MovieLabs Announces Initial 2030 Vision Showcase Selections

MovieLabs Announces Initial 2030 Vision Showcase Selections

San Francisco, September 7, 2022 - MovieLabs, the technology joint venture of the major Hollywood motion picture studios, has announced the initial 2030 Vision Showcase selections that illustrate aspects of the 2030 Vision that have been implemented today.  The...

MovieLabs Publishes Ontology for Media Creation

MovieLabs Publishes Ontology for Media Creation

San Francisco, Sept 16, 2021 — Motion Pictures Laboratories, Inc. (MovieLabs), a technology joint venture of the major Hollywood studios, has published the first version of a common ontology for production technologists designing software-defined workflows (SDW) for...

HPA 2021 Wrap Up

HPA 2021 Wrap Up

We took a pivotal role at this years HPA Tech Retreat which took place virtually across March 15-24. We presented across three strategic topics, hosted a number of round tables, provided a sneak peek of a common visual language we are developing for the industry, and...

MovieLabs Releases New Security Architecture

MovieLabs Releases New Security Architecture

San Francisco, January 27, 2021 – Motion Picture Laboratories, Inc. (MovieLabs) today released a new MovieLabs Security Architecture to provide a framework for implementation of a new approach to protection of cloud production workflows. The architecture is published...

Updated Enhanced Content Protection Specifications

Updated Enhanced Content Protection Specifications

MovieLabs has updated its Enhanced Content Protection Specification, which can be found here. Since its original publication in 2013, the MovieLabs Enhanced Content Protection Specification has raised the bar for protecting 4K, HDR and early window content in consumer...

OTT.X Pipeline Virtual Event Dec 10

OTT.X Pipeline Virtual Event Dec 10

As part of a busy schedule of speaking opportunities before the year end, SVP of Technology Craig Seidel will be presenting at the OTT.X Pipeline about the Future of Media Creation and Distribution. Tune in to hear an update on the MovieLabs 2030 Vision and how it...

MovieLabs shares 2030 Vision Update with IBC Showcase

MovieLabs shares 2030 Vision Update with IBC Showcase

Don't miss our Hollywood Studio Technology Leadership 2030 Vision Update available through IBC - International Broadcasting Convention's IBC Showcase. Watch it live tomorrow at 15:00 GMT or catch-up on-demand afterwards. Register here to make sure you hear from senior...

Craig Seidel: Software-Defined Workflows Paper at SMPTE 2020

Craig Seidel: Software-Defined Workflows Paper at SMPTE 2020

Don't miss MovieLabs's Craig Seidel present our latest white paper on Software Defined Workflows next Tuesday at the SMPTE 2020 conference. Download the free white paper: https://lnkd.in/gSFRDni. Register for SMPTE 2020 conference: https://hubs.li/H0zbQ3Z0 #GameOn...

MovieLabs to Speak at Smart Content EU

MovieLabs to Speak at Smart Content EU

Join Raymond Drewry this week at SmartContentEU 5th November 12.30- 17.00GMT. where he  will be talking about Software Defined Workflows: 'Moving from Principles to Practice' There is a full conference program and we hope you will join the seminar to hear discussions...

New Whitepaper – The Evolution of Production Workflows

New Whitepaper – The Evolution of Production Workflows

San Francisco, October 30, 2020 – Motion Picture Laboratories, Inc. (MovieLabs), together with member studios, has published a new paper in its series of 2030 Vision white papers. The new paper, titled “The Evolution of Production Workflows: Empowering Creative...

ConnecTech Asia – Software-Defined Workflow Presentation

ConnecTech Asia – Software-Defined Workflow Presentation

Last week at the ConnecTech Asia conference, CTO Jim Helman gave a virtual presentation sharing the next phase of the MovieLabs 2030 Vision. Working with our studio partners, we have laid out a common strategy to help bring our industry together to define best...

IBC Virtual Panel  – Evolution of Content Creation

IBC Virtual Panel – Evolution of Content Creation

It was exactly a year ago at the IBC conference in Amsterdam that the MovieLabs 2030 Vision was launched. Much has changed since then and whist we were unable to travel in 2020, we were delighted to participate in a virtual panel to discuss the evolution of content...

Movielabs champions usable VFX Archive via IBC Accelerator Program

Movielabs champions usable VFX Archive via IBC Accelerator Program

Although IBC2020 has been cancelled, the IBC Accelerator program continues to help broadcasters, studios and media & entertainment organizations collaborate to drive innovation throughout the year. It provides an environment for virtual multi-company R&D....

MovieLabs shares 2030 Vision impact with NAB Tech Talks

MovieLabs shares 2030 Vision impact with NAB Tech Talks

The NAB Show 2020 was cancelled, but MovieLabs took part in NAB Tech Talks as part of the virtual show. CEO Rich Berger together with Board member Bill Baggelaar, EVP & CTO Technology Development at Sony Pictures Entertainment, joined a virtual discussion of how...

Welcome to Cloud Studio City – Feed Magazine Article

Welcome to Cloud Studio City – Feed Magazine Article

In next months edition of Feed Magazine you can read their 'Welcome to Cloud Studio City' article which uses our 2030 Vision for the future of Media Production as their basis to assess how quickly the production supply chain will move to be largely cloud based.    You...

Whitepaper – Future of Security for Production Workflows

Whitepaper – Future of Security for Production Workflows

Los Angeles, December 10, 2019 -- Motion Pictures Laboratories, Inc. (MovieLabs), together with member studios, has published a new white paper that lays out security principles for the future of production where all assets will be stored in the cloud and all...

MovieLabs shares a vision for the Future of Production with IBC365

MovieLabs shares a vision for the Future of Production with IBC365

In August MovieLabs – made up of five of the biggest Hollywood studios launched its 10-year vision for the industry. James Pearce spoke with the organisation’s leaders at SMPTE2019 in Los Angeles. Click here to read the article in full In 10 years, an entire industry...

IBCTV – Future of Media Production Interview

IBCTV – Future of Media Production Interview

Following the publication of our Future of Media Production White Paper, (available to download here) we hosted a panel session at IBC2019 with our studio partners with whom we are collaborating to drive change in our industry to enhance production workflows. Click...

MovieLabs Publishes Talent ID White Paper

MovieLabs Publishes Talent ID White Paper

In recent years there has been substantial discussion around the entertainment ecosystem of the need for a standardized, non-confidential talent identifier. Studios and talent agencies and organizations such as HITS, EIDR and MESA have led active dialogues on the...

Movielabs, AWS and Rodeo FX join the Academy Software Foundation

Movielabs, AWS and Rodeo FX join the Academy Software Foundation

The Academy Software Foundation (ASWF), a neutral forum for open source software development in the motion picture and media industries, today announced that Amazon Web Services has joined the Foundation as a Premier member, Rodeo FX as a General member, and MovieLabs...

MovieLabs at NAB 2019

MovieLabs at NAB 2019

MovieLabs will be participating  in several sessions at this year’s NAB 2019 in Las Vegas. Sunday, April 7:Craig Seidel, MovieLab’s Senior Vice President of Distribution Technology, will be speaking at the CDSA (Content Distribution Security Alliance) conference in...

MovieLabs host Mayor of London’s International Business Programme

MovieLabs host Mayor of London’s International Business Programme

MovieLabs and Universal Pictures were delighted to host the Hollywood Reception for the Mayor of London’s International Business Programme trade mission in late March. Ten of London’s fasted-growing, innovative creative companies travelled to LA to meet with key...

MovieLabs Opens LA Office

MovieLabs Opens LA Office

MovieLabs now has an office on the Westside of Los Angeles. The new Santa Monica office will provide a Southern California complement to MovieLabs’ existing offices in San Francisco, California. We are excited to join the vibrant community of entertainment and...

Movielabs partners with Intel for AI  & Machine Learning roundtable

Movielabs partners with Intel for AI & Machine Learning roundtable

At an event in Los Angeles on October 30, 2018, MovieLabs and Intel partnered to bring together six emerging companies to speak with studio technologists about Hollywood applications for machine learning and AI technologies. The companies included: Conversational...

Creative Works Ontology and White Paper for the Film & TV Industry

Creative Works Ontology and White Paper for the Film & TV Industry

As media companies add more and more data sources to fuel machine learning and other future applications, the industry needs both better enterprise systems and better core data infrastructure for the industry as a whole. There is a growing need for a standard,...

DEG, EMA and MovieLabs form Digital Supply Chain Alliance

DEG, EMA and MovieLabs form Digital Supply Chain Alliance

New framework designed to enhance cooperation among group members to strengthen the Digital Supply Chain DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group, the Entertainment Merchants Association (EMA) and MovieLabs are pleased to mark the beginning of a new, closer alignment...

EIDR Appoints New Officers

EIDR Appoints New Officers

EIDR, the source of universal identifiers for digital distribution of movie and television assets, has appointed a slate of new officers to its Board of Directors, additionally welcoming back Creative Artists Agency (CAA) to the EIDR Board. Bill Kotzman, Partner...

DEG interview with Rich Berger

DEG interview with Rich Berger

With six months under his belt, the DEG reached out to our CEO Rich Berger to learn why he believes Movielabs is the place where the major studios can team up to focus on emerging technologies that have real potential to change the industry for the better.  Click here...

MovieLabs Digital Distribution Framework (MDDF) Specifications Update

MovieLabs Digital Distribution Framework (MDDF) Specifications Update

As part of our commitment to regularly review and refine the best practice framework that supports Supply Chain Automation we have published updated versions of four key elements within the MovieLabs Digital Distribution Framework (MDDF). Common Metadata 1.7 Media...

MovieLabs Taps Sony’s Richard Berger as CEO

MovieLabs Taps Sony’s Richard Berger as CEO

San Francisco, September 26, 2017 Motion Picture Laboratories, the studio-backed research and development venture, today announced the appointment of Richard Berger as President & Chief Executive Officer. Berger will lead MovieLabs’ cross-industry initiatives...

EIDR appoints new Executive Director Will Kreth

EIDR appoints new Executive Director Will Kreth

EIDR, the source of universal identifiers for digital distribution of movie and television assets, has appointed Will Kreth to lead the organization. Will is tasked with guiding EIDR into the next phase of its mission to provide industry standard identification for...

Digital Supply Chain White Paper now available

Digital Supply Chain White Paper now available

We believe that the digital supply chain can be automated almost fully, allowing products to flow seamlessly from studios to retailers. Over the last several years a concerted effort from studios, retailers, service providers and industry consortiums has created a...

Rapid TV News: MovieLabs predictions for 2017

Rapid TV News: MovieLabs predictions for 2017

MovieLab’s CTO Jim Helman predicts key developments in the entertainment industry for 2017 in Rapid TV News, including the arrival of HDR, the development of virtual reality and the increased use of data analytics by the film industry. Read on to find out more....

Innovations in Digital Distribution

Innovations in Digital Distribution

How are studios, distributors, and service providers delivering tens of thousands of titles across hundreds of territories in all the versions and with all the metadata needed by viewers?

Congratulations to the World Wide Web Consortium

Congratulations to the World Wide Web Consortium

Congratulations to the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) for receiving a Technology & Engineering Emmy Award at CES this year for making video content more accessible with text captioning and subtitles. For the category "Standardization and Pioneering Development of...