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RETURN ENGAGEMENT: MANAGING REMOTE PRODUCTION WORKFORCES

How corporate video departments are approaching the ever-demanding requirements of managing a remote production workforce will be explored during the Studio Production & Post Track panel session “Remote Control: Management Strategies for a Global Video Workforce,” at the second annual Silicon Valley Video Summit (SVVS), Jan. 23.

Back by popular demand, the panel will once again be moderated by Mark Yoder, content strategy and operations lead at Accenture Productions, where he leads production and creative operations for a global team of about 130 people that delivers over 250 broadcasts, virtual events, recordings and edit projects each month.  During his 15-year career in broadcast TV, he produced everything from daily newscasts to political debates and NFL football games.

“What worked about this session last year was that we made it very much a conversation,” he said. “Featuring different voices, that’s our plan again this year.

One major advance from last year is that technology isn’t a major concern or barrier anymore. The challenge now is more about simplifying and streamlining, minimizing the number of tools used so that organizations can scale and yield more consistency. But the biggest challenge is balancing that against being open to all types of creative workflows.

Panelists will include Chris D’Angelo, ex-global head of studios for YouTube and Spotify; Cleave Frink, broadcast producer at Salesforce; Erin McMullen Bromley, executive director of programming at FOX Sports; Dan Pisarski, CTO at LiveU.

D’Angelo’s career started at Universal Studios, where he was a digital innovator.  He has delivered high-quality live-action and animated content for major studios, including Warner Brothers, Lionsgate and Disney.

Frink is an experienced production manager and producer who has been broadcast producer at Salesforce since February 2022.

Bromley has over 15 years of experience in sports media, with a focus on TV programming and event production.

Pisarski is an engineering leader in the online, video, and broadcast industries with over 20 years of experience.

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