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Featured Story

Herb Dow and the Non-linear Revolution

By Debra Kaufman

In the early 1980s, editor Herb Dow, ACE was cutting TV shows for executive producer David Gerber on the Culver City lot. “It was heaven,” says Dow. “I had a corner office with a big picture window, my assistant in another room, my car parked outside.” He moved to Universal, where he found himself in a small windowless room, working on a show that drove him to distraction.

Industry Beat

2016 HPA Awards Gala Brings The Industry Out To Honor Their Own

Returning again to its home at the Skirball Center, the 2016 HPA Awards attracted a sold out crowd to honor the best in twelve craft categories, special winners in Engineering Excellence and a winning entry for the Judges Award for Creativity & Innovation.  Michelle Munson, Founder of Aspera, accepted the Charles S. Swartz Award, and beloved industry vet Herb Dow was recipient of the HPA Lifetime Achievement Award.  For a complete list of winners, READ MORE

First Emerging Leader Award Winners Named

Jesse Korosi and Jennifer Zeidan have been named as the first recipients of the Emerging Leader Award at the HPA Awards. 

HPA Tech Retreat Registration Opens!

Registration for the 2017 HPA Tech Retreat is now open! This not-to-be-missed event perennially sells out, so get your tickets now.  Programming will be announced shortly. Don’t miss the week in the desert that keeps you refreshed and inspired for the year ahead.  20 - 24 February, Hyatt Regency Indian Wells.


Mentors Planning Meeting Sets Stage for Future

The HPA has made it an organizational priority to promote career growth and development opportunities for young industry professionals through mentoring programs.

Visual Effects Society Issues Call for Submissions

The Visual Effects Society is now open to submissions for the 15th Annual VES Awards.

American Cinema Editors Presents 3 Ways to Say Congrats with Eddies Tribute Book

Since 1951, American Cinema Editors has celebrated the best in television and feature film editing at the annual ACE Eddie Awards gala.


SMPTE Launches New Virtual Course on IMF Essentials

Led by industry experts, the online program facilitates optimal implementation of the next-gen mastering format Interoperable Master Format (IMF) family of standards.

Member News

Industry Veteran Robert Stacy Joins AJA as Asia Pacific General Manager

AJA Video Systems has hired Robert Stacy as the company’s new Asia Pacific General Manager, based in Tokyo, Japan. Stacy joins the team with more than two decades of experience in the digital video technology business.

Sohonet Launches ClearView Flex Real-Time Remote Attendance Service

Sohonet’s ClearView Flex has solved the problem faced by mobile creatives everywhere: how to work collaboratively from any location. 

Panasonic is offering a series of VariCam workshops

Panasonic is offering a series of VariCam workshops to provide comprehensive training on VariCam 35 and LT cameras. 

HPA Events Calendar

20-24 February 2017

HPA Tech Retreat -  Indian Wells, CA

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