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    The past year has challenged the post-production industry in many ways. As communities worldwide entered lockdown, technology manufacturers, post-production service providers and studios had to quickly develop ways to finish projects remotely. Although a sense of normalcy is at last beginning to return, remote operations have become ingrained in workflows and may not go away. What forms of remote work are likely to continue? Will post-production specialists no longer work together in the same room or under one roof? Experts from different sectors of the industry will share views on how work in their world has changed forever.



    Adam Imada (Executive Director, Production Post Solutions, Sony Pictures Entertainment) manages a department responsible for deploying and supporting picture editorial systems for the Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group labels Columbia Pictures and Screen Gems, Sony Pictures Television, as well as third party productions. His team also oversees production sound on the lot. Imada has been with the department for over 14 years assisting with hundreds of productions and continues to be energized by the evolving landscape.

    Stephen Shapiro (Manager, Technology Post-Production, Technology Development, Sony Pictures Entertainment) began his career as freelance assistant editor, before transitioning to technology development at Sony Pictures Entertainment, where he applies his expertise in post-production and editorial workflows. He enjoys workflow design and implementation for all aspects of production including visual effects, picture and sound.

    Larry Chernoff (CEO, MTI Film) began his career as a film editor in New York City and since then has helped to found and lead many post production companies in the Los Angeles area, including FilmCore, Encore and RIOT. He went on to become President of 4MC, later Ascent Media Group Creative Services, heading its Los Angeles, New York and London operations. In 2017, the HPA honored him with its Lifetime Achievement Award. Chernoff brought this history and expertise to MTI Film, first as a Board Member in 2003 and then as CEO since 2005. His vision and experience has helped keep MTI Film's flagship products, DRS™ NOVA & CORTEX on the cutting edge of post-production technology and has been the driving force behind MTI Film's fully file-based workflow and the new Cortex family of products for mobile dailies

    Roger Singh (Director of Global Business Development for Media & Entertainment, Nutanix) has more than 15 years of experience in IT and media workflow infrastructure solutions across post-production, distribution, news, sports, film and entertainment environments. His expertise encompasses OTT, VOD, Cloud, CMS and studio solutions. Currently, he leads Nutanix's global Media & Entertainment business strategy and go-to-market solutions.

    Belinda Merritt (Director of Sales & Marketing, Pixitmedia) will moderate. The event is produced for Hollywood SMPTE by Linda Rosner and Belinda Merritt.


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