HPA Industry Recovery Task Force Sets Date and Panelists for Virtual Global Town Hall

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Third outing for virtual gathering of industry experts takes place on October 21, 2020

Last Updated: October 16, 2020 4:30 pm GMT
(Burbank, CA--October 16, 2020) The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) has announced the panelists for the latest in its series of Industry Recovery Task Force Virtual Global Town Halls, which will take place on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 from 11 AM to 12:30 PM PDT.

Carolyn Giardina
Carolyn Giardina


The Virtual Global Town Halls, which are online and free to attend, bring together thought leaders from science, entertainment, technology, medicine, and government to inform and influence how to bring the industry back to work, safely. Craig German and Leon Silverman co-chair the town hall events; Silverman chairs the task force.

Craig German
Craig German


Carolyn Giardina (Tech Editor, The Hollywood Reporter) will again serve as moderator for the discussion. Panelists include Lori McCreary, Past President, Producers Guild of America and CEO, Revelations Entertainment; Kurt Miner, certified COVID-19 Compliance Officer and Chief Operating Officer, Entertainment Safety Company; Cathy Repola, National Executive Director, Motion Picture Editors Guild; and Paul Varghese, MD, MMsc, Head of Health Informatics, Verily Life Sciences.


Lori MCreary


“Even as our knowledge of the novel coronavirus grows and our industry’s response evolves, the need for critical conversations also grows, notes Silverman. As our industry continues to iterate and innovate as we return to work, it is vital that we share our experiences and knowledge about safety and workflow, and that we continue to stay connected as a community. Our HPA Board and Task Force is intently focused on providing a forum for expert voices and the community to continue to engage in this timely global dialogue.”

Leon Silverman
Leon Silverman


The town halls are interactive, with moderated discussions affording the opportunity for the audience to submit questions to the expert panel.


Cathy Repola


Free registration for the upcoming interactive town hall is available at www.hpaonline.com. The previous Industry Recovery Task Force Global Town Halls are available to watch at https://hpaonline.com/home-page/hpa-guide-to-covid-19-resources/.


Kurt Miner


The key objectives of the HPA Industry Recovery Task Force are:
  • To serve as a forum for collaboration, communication, and thought leadership regarding how to resume global production and post production in a sustainable fashion.

  • To understand and influence evolving technical requirements such as the impact of industry remote collaboration, ‘work from home’ and other workflows which have been highlighted by the current crisis.

  • To provide up-to-date information and access to emerging health and safety guidelines that will be issued by various governments, municipalities, unions, guilds, industry organizations and content creators.


For further information and registration, visit hpaonline.com. Future dates for HPA Industry Recovery Task Force Global Town Halls will be announced soon, and are expected to be held monthly for the foreseeable future. Dates and speakers for the November town hall will be announced in early November.

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About the Hollywood Professional Association
Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) serves the professional community of businesses and individuals who provide expertise, support, tools and the infrastructure for the creation and finishing of motion pictures, television, commercials, digital media and other dynamic media content. Through their partnership with the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the leader in the advancement of the art, science and craft of the image, sound, and metadata ecosystem, the HPA continues to extend its support of the community it represents. Information about the HPA is available at www.hpaonline.com.



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