Welcome to the SMPTE Hollywood Section!


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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.

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NEXT MEETING - 7/17/18

Will your favorite movie or TV show be available to your children or grandchildren? 

Preservation and restoration are complicated and challenging issues.  What should be saved? How should it be preserved?  Who pays? How will future generations access media content from today and the past 100 years?


It would be impossible to cover every aspect of this topic in one evening. However, we have invited some of Hollywood’s best and brightest preservation specialists to describe what they and their companies are doing to protect valuable content…and what we can do to help.

This special event is a co-production of the Visual Effects Society Los Angeles Section and The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers Hollywood Section.  Dick May, Anthony Magliocco of Entertainment and Media Technology and Linda Rosner of Artisans PR invite you to join us on July 17th at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Theater in Hollywood.

DATE: July 17, 2018
Time: 6:30 PM Reception, program starts at 7:15 PM
Location: Linwood Dunn Theater of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
1313 Vine Street Hollywood, CA 

Planned Presenters include:

Jan-Christopher Horak – Director at the UCLA Film and Television Archive
Grover Crisp - EVP Asset Management, Film Restoration & Digital Mastering at Sony Pictures Entertainment
Andrew Oran – VP Large Format Restoration - Fotokem
Larry Chernoff – CEO - MTI Film
Theo Gluck - Dir: Library Restoration and Preservation at The Walt Disney Studios

This is a free event.  The entrance to the theater is in the rear where you will find free parking.  






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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