Project Director, RIS OSVP
Kari Grubin is a multi-talented executive who has spent the past 20 years leading and managing studio divisions, global post-production facilities, corporate departments and groups within trade organizations. Her strong record of technical operations supervision and confident, insightful leadership of creative teams led to her most recent position as Vice President of Mastering for Studio Operations at The Walt Disney Studios, where she developed a long-term strategic vision for mastering across the title lifecycle. In that role, Kari served as technical lead and key contributor for content specification development and master asset delivery for all distribution windows, resolving planning conflicts, version control, and general performance in the area of mastering. Kari serves on the board of the Hollywood Professional Association (HPA), where she is also the chair of Women in Post Committee. She is an active member of SMPTE. and currently serves as the Project Director for SMPTE's RIS OSVP initiative. She holds three US patents in media and entertainment technology as a co-inventor.