Chris Carey, Conference Chairman

March 28, 2011 · Posted in Conference Chair · Comments Off on Chris Carey, Conference Chairman 

Chris Carey
ESCA EDGE 2011 Conference Chairman

Until recently, Chris was responsible for all technical operations throughout Paramount Pictures.¬†This included centralizing and updating all operations for the studio‚Äôs archives, restoration and preservation programs, the mastering and distribution fulfillment services, as well as¬† Paramount‚Äôs on-lot post production facilities. He was the key Paramount executive partnered with Technicolor to manage the new state-of-the‚Äďart-post-production sound facility making the Studios at Paramount a full service post production destination.

Before joining Paramount, Chris was the Chief Marketing and Technology Officer for Technicolor and led a production infrastructure consolidation project to increase efficiency through the centralization of data centers, digital media storage/archival, production networks, and video processing/encoding, as well leading Technicolor’s technology strategies across all of its lines of business.

Prior to Technicolor, Chris served as Senior VP of Studio New Technology for The Walt Disney Company. He developed and coordinated the technology strategies, standards, and policies for Disney Studios across the production, post production, manufacturing, and distribution divisions.  He represented Disney in technology standards efforts, including groups such as the Digital Cinema Initiatives LLC. (DCI), DVD Forum, Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA), Advanced Access Content System (AACS) and DVD Copy Control Association (DVDCCA).

He recently served as chairman of the board for the Entertainment Technology Center at USC.  His group affiliations include AMPAS, MPSE, SMPTE.  He has served on the Board of Directors for; DVDCCA, DVD Forum, Blu-ray Disc Association, Digital Cinema Initiatives LLC, AACS (Advanced Access Content System).  He is a contributing author of Understanding Digital Cinema, published in 2005 by Elsevier Publications.

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