Grubin, Kari

Grubin, Kari

Membership Services Director at Motion Picture Association Trusted Partner Network

Kari Grubin is a multi-talented executive who has spent the past 25 years leading and managing studio divisions, global postproduction facilities, corporate departments and groups within trade organizations. Kari is the Membership Services Director for the Motion Picture Association Trusted Partner Network where she works with program participants and members to help grow the TPN program and TPN+ platform for security preparedness and enhanced awareness of content security best practices at all stages of content development in the digital media supply chain.

Previously, Kari spent two years as a business consultant leading SMPTE’s Rapid Industry Solutions On Set Virtual Production Initiative as the Project Director. Prior to that time, she demonstrated her strong record of technical operations supervision and confident, insightful leadership of creative teams 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.

She serves on the board of the Hollywood Professional Association (HPA), where she is the past chair of Women in Post Committee. In 2016, she co-created the Young Entertainment Professionals Program (YEP) at the HPA, which has provided outreach and mentoring to over 150 young leaders in the entertainment industry. Kari is now the Co-Chair of HPA ALL, the HPA’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Initiative to continue the expansion of HPA’s commitment to create an inclusive environment for all members of the M&E industry, especially those from under-represented groups. In addition, Kari is an active member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, serving on the Production and Technology Branch Executive Committee and a member of SMPTE.

Kari formed Global Entertainment Partners (GEP) and served as general manager, which she and her partner sold to Deluxe Entertainment Services Group. Kari transitioned to Deluxe subsidiary Deluxe Digital Media, where she was Vice President of Post and Restoration. Kari also spent 2 years at NSS Labs, a leading information security research, testing lab and advisory company, as sales director focusing on the entertainment sector, specializing in cyber security.

Kari is in demand as a speaker on a variety of topics and holds three US patents in media and entertainment technology as a co-inventor.

Women at the Forefront of Virtual Production
Sunday, April 14 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM PT