LOS ANGELES, January 17, 2023 – Visual Data, a worldwide provider of Localization Services and end-to-end Digital Media Supply Chain Solutions, is reinforcing its commitment to the highest levels of security for entertainment content by becoming an early adopter of the Trusted Partner Network’s (TPN) new membership program.
Fully owned by the Motion Picture Association (MPA), TPN was formed to provide content owners and service providers with a credible resource for understanding the need for content security and strengthening security preparedness throughout the media supply chain.
TPN has expanded its efforts with a new multi-tiered membership model to ensure the security needs of any media and entertainment organization are addressed regardless of size, scope, or content volume. TPN members can manage and communicate content security status with each other, including non-TPN security certificates such as ISO and Soc2. Members can also complete TPN questionnaires and assessments based on MPA Content Security best practices and guidelines (v5.0), as well as access the latest information on security standards and protocols.
With the launch of its new membership program, the Trusted Partner Network is laying out a vision for the future of industry-wide security that has long been shared by Visual Data.
“The TPN membership program aligns perfectly with our efforts as a leading service provider to create a more secure physical and digital environment across all of our locations,” said Randy Tunila, CTO, Visual Data. “With sophistication in security threats increasing, this is exactly the kind of evolution needed to move our industry in the right direction and we are thrilled to be an early adopter.”
As a service provider that operates multiple locations and supports clients globally, Visual Data invests significant resources into security compliance across its physical locations and cloud-based workflows. The new TPN program streamlines this process and enables clients to validate Visual Data’s accreditation within TPN’s central database, saving time, effort and money, and allowing a greater focus on producing and delivering quality content.
“TPN serves as the source of truth for all stakeholders in our industry. Extensive collaboration with content owners, service providers and assessors has helped us build forward momentum with our new membership program,” said Terri Davies, President of TPN. “We are excited to welcome Visual Data and we are confident that TPN will strengthen the industry processes required to protect and build a secure future for content.”
About The Trusted Partner Network
The Trusted Partner Network (TPN) is the leading, global, industry-wide film and television content security initiative. Designed to assist companies in preventing leaks, breaches, and hacks of movies and television shows prior to their intended release, TPN seeks to raise security awareness, preparedness, and capabilities within the industry. TPN provides industry vendors with a voluntary, cost-effective way to ensure that the security of their facilities, staffs, and workflows meet the MPA’s best practices and it accredits experienced auditors to conduct assessments globally. Through TPN, the film and television industry elevate the security standards and responsiveness of the vendor community, while greatly expanding the number of facilities that are assessed annually. The Trusted Partner Network is owned and managed by the Motion Picture Association. Learn more at www.TTPN.org.
About The Motion Picture Association
The Motion Picture Association serves as the voice and advocate of the American motion picture, home video and television industries from its offices in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. 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. More information at: www.motionpictures.org/
About Visual Data
Visual Data is a global provider of end-to-end Digital Media Supply Chain and Language Services to the entertainment industry, with locations in Burbank, London, and Bangalore. For nearly three decades, the company has supplied award-winning, quality-driven localization, content management, distribution, and media services that enable customers to deliver premium content in any format for any screen or platform, anywhere in the world. For more information, visit www.visualdatamedia.com.
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