Event Type: 
Section Meeting
Event Date: 
Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 18:15 to 21:00
1 Central St Giles, St Giles High Street
WC2H 8NU London
Event Details: 

This year’s international lecture looks at two areas of great developments in the film industry: -
Versioning / Localisation and the needs to have content security at all stages – and we focus on security during production

International Movie distribution by Digital files is a well-oiled machine, it needs to be with burgeoning movie versions increasing all the time. Some International releases have upwards of 750 different versions to create, package and distribute to the Cinema.

While the distribution above is well protected by in built encryption and physical barriers what about security during production?


SMPTE UK section holds an International Lecture every year
– reflecting that SMPTE is an  International Society
– where members in the UK can hear and reflect on a view of the world in which we operate.



Andy Lucas is Vice President, International Technology for Universal Pictures based in London and has 20 years technology experience in the media industry. Currently Andy is focused on innovation for content distribution including the introduction of UHD and HDR content with his international clients, new innovative experiences around the purchase of digital content, immersive technologies and advances in content protection.

His previous roles include Head of Technology Planning for ITV where amongst other projects he was involved with was the launch of digital terrestrial television, widescreen and latterly the successful trials of HD over terrestrial.  He is a manager of the SMPTE UK section

David Hodgkinson SVP Distribution Operations



Tube to Tottenham Court Road Northern and Central lines
as there is building work around that station this route is one that is mostly clear.

From Central Line Ticket line turn left and Northern Line ticket line go right to Exit 3

 Exit the station by Exit 3 onto New Oxford Street Turn Right Eastwards and then Turn Right into Earnshaw Street.  Before St Giles High Street turn left and cross the Central St Giles Piazza and No 1 “the Google building” is opposite you.