Event Details

Year after year, a standout event at the HPA Tech Retreat is the Women in Post Luncheon—an inclusive gathering where both women and men are invited to glean insights from expert panelists carefully curated by our Women in Post Committee. And we’ve got some very special guests lined up for this year.

Moderated by Rosanna Marino of IDC LA, the conversation with Kylee Peña from Adobe, Daphne Dentz from Warner Bros. Discovery Content Creative Services, and Katie Hinsen from The Walt Disney Studios, will explore the transformative landscape of workplace dynamics influenced by #metoo, the arrival of Gen Z into the workforce, and the ongoing impact of the COVID pandemic. More panelists to be announced later.

The conversation will provide a unique opportunity to delve into the significant shifts in both physical and mental aspects of workplace communication. Join us to gain valuable insights from successful managers who have adeptly navigated obstacles and adjusted their behaviors to foster an inclusive environment for the new generation. You won’t want to miss it!

The Women in Post Lunch will take place during the Wednesday lunch break of the HPA Tech Retreat and is open to all registered Tech Retreat attendees.

Registrations are filling up very quickly, so don’t wait to register.


Tech Retreat registration (All-Access or Wednesday) is required to attend. There will be no onsite registration.

Moderator: Rosanna Marino, IDC LA

Rosanna Marino serves as Chief Operating Officer of International Digital Centre.

Marino oversees the day-to-day operations, engineering, innovative services development and implementation, sales and marketing of IDC LA and is based in International Digital Centre’s new state of the art Los Angeles facility. She has been in this role for 4+ years and she brings over 20 years of media & entertainment experience with a focus on post-production in features and television. During this time she has grown her relationships and reputation for creative excellence within the Hollywood community.

Prior to joining IDC Rosanna served as Senior Vice President, Sales and marketing for Fotokem where she was responsible for business development and establishing accounts with Paramount Pictures, CBS, MTV/Nickelodeon, VIACOM, NETFLIX, NBCUniversal, Fremantle Media, Disney and Disney ABC. Rosanna’s expertise in traditional formats as well as her experience in driving the transition to file-based formats for Theatrical, Home Entertainment, International Distribution, OTT, VOD, FAST, Streamers has allowed her to provide unique support for clients like NETFLIX, I-Tunes, Amazon, In Demand, HULU, Google Plus and Crackle as they navigate the Theatrical and Home Entertainment space.

Rosanna’s career has spanned leading post-production facilities including Laser Pacific, Modern VideoFilm, Ascent Media and Todd-AO where she has lead Sales and Marketing and helped drive the success of emerging Theatrical and Home Entertainment media services for Warner Bros., Paramount Pictures, Viacom, CBS, Nickelodeon, MTV, Vudu, Saban Brands and Marvel Entertainment.

Focused on superior service and creative excellence, Rosanna is an active committee member of the Hollywood Professional Association Awards (HPA), Hollywood Professional Association Women in Post, and Young Entertainment Professionals (YEP). She is a member of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), supporter of Manufacturing Enterprise Solutions Association (MESA), Women In Technology Hollywood (WITH), Women in Localization and Digital Entertainment Group (DEG) where she continues to pursue innovation and excellence within the industry. Most recently she was appointed Board Member of South East European Film Festival (SEEFest).


Kylee Peña, Adobe

Kylee Peña is Product Marketing Manager for Professional Editorial at Adobe. As a former editor herself, she’s a seasoned problem-solver who wants to bridge the gap between creative and technology using a well-honed sense of user empathy and well-earned arsenal of technical knowledge. Kylee has over 15 years of experience in post-production, including hundreds of television and film credits as both a creative and technical professional on shows such as Jane the Virgin, Colony, and Scorpion. She is an Active Member of the Television Academy’s Science and Technology peer group and currently serves as SMPTE Hollywood Region Governor.

Daphne Dentz, Warner Bros. Discovery Content Creative Services

Daphne Dentz serves as Senior Vice President, Emerging Formats, Mastering & Content Acquisition, Warner Bros. Discovery Content Creative Services.  In her role, Dentz oversees the delivery of new feature films, episodic television, and catalog masters for the WBD Feature, Episodic and TV groups for first and future windows across streaming and linear markets both domestically and internationally. Her team works directly with content creators and WBDbusiness units to deliver high-quality, in-home service masters for global sales and distribution.

With over 25 years of experience, Dentz continues to be an industry leader, working closely with WBD Post Production Creative Services and Mastering facilities worldwide.

Katie Hinsen, The Walt Disney Studios

An international award-winning Media & Entertainment Executive with credits on over 125 major productions, Katie Hinsen is a visionary leader who embraces agile and creative methodologies to develop and run successful teams, departments, and companies.

Much of her career has been dedicated to the practical implementation of emerging technologies. Over the past decade, she has been researching, designing, implementing, writing, and speaking about emerging technologies, including AI, ML, Cloud and Blockchain within the evolving media industry.

Her expertise stems from an equal interest in science, entrepreneurship, and creative industries, which have converged over the past two decades. She is dedicated to helping everyone become more empowered by emerging technologies and leading the combined S.T.E.A.M industry toward positive global impact in the future.

Women in Post Lunch

  • Wednesday, February 23
  • 12:00pm – 1:30pm
  • Tech Retreat registration required to attend
The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa
  • East Patio of the Ambassador Ballroom
  • 71333 Dinah Shore Drive, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

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