All people in the post-production industry are having to adapt to the ‘new normal’ of living with COVID. Because of this, the Post New York Alliance (PNYA) has launched a series of programs and initiatives over the past year to keep members informed about the impact of the pandemic, learn the best strategies for moving forward, and foster greater collaboration among companies, disciplines, and individual pros.
On January 28, at 4pm, PNYA Chair Yana Collins Lehman, Interim Membership Director/Board Member Jennifer Lane, Board Member Ben Baker, Board Member Kim Spikes and Administrator Rebekah Hernandez will review how PNYA had changed and extended its outreach in the next edition of the popular video conference series Post Break titled How to PNYA.
They will discuss PNYA’s new networking programs, Face to Face, Slack and Who You Don’t Know, and how members can get involved. They will also review progress made by committees on Education, Events, Green Practices and Diversity, and reveal what’s in store for 2021.
Board Secretary/Chair of Education & Events Committee Chris Peterson will moderate. Following the webinar, attendees will have an opportunity to join small, virtual breakout groups for discussion and networking.
Yana Collins Lehman (PNYA Board Chairperson and President/COO of Trevanna Post) oversees strategy and operations for Trevanna Post in New York, Los Angeles and London. One of the industry’s most experienced post-production accountants, she has been providing financial expertise to feature films and television shows since 2004. She is an active member of Local 161.
Jennifer Lane (PNYA Interim Membership Director and Associate Producer/Post Production Supervisor) has served as post-production supervisor on scores of film and television projects, including Mary Poppins Returns, Wonderstruck and The Light Between Oceans. As Vice President of Post Production at Miramax Films, New York, she oversaw post-production on such films as Brothers Grimm, An Unfinished Life , and the Academy Award-winner Chicago. As a freelance post supervisor, she has worked for Warner Brothers, DreamWorks Studios, The Walt Disney Company, Universal Pictures and Focus Features among other studios.
Ben Baker (PNYA Board Member and Vice President of Studio Services at HBO, manages HBO’s internal post-production resources. He previously served as Vice President of Post Production at Vice Media, where he led post operations for Vice’s original feature and episodic studio. His experience as a post-production supervisor, producer, project consultant, manager and executive spans projects in the U.S. and internationally for broadcast networks, studios and independent producers.
Kim Spikes (PNYA Board Member and Senior Vice President of Post SIM NY) has been part of the Sim NY (previously Post Factory) for 11 years. Prior to that, she served in a management position for facilities in SoHo, TriBeCa and Brooklyn.
Rebekah Hernandez (PNYA Administrator, post-production supervisor) has worked in the post-production industry for nearly a decade. Her many credits as post-production coordinator include the films Deep Water Horizon, Mary Poppins Returns and Gemini Man, and as post-production supervisor on Thank You for Your Service and The Forty-Year-Old Version as well as the television series Billions. She has served as the PNYA administrator for the past three years. .
Chris Peterson (PNYA Board Secretary/Executive Board Member, and Executive Producer) has served as an executive producer and media technologist at post-production facilities, VFX shops, sound/music houses, and systems integrators. His credits include Hereditary, Absentia (Sony/Amazon), Women of Troy (HBO), and Roger Waters’ concert tours and films. Prior to that, he was a producer/videographer/ editor for The Howard Stern Show and on location for cable series in Brazil, Argentina, Trinidad and across the United States. He has served as host of Post Break since its launch in April.
You can register for “How to PNYA” here.
All photos provided by PNYA.