HPA Tech Retreat to Focus on HDR, Changes in Broadcast
TVTechnology.com reports on the first annual event since forming SMPTE partnership:
The 2016 HPA Tech Retreat, Feb. 15–19 at the Hyatt Regency in Indian Wells, Calif., will be the first since HPA merged with SMPTE last year. Although SMPTE Executive Director Barbara Lange was announced as the HPA executive director last year, the merger, according to HPA Tech Retreat “program maestro” Mark Schubin, was completed in October and the name—Hollywood Post Alliance—was changed to “Hollywood Professional Alliance.” The event, which accommodates approximately 650 people, has been sold out for the last four years.
Other than that, the HPA Tech Retreat will be unchanged in its focus on the technical issues facing Hollywood production and post production executives, artists and companies. Schubin reports that this year has seen a record number of submissions—152—for panels, which he attributes in part to the fact that the SMPTE Advanced TV Conference couldn’t accommodate all of the proposed panels.