HPA YEP Webinar: The Art of Visual Effects: How the ILM Art Department Works from Vision to Post
Jul 19 @ 12:30 am – 2:00 am
HPA YEP Webinar: The Art of Visual Effects: How the ILM Art Department Works from Vision to Post

HPA YEP Webinar:
The Art of Visual Effects: How the ILM Art Department Works from Vision to Post
July 18, 2018 5:30 PM PDT


HPA Young Entertainment Professionals (YEP) will be teaming up with Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) for our third webinar, The Art of Visual Effects: How the ILM Art Department works from vision to post.

The ILM Art Department is a key component to both pre-production and post-production workflows. In this webinar we will illustrate the role of the Art Department in feature film development from concept art through visual effects design and marketing imagery, all working within the director’s vision. Tune in for illustrations of developing stories and ideas as well as the technical and creative problem solving at work in VFX post-production.  This webinar will be presented by ILM’s Creative Director David Nakabayashi and Global Senior Department Manager Jennifer Coronado.

The YEP webinar series is geared towards early- to mid-career M&E professionals and is one facet of the YEP program’s commitment to facilitating industry education on standards and practices as they relate to business, production, technology, and emerging trends.

Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to have our experts take you through their workflow processes from every angle.



WIP Evening Event @ Technicolor Hollywood, 6th Floor Sky Lounge
Jul 27 @ 1:30 am – 4:00 am
WIP Evening Event @ Technicolor Hollywood, 6th Floor Sky Lounge | Los Angeles | California | United States

HPA’s Women in Post presents Women in Technicolor

Hosted by Technicolor at Sunset Gower Studios

Join the HPA Women in Post community at Technicolor for an evening designed for and by women. Enjoy a facility tour, panel discussion and loads of networking opportunities.


Thursday, July 26, 2018 – 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Technicolor Hollywood, 6th Floor Sky Lounge
6040 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood CA 90028


The panel topic is Streaming Content: Demanding and Innovative Workflows, Tightening Global Delivery Deadlines, and What’s Next, with panelists:
  • Sherri Potter, President, Technicolor Worldwide Post Production
  • Helena Hall, Head of Broadcast Producers, Technicolor
  • Katrin Goodson, Co-Producer on The Blacklist (seasons 1-4) and AP on Cobra Kai (season 1)
6:30pm – Technicolor facility tour
7:00pm to 8:15pm – Panel discussion and Q&A
8:15pm to 9:00pm – Networking, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres
Photo ID required to gain entry to the Sunset Gower facility.


HPA IMF User Group Session @ RAI Amsterdam
Sep 15 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
HPA IMF User Group Session @ RAI Amsterdam | Amsterdam | Noord-Holland | Netherlands

Deploying Component-Based Workflows:
Experiences from the front-line

The content landscape is shifting, with an ever-expanding essence and metadata repertoire, viewing experiences, global content platforms and automated workflows. Component-based workflows and formats, such as the Interoperable Master Format (IMF) standard, are being deployed to meet the challenges brought by this shift. Come and join us for a first-hand account from those on the front-lines.


Chris Fetner
Director Of Global Media Engineering And Partnerships

Lucas Carboni
SVP, Media Strategy & Integration
20th Century Fox

Sam Johnson
Senior Manager – Technology & Systems
The Walt Disney Company

Usman Shakeel
WW Technology Leader for M&E at AWS

Bill Baggelaar
Senior Vice-President of Technology
Sony Pictures


Pierre-Anthony Lemieux
IMF User Group Chair
Sandflow Consulting LLC

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NET Lunch October 11, 2018 @ The Garland
Oct 11 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Blockchain. Explained. Finally.

.Demystify the impact of blockchain for creative workflows

Is it a disruptor? Will it cement the bond between creatives and technologists?

As blockchain plays a growing role in workflows and distribution, it raises as many questions as it answers. From safeguarding assets from piracy to powering the creative workflow, blockchain is in play.

Join moderator Ramy Katrib, founder and CEO of DigitalFilm Tree, and other big thinkers and doers at HPA NET (Networking, Education & Technology) Lunch on October 11 to explore whether and how blockchain could transform our industry.

Could it really change everything? An illuminating, informative and lively discussion is guaranteed to ensue.


Ramy Katrib, Founder, CEO, DigitalFilm Tree

Before starting DigitalFilm Tree, an award winning post-production and software development company, Ramy Katrib started his career as a negative cutter and telecine colorist. Over the past 20 years, Ramy has played a role in bringing digital, file-based workflows to the M&E industry. Today DigitalFilm Tree is a leading provider of cloud-based post services and software solutions focusing on blockchain process in the creative technology space.


Eric Diehl, VP Media and Content Security, Sony Pictures Entertainment

Eric is a blockchain, “skeptical enthusiast.” At Sony Pictures Entertainment, he explores new paradigms in security and blockchain.  Previously, he founded Technicolor Security Labs. He has filed over 100 patents and published two books over his career to date.


Marc Zorn, Senior Manager of Productions and Content Cybersecurity, HBO

Marc Zorn is a well-recognized information security leader in various industries, and has helped to establish standards including ISO 17799, 27000, MPAA Best Practices, HIPAA, PCI, and GIAC. Marc has worked in M&E primarily consulting with studios, post-production houses, VFX, exhibitors, and the MPAA to address protection of multimedia content.  Marc is currently heading up productions and content cybersecurity for HBO.

Lena 150pxLena Wasikowski, Vice President of Global Client Servicing, Warner Bros. Technology

Lena Wasikowski is Vice President of Global Client Servicing for Warner Bros. Technology. In her role, Wasikowski provides strategic oversight of the organization’s content delivery, client operations support, and next generation content servicing initiatives.

Wasikowski leads the team responsible for delivering Warner Bros. Television and Home Entertainment content to global servicing partners and retailers worldwide. Wasikowski and her team ensure client success and accelerated content delivery through the development, implementation and optimization of advanced, efficient operations protocols. Wasikowski also plays a lead role in the creation and establishment of servicing protocols for industry standard specs and next generation technologies, including 4K, Dolby ATMOS, and virtual reality, among other new content experiences.

Program is subject to change. 

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Networking Education Technology: NET Lunch

Thursday, October 11, 2018
11:30 am – 2:00 pm

The Garland
4222 Vineland Ave.
North Hollywood, CA 91602

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HPA’s Women in Post and SMPTE Present: Women in Technology Luncheon @ Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites
Oct 22 @ 7:15 pm – 9:15 pm

The Women in Technology Luncheon is hosted annually by the HPA Women in Post and SMPTE.

This year’s event will be at the Westin Bonaventure in Downtown Los Angeles and a ticket purchase is required through the SMPTE ATC 2018 registration site.

Confirmed Speakers:


Rachel Payne is Founder and CEO of FEM Inc. Rachel Payne started FEM Inc. when she realized that there was an enormous opportunity for innovation in entertainment using a data-driven approach. In her prior role as Principal, Global Strategic Alliances at Google, she worked with top executives across the company to develop comprehensive strategies for their largest global partners, including Sony, Disney, NewsCorp and Samsung. She also served externally as the global point of contact for some of the company’s most important relationships, including Sony. It was in this capacity that she was able to identify a unique opportunity in the entertainment ecosystem to serve to meet a diverse set of user needs for better entertainment. Prior to this, Rachel was Head of Industry for Technology, running cross-platform media sales teams managing advertising spend from Google’s largest technology partners.

She originally joined Google on the founding team of Google.org, and was Senior Program Officer on the Global Development team. She later led Google’s international business operations in emerging and developing markets as a Country Manager in sub-Saharan Africa, on the regional Africa management team.

Rachel has been on the founding or early teams of several successful ventures in Silicon Valley including Hotwire (acquired by IAC) and Billpoint (acquired by eBay). In 2005, Rachel Co-Founded inDplay – a media company providing cross-platform distribution for independent, professionally-produced content – and served on the Board of Directors until 2007 (acquired by Discovery Media Group); angel investors included:

Eric Schmidt, William Randolph Hearst III and Shai Agassi.

Rachel serves on the Board of Directors for BRAC USA, KCET/LinkTV public media company and CREDO Mobile (Working Assets). Rachel earned an MBA in Global Management and Public Management from Stanford University and a B.A. with distinction from Smith College. She resides in California.

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2019 HPA Tech Retreat @ JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa
Feb 11 @ 7:00 pm – Feb 15 @ 9:00 pm
2019 HPA Tech Retreat @ JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa | Palm Desert | California | United States

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