The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers and The Hollywood Post Finalize Plans for Consolidation

Bob Siedel CBS Headshot - P 2014
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Bob Siedel CBS Headshot - P 2014

HPA Women in Post and SMPTE are presenting the Women in Technology Luncheon on Oct. 26 in Hollywood.

The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers and the Hollywood Post Alliance have finalized their plans for consolidation.

SMPTE is a professional membership association that advances moving-imagery education and engineering across the communications, technology, media, and entertainment industries. The HPA is a trade association serving the professional community who provide the production, finishing, distribution and archive of motion pictures, television, commercials, and other media content.

"The new relationship between SMPTE and HPA presents many exciting possibilities, including fresh occasions for interactions and dialog, broader educational opportunities, and even richer contributions to standards development," said SMPTE president Robert Seidel.

The first joint venture between the two organizations will be the Women in Technology Luncheon, which is taking place in conjunction with the SMPTE 2015 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition. It will be at the Loews Hollywood Hotel Oct. 26, and will feature a conversation between Cheryl Boone Isaacs, president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and The Hollywood Reporter's Carolyn Giardina.

On Oct. 27, the two organizations are launching the SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival following the Opening Night Reception for the conference.