The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) is the trade association serving the community of individuals and businesses who provide creative and technical expertise, support, tools and infrastructure for professional content creation, distribution and archive. Through our three pillars of activities — Community, Knowledge Exchange, and Recognition – the Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) advances the arts, science and business of the media and entertainment industry.
Members include companies in post production, digital FX or content creation; broadcasters, studios and production companies; manufacturers and providers of technology hardware and software to the professional post production industry; businesses who provide services and support to the post production industry; and individuals employed by these companies in administrative, technical and creative post positions
In 2016, the HPA launched the Young Entertainment Professionals (YEP) program, advancing its goal of nurturing the next generation of entertainment professionals and encouraging worthy individuals to follow a career in the media content industry. The goal of YEP is to mentor and support the development of individuals in the workforce between the ages of 21 and 35 by introducing them to working professionals, connecting them with events and resources that will further their careers, and encouraging their active participation in HPA and SMPTE. For more information on the YEP program, visit http://www.hollywoodprofessionalassociation.com/?page_id=154641