Our primary mission is to drive innovation that creates business opportunities and develop tangible solutions to the challenges faced by Hollywood in transitioning to digital distribution systems. We work with studios and tech companies to develop common technology goals and then advance them in ways that transform the industry.
Our core focus areas
We research future technologies, foster cross-studio dialog and innovation, and provide studios a focused set of eyes and ears to look under the hood and analyze the science of new technology, engaging with entrepreneurs, engineers, and scientists to understand the potential impact and help target innovation at the needs of the media industry.
Distribution Supply Chain
MovieLabs focuses substantial effort on improving the competitiveness of digital distribution as a key component to the future success of the industry. We drive new technologies and standards that make digital distribution more efficient and profitable by enabling automation, lowering costs, and making it easier for consumers to purchase new and better experiences from studios and their distribution partners.
MovieLabs works with studio technologists to envision the future of media production. We help set the bar for future technology and then define specifications, standards, and workflows that deliver the industry’s vision. Our goal is always to empower storytellers with new technologies that help deliver the best of future media.
Next Generation Formats
MovieLabs is a key resource helping the industry define next generation consumer experiences and build the technology platforms that deliver them. We help develop new formats such as Ultra HD and HDR, new ways of delivering Digital Extras to consumers, and new capabilities for consumers such as consumer lockers.
MovieLabs consults with security experts and publishes guidelines and recommendations for protection of the creative investments of the film industry. We work to identify and understand new threats and drive content protection requirements into the industry to stay ahead of the curve on piracy.
We develop common ontologies, mappings, methodologies, and tools enabling members to better leverage data for analytics, marketing, and decision making. Our efforts deliver data tools and research capabilities that help the industry build advanced data systems, understand global demand, and engage consumers more effectively around the world.