Walt Disney Studios, which provides post-production on-lot digital infrastructure, digital platform distribution services, and workflow expertise as part of Studio Operations. For over 35 years, Silverman has helped introduce new post-production technologies, services and workflows to Hollywood’s creative and studio community. Silverman is past president and founder of the Hollywood Professional Association (formerly Hollywood Post Alliance), the industry trade association focused on the professional media content creation industry. In November 2015, Silverman was named recipient of HPA’s 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award. He currently serves as SMPTE Governor-at-Large and was named a Fellow of the Society in November of 2003.