Welcome to the SMPTE Hollywood Section!


SMPTE Board of Managers (2015-2018)

The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) was founded in 1916 to advance theory and development in the motion imaging field. SMPTE isa global, award-winning technical society and professional membership organization that is devoted to advancing the theory and application of motion-imaging technology including film, television, video, computer imaging, and telecommunications. Our membership is made up of engineers, executives, technical directors, cameramen, editors, consultants, educators, and specialists in film processing, film and television production and post-production, and practitioners from almost every other discipline in the motion-imaging industry.

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The Hollywood Section serves SMPTE members in the greater Los Angeles Area of California. Our free monthly meetings feature technology presentations by experts in their field and the opportunity to network with other media and entertainment professionals.


Building the Future:  
Diversity and Inclusiveness in Entertainment Technology


There is an obvious and ever-increasing need for STEM talent in Hollywood. Studios, Post Houses, Production Companies and others are constantly looking for trained technologists to help fuel the next big advancement in motion picture and television creation. Recent research indicates that when trying to solve complex problems, such as the future of film and television, progress is fueled by diverseperspectives. Yet the STEM fields – and Hollywood STEM in particular – lacks the diversity often seen in other disciplines.
In this group of short presentations and panel discussions, highly successful STEM professionals will discuss underrepresentation at the intersection of STEM and entertainment: how to encourage underrepresented groups to participate in Hollywood technology projects, how to be seen by employers who are seeking talent, and for employers, how to find the hidden talent that is often right in front of them.



Alexis Lewis, Los Angeles Mayor’s Office, discussing the Evolve Entertainment Fund

Nadya Ichinomiya, Director of IT, Enterprise Agile Transformation at Sony Pictures Entertainment, and Co-Founder of WiTH (Women in Technology: Hollywood)

Meaghan Wilbur, Editor/Workflow Engineer, Director of Mentorship, Blue Collar Post Collective

Tom Roach, Senior VP of Technology, Warner Brothers, discussing Neurodiversity

John Tarnoff, Reinvention Career Coach and Author of “Boomer Reinvention – How to Create Your Dream Career over 50”

Kylee Peña, Creative Technologies & Infrastructure, Netflix, Moderator

Jeanette DePatie, Lead Writer/Producer, Propellerhead-Inc., Moderator


6:30 PM - Networking Reception sponsored by Netflix

7:30 PM - Presentations begin

Each guest must register separately.

Free parking is available behind the building.

SMPTE meetings are free and open to everyone, members and non-members.



Thu, October 11, 2018

6:30 PM – 9:30 PM PDT



AMPAS Linwood Dunn Theater

1313 Vine St 

Los Angeles, CA 90028

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Click HERE to contact Allan Schollnick about becoming a SMPTE Hollywood Section Sponsor

Click HERE to contact webmaster Chris Alvarez






Open position in MCR - Lead MCR Operator​
Please send resumes to narine.seferyan@globecastna.com


Have a great meeting idea that will fill the room and fascinate production, post-production, and broadcast video engineers? Let us know.

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