Sat, April 27, 2019
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Have you considered a career in media and entertainment using your technical skills?

The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) is hosting a free day in Hollywood for interested STEAM [Science - Technology - Engineering - Arts - Math] students to learn about opportunities in the media and entertainment industry.

➔ Hear from media technology leaders on the latest challenges to creating cutting edge entertainment.
➔ Meet recent graduates and listen to their experiences working for media companies.
➔ Learn from representatives of major studios and content companies on what they are looking for in technical hiring.
➔ Sit down over lunch for one-on-one conversations with working professionals on the current career paths open to recent graduates

This is a free event for current STEAM college students and recent graduates. College student ID required for admission.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

SMPTE's Career Day is hosted at the Television Academy at the Saban Media Center, a ten minute walk from the LA Metro North Hollywood station which is serviced by the Metro Rail Red Line subway, as well as various Metro bus lines. Attendees are encouraged to take these LA Metro transportation options, or use a ridesharing service. For those who cannot do so, parking will be provided at the Saban Media Center parking lot.

Career Day 2018:


SMPTE Hollywood Section's Career Day 2018

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Date And Time

Thu, April 25, 2019, 6:30 PM PDT



Cyber threats pose an immeasurable risk to Hollywood's intellectual property. With the proliferation of third-party vendors responsible for creating and housing pre-release content, the need for a prescribed set of security standard is clear. Enter the TPN.


The Trusted Partner Network (TPN) is an industry-wide program spearheaded by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) and the Content Delivery and Security Association (CDSA) with the support of the major Hollywood studios and content owners.


A Special Agent with the FBI will start things off by setting the stage for the need for robust content security. Next, a detailed overview of the TPN will be presented. Finally, a panel discussion will cover the TPN audit process from the points of view of a content owner, a security consultant firm, a TPN qualified assessor, and the lead security officer of a TPN-approved facility.


If you work on pre-release content and have not yet undergone a TPN administered security audit, or if you are curious about how Hollywood is protecting its assets, come find out about the Trusted Partner Network.


Speakers include:

Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation

Guy Finley, Executive Director of MESA/CDSA and CEO of the Trusted Partner Network

Keith Ritlop, Chair of App and Cloud Subcommittee of the Trusted Partner Network

Janice Pearson, Vice President, Global Content Protection at Convergent

Juan Reyes, Senior Director, Home Entertainment & Technology at Convergent Risks and TPN Qualified Assessor

Rick Soto, Vice President of Global IT Infrastructure and Security at Pixelogic Media


Meeting Schedule:

6:30 PM Networking Reception

7:30 PM Program Begins

As always, SMPTE meetings are FREE and open to everyone. Non-members welcome.

Each guest must register separately. Please arrive before the meeting start time - late arrivals may not be accommodated.

This meeting is sponsored by:

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