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Industry veteran Crystal Pham joins TPN at critical stage in program growth

The Motion Picture Association’s film and television content security program, the Trusted Partner Network (TPN), today announced the appointment of Crystal Pham as Vice President, Operations and Product Management. Pham will report to TPN President Terri Davies.

Pham will work closely with Davies to improve 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 prepares to launch a cloud security program later this year, including best practices, an assessor qualification framework, and an expanded assessment program. content security.

“I am delighted that Crystal is joining TPN at such a critical time in the growth of the organization,” said Davies. “Having worked with Crystal throughout my career, I am confident that her skills, expertise and knowledge of the content supply chain and security landscape will help ensure the success of our next phase of evolution. “

TPN, a division of the Motion Picture Association, was created in 2018 to streamline the vendor evaluation process across all areas of production, post-production and distribution. The TPN program increases security awareness and capabilities within the industry and establishes a single benchmark of minimum security readiness 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 piracy of creative content before its scheduled release date.

“Throughout my career, I have always worked to elevate the core competencies of any organization by contributing my expertise in efficiency and quality,” Pham said. “Joining Terri once again as she leads TPN into its next chapter of growth is the perfect place for me. I also look forward to collaborating with the MPA team, who have an unrivaled reputation for excellence. in the fields of security and content protection.

An accomplished and versatile leader in global operations management and information security, 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, quality control, asset preparation, editing, localization and delivery of content throughout its lifecycle, supporting film, television and home entertainment. She has also held leadership positions at Technicolor and Enterprise Entertainment Group. Pham graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in radio/television/film.

As an essential component of MPA’s full suite of content protection, security and mitigation services, TPN further strengthens its commitment to its members and the vendor community. The MPA also leads the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE), the leading global coalition dedicated to protecting the vibrant legal ecosystem and reducing digital piracy.

About the Trusted Partner Network
The Trusted Partner Network (TPN) is the world’s leading industry-wide film and television content security initiative. Designed to help companies prevent leaks, breaches, and piracy of movies and TV shows before their scheduled release, TPN seeks to increase security awareness, preparedness, and capability within the industry. TPN offers industry vendors a voluntary and cost-effective way to ensure the security of their facilities, personnel and workflows adhere to MPA best practices and accredits experienced auditors to conduct assessments at worldwide. Through TPN, the film and television industry is raising security standards and vendor community responsiveness, while dramatically increasing the number of installations assessed each year. The Trusted Partner Network is owned and managed by the Motion Picture Association.

About the Motion Picture Association
The Motion Picture Association is the voice and advocate for the American motion picture, home video and television industries from its offices in Los Angeles and Washington, DC. 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.