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Featured Story

TR-X Focus on VR/AR Jump Starts HPA Tech Retreat

By Debra Kaufman

On Monday, February 20, 2017, the day before the official opening of the HPA Tech Retreat, a new half-day session dubbed HPA TR-X will delve into the life cycle of virtual reality, augmented reality and mixed reality. Co-chairs Lucas Wilson, founder/executive producer of SuperSphereVR, and Marcie Jastrow, senior vice president of immersive media and head of the Technicolor Experience Center, collaborated to put together an event aimed at HPA attendees.

Industry Beat

Denzel Washington to be Honored with ASC Board of Governors Award

Honoring one of Hollywood’s biggest icons, the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) will bestow their Board of Governors Award on director Denzel Washington on February 4, 2017, during the 31st ASC Awards at Hollywood & Highland’s Ray Dolby Ballroom.


Innovation Zone Applications Open!

The HPA invites individuals and companies to share new and innovative technology with the participants of the HPA Tech Retreat®. The Innovation Zone is where attendees can discover your company’s NEW technology in a space designed for learning and discovery. Bring your latest and greatest innovations that improve how post-production is done. Apply here.

Chuck Parker Named VP of HPA Board of Directors

Chuck Parker has been named vice president of the Board of Directors for HPA.

15th Annual VES Awards Show on 2/7/17 - Tickets now on sale

On Tuesday, February 7, 2017, the Visual Effects Society (VES) will host the 15th Annual VES Awards at The Beverly Hilton hotel.

Women in Post Update

2016 was an incredible year for HPA’s Women In Post. Among many activities and goals this year, WIP brought a long-held dream for a mentorship program to fruition with the launch of Young Entertainment Professionals (YEP).

Awards Season Lineup

From the HPA Awards onward, award season is in full swing.  Here’s a brief primer on what’s ahead!

Member News

Technicolor PostWorks Blends Art and Technology in Delivering PBS’s “Soundbreaking”

Recently posted at Technicolor PostWorks New York, the new 8-part PBS documentary, Soundbreaking: Stories from the Cutting Edge of Recorded Music provides a fascinating portrait of the melding of art and technology in the development of popular music.

Avid Launches Vote of the ACA to Shape Collective Future

Avid®, along with leaders of the Avid Customer Association (ACA), today announced the launch of the inaugural ACA Vote, giving current and new ACA members the opportunity to directly influence the company’s future technology, product and service offerings. 

Sony Pictures Post Production Services Adds Home Theater Dub Stage For Next Generation Immersive Sound Formats

Responding to the growing popularity of home theater systems with immersive sound, Sony Pictures Post Production Services has added a new mix stage dedicated to next-generation home theater audio formats. 

Wanda Studios, Qingdao Chooses Xytech To Support Operations

Xytech’s MediaPulse has been selected by Wanda Studios, Qingdao to help define and manage operations from the ground up at the $8.2-billion-dollar addition to the company’s entertainment hub, the Movie Metropolis. 

Avid Expands Media Storage Capacity and Performance with Avid NEXIS

Avid recently announced new innovations for Avid NEXIS™, the software-defined storage platform designed for storing and managing media, are now available.  


HPA Events Calendar

20-24 February 2017

HPA Tech Retreat -  Indian Wells, CA

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