The Motion Picture Association’s film and television content security program, the Trusted Partner Network (TPN), today announced the appointment of Crystal Pham to the role of Vice President, Operations and Product Management. Pham will report to TPN President Terri Davies.
Pham will work closely with Davies to enhance the operational experience of the TPN platform and manage the evolution of the TPN product. Pham will also work with Davies on the continued development of the TPN model as the MPA gets ready to launch a Cloud Security program later this year, including Best Practices, a qualification framework for Assessors and an expanded Content Security assessment program.
“I’m delighted that Crystal is joining TPN at such a critical moment in the organization’s growth,” said Davies. “Having worked with Crystal during my career, I am confident her skills, expertise and knowledge of the content supply chain and security landscape will help ensure that our next phase of evolution is successful.”
TPN, a division of the Motion Picture Association, was created in 2018 to streamline the process that evaluates vendors in every area of production, post-production and distribution. The TPN program raises security awareness and capabilities within the industry and establishes a single benchmark of minimum-security preparedness for all vendors – wherever they work and whatever their specialty. The TPN program is a crucial part of any production company’s content security efforts, as it helps prevent leaks, breaches, and hacks of creative content prior to its intended release date.
“Throughout my career, I have always worked to elevate the core competencies of any organization by bringing my expertise of efficiency and quality,” said Pham. “Joining Terri once again as she leads TPN into its next chapter of growth is the perfect place for me. I’m also looking forward to collaborating with the MPA team, which has an unparalleled reputation for excellence in the areas of content security and protection.”
An accomplished and versatile global operations management and information security executive, Pham joins TPN from Sony Pictures Entertainment, where she was Vice President of Information Security. In this role, Pham oversaw the Risk Management Program for the studio, including Third-Party Risk Management and Content Security. Prior to this role, she served as Vice President of Business Operations at Sony. In these roles, she was responsible for mastering, QC, asset preparation, editorial, localization and delivery of content throughout its lifecycle, supporting Theatrical, Television and Home Entertainment. She has also held leadership roles at Technicolor and Enterprise Entertainment Group. Pham graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Radio/Television/Film.
As a critical component to the MPA’s full range of content protection, security, and mitigation services, TPN is further strengthening its commitment to members and the vendor community. The MPA also leads the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE), the world’s leading coalition dedicated to protecting the dynamic legal ecosystem and reducing digital piracy.
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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 prevent 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, staffs, 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.
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.
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