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Jim Burger re-elected to the SMPTE Board of Governors

October 17, 2018

DC partner Jim Burger was recently re-elected to the Society of Motion Picture Engineers (SMPTE) Board of Governors, which helps run the worldwide organization and move forward its many initiatives. Jim was originally elected to fill a vacancy in early 2018, and he is thrilled to continue in this leadership role.

“I greatly appreciate the opportunity to continue as a member of SMPTE’s Board of Governors,” stated Jim. “My mission is to continue and, hopefully, boost the organization’s substantive educational role for its members and increase the number of young professionals among our membership.”

Jim has been a SMPTE member for five years and for nearly two decades has presented his annual “Washington Update” at the Hollywood Professional Association (HPA)/SMPTE Tech Retreat where he discusses the impact on the motion picture industry of decisions made in Washington, D.C. He also moderated a panel this year on artificial intelligence and copyright during the SMPTE Entertainment Technology conference in San Francisco.

Founded in 1916, the Oscar- and Emmy Award-winning SMPTE is the preeminent leader in the advancement of the art, science, and craft of the image, sound, and metadata ecosystem worldwide. Among its 7,000 members are Amazon, Blackmagic Design, CBS, Disney/ABC/ESPN, Dolby Laboratories, Ericsson, Fox Entertainment Group, Google, Microsoft, Netflix, Paramount Pictures, Sony Electronics, and Time Warner. HPA is the trade association serving businesses and individuals who provide expertise, support, tools and infrastructure for production, post production, distribution, and archiving of motion pictures, television, commercials, and other media content.