MPA’s Trusted Partner Network adds VP Operations & Product Management

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The Motion Picture Association’s film and television content security program, the Trusted Partner Network (TPN), appointed Crystal Pham as Vice President, Operations and Product Management, as the MPA prepares to launch a Cloud Security program later this year, which will include Best Practices, a qualification framework for Assessors and an expanded Content Security assessment program.

Ms. Pham joins TPN from Sony Pictures Entertainment, where she was Vice President of Information Security. In that role, Pham oversaw the Risk Management Program for the studio, including Third-Party Risk Management and Content Security.

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Prior to that role, she served as Vice President of Business Operations at Sony, responsible for mastering, QC, asset preparation, editorial, localization and delivery of content throughout its lifecycle, supporting Theatrical, Television and Home Entertainment.

Read the full announcement (MPA TPN)

Why it matters

TPN is part of the MPA’s initiative to minimize exposure to piracy. Earlier in April, TPN announced enhancements to its programs, so this addition to TPN’s ranks stands to reason.

TPN 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.

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