LOS ANGELES – April 11, 2023 – The Trusted Partner Network (TPN), a global, industry-wide content security initiative and community network fully owned by the Motion Picture Association (MPA), is pleased today to welcome Kari Grubin, a veteran entertainment and media operations executive, as Membership Services Director.
A recognized expert in technology and post-production services, Grubin will help grow the TPN program and TPN+ platform for security preparedness and enhanced awareness of content security best practices at all stages of content development in the digital media supply chain. She also will leverage more than 20 years of industry and consultative expertise to support TPN member needs.
She is based in Los Angeles and will report to Terri Davies, President of TPN.
Grubin currently serves on the board of the Hollywood Production Association (HPA) and is project director of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers’ Rapid Industry Solutions On Set Virtual Production Initiative. Earlier in her career, she was Vice President of Mastering at Walt Disney Studios and served as Vice President of Post and Restoration at Deluxe Media Services. Grubin also contributes to numerous efforts to expand opportunities for underrepresented communities in the media and entertainment industry.
“I am thrilled to welcome Kari to the TPN team. Her experience, personal vision, insights, and shared goals for content security are a perfect complement to her dedication to an ever-evolving content, technology, and media landscape,” said Davies. ”As we collaborate with industry stakeholders, including Content Owners, Service Providers, and our Assessor Partners, Kari’s industry know-how and energy will be a tremendous addition to the TPN team as we continue to build a secure future and source of truth for our content partners.”
“As the definition of content expands and technology tools leveraging artificial intelligence and virtualized workflows grow, the creative community needs access to resources and best practices to protect the intellectual property in their care,” said Grubin. “I look forward to partnering with and advocating for TPN members, providing support and guidance as they navigate these exciting and complex challenges.”
About The Trusted Partner Network
The Trusted Partner Network (TPN) is the leading, global, industry-wide film and television content security initiative. Designed to assist companies in preventing leaks, breaches, and hacks of movies and television shows prior to their intended release, TPN seeks to raise security awareness, preparedness, and capabilities within the industry. TPN provides industry vendors with a voluntary, cost-effective way to ensure that the security of their facilities, staff, and workflows meet the MPA’s best practices and it accredits experienced auditors to conduct assessments globally. Through TPN, the film and television industry elevates the security standards and responsiveness of the vendor community, while greatly expanding the number of facilities that are assessed annually. The Trusted Partner Network is owned and managed by the Motion Picture Association. Learn more at www.TTPN.org.
About The Motion Picture Association:
The Motion Picture Association serves as the voice and advocate of the American motion picture, home video, and television industries from its offices in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. Its members are Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures; Netflix Studios LLC; Paramount Pictures Corporation; Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc.; Universal City Studios LLC; and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. More information at: https://www.motionpictures.org/