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The Reel Thing

By Debra Kaufman
Grover Crisp (Sony Pictures executive vice president, asset management, film restoration & digital management) and Michael Friend (Sony Pictures director, digital archive, asset management) are creators and co-organizers of The Reel Thing, a symposium on restoration and archiving of moving image and sound, from the beginnings of the late 19th century to the digital present. 

Industry Beat

SAVE THE DATE – VES Summit on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at the Sofitel in Beverly Hills

Join the Visual Effects Society (VES) for their annual one-day summit devoted to shaping the future of the visual effects industry.

HPA Tech Retreat UK Makes Auspicious Debut

During the week of July 13-14, in a glorious Oxfordshire location, HPA Tech Retreat brought the industry’s best and brightest together to share, converse, and consider the most important developments in the industry.


ACE Editfest LA

A day with the world’s best editors, followed by a cocktail reception.  A not to be missed event if you love the art and craft of editing, work with editors, or want to know more about editing.

HPA Engineering Excellence and Judges Award for Creativity & Innovation

IMAX opened its doors for the judging of the Engineering Excellence and Creativity Innovation presentations this month.

Member News

FuseFX Applies an Inspired Touch to AMC’s “Preacher”

Visual effects production for the first season of AMC’s drama Preacher is in high gear at FuseFX, Los Angeles, as artists work to enhance the series’ ample servings of supernatural mayhem.


20 Emmy-Nominated Shows Supported by Services from the SIM Group

The SIM Group is proud to announce that its companies provided production and post-production services to 20 television productions nominated in the 68th Emmy® Awards. 


Michelle Munson, CEO and Co Founder of Aspera, named recipient of the Charles S. Swartz Award

The HPA Awards will honor Aspera CEO and Co-Founder Michelle Munson with its Charles S. Swartz Award. Ms. Munson is one of the industry’s leading technologists. The award, named for Charles S. Swartz, will be bestowed during the HPA Awards gala, 17 November, 2016. 

Telestream Tackles Multi-Platform Live Streaming Challenge at
IBC 2016

Telestream (stand 7.G30), a leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, will use IBC 2016 to showcase scalable broadcast quality live streaming solutions, strategic advances in video encoding and transcoding systems, and the latest developments in Cloud-based enterprise services.

Scale Logic offers Post Warranty support

For customers who want to stretch their ROI on EMC/Isilon, NetApp, HDS, Cisco, Brocade, and others at 50% of the OEM’s price. 

Testronic Opens Groundbreaking Virtual Reality Test Center in U.S.

Testronic has unveiled a dedicated virtual reality (VR) test center in its U.S. headquarters in Burbank, California.  


HPA Events Calendar

3 August 2016



18 Aug 2016

Women in Post Luncheon


17 November 2016

The 2016 HPA Awards – Skirball Center, Los Angeles, CA

20-24 February 2017

HPA Tech Retreat -  Indian Wells, CA

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