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HPA Awards

  • Bob Coleman DAA
  • Ken Fuller Encompass Digital Media
  • Carolyn Giardina The Hollywood Reporter, Founding Chair
  • David Hall Fotokem
  • Seth Hallen Pixelogic
  • Anthony Magliocco Entertainment and Media Technology Marketing
  • Dayna McCallum Post Perspective
  • Sarah McGrail Picture Shop
  • Christine Purse ignite strategic communications, Chair
  • Linda Rosner Artisans PR
  • Leon Silverman Netflix
  • Joachim Zell EFILM

HPA Tech Retreat

  • Mark Chiolis Mobile TV Group
  • Carolyn Giardina The Hollywood Reporter
  • Seth Hallen Pixelogic
  • Loren Nielsen Xperi
  • Jerry Pierce Technologist, Chair
  • Leon Silverman Netflix
  • Phil Squyres Sony Pictures TV

Networking Education Technology

  • James Blevins Video Village, Co-Chair
  • Robert Gekchyan ANG Digital
  • Marc Genin Gearhouse Broadcast
  • Jason Gish Testronic
  • Barry Goch
  • Lisa Griffin Signiant
  • Seth Hallen Pixelogic
  • Pat Howley
  • Belinda S. Merritt Thinklogical
  • Phaedra Pardue OnDemand Entertainment
  • Janice Pearson Convergent Risk
  • Steven Rich Sohonet
  • Eliot Sakhartov Microsoft, Co-Chair
  • Bill Sewell
  • Laura Thommen Tiger Technology

Women in Post

  • Kari Grubin Walt Disney Studios, Co-Chair
  • Loren Nielsen Xperi, Co-Chair
  • Belinda S. Merritt Thinklogical
  • Phaedra Pardue OnDemand Entertainment
  • Rosanna Marino IDC LA
  • Sarah McGrail Picture Shop
  • T Shobhana Prime Focus Technologies
  • Laura Thommen Tiger Technology
  • Lynette Duensing Instinctual

Young Entertainment Professionals

  • Michelle Diaz Pixelogic
  • David Hall FotoKem
  • Brandie Konopasek Netflix
  • Domonic Koponen Flite Accessories
  • Jesse Korosi Sim
  • Payton List Sim
  • Clare Runciman Home Los Angeles
  • Lina Sanchez
  • Iris Wu Ambidio
  • Jennifer Zeidan Netflix


  • Seth Hallen Pixelogic
  • Loren Nielsen Xperi
  • Gina Ray Westwind Media

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