The Association of Moving Image Archivists has announced May 4 as the date for the New York outing of its annual Digital Asset Symposium, a day of engaging and educational discussions on the most current challenges and breakthroughs in managing digital assets. This year the event will be held at the Victor Borge Theatre in Manhattan.
Hollywood Professional Association president Leon Silverman has stepped down as president of the organization that he helped found to make room for the next generation of leadership and a newly expanded board of directors. In his traditional remarks made during the opening session of the 2016 HPA Tech Retreat, Silverman also announced that the HPA Board has elected Seth Hallen to succeed him. Hallen, senior vice president of Global Creative Services at Sony DADC New Media Solutions, has been an HPA board member since 2007, working closely with Silverman and the board on a number of key initiatives and management of the organization. Silverman will continue to serve on the board of directors in the newly created role of Past President.
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers has received a Special Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. AMPAS presented the Special Award plaque to SMPTE at the Academy's annual Scientific and Technical Awards presentation, which took place Februrary 13 in Beverly Hills, California.
The Immersive Technology Alliance, the official trade organization for immersive technologies such as virtual reality, augmented reality, and stereoscopic 3D, has announced a strategic partnership with the Open Gaming Alliance.
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers Board of Governors has named the Society's 2016 directors and has appointed two new governors-at-large.
The HPA and the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers today issued the call for entries for the 2016 SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival. The organizations will host the 2016 SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival in conjunction with the SMPTE 2016 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition on October 26 in Hollywood, California.
Members of the Advanced Television Systems Committee have elected five industry executives to serve on the ATSC Board of Directors for three-year terms beginning January 2016. New to the board are Christopher Homer, Vice President, Operations & Engineering, PBS, and Anne Schelle, Executive Director, Pearl TV. They will join re-elected board members Brett Jenkins, Media General; Richard Friedel, Fox Networks; and current board chairman Glenn Reitmeier, NBC Universal.