The Entertainment Technology Center @ USC, founded in 1993 with the help of George
Lucas, is a non-profit think tank and research center within USC’s School of Cinematic Arts.
ETC brings together the top entertainment, technology and consumer electronic companies,
along with the academic resources of the University of Southern California, to evaluate
emerging technologies, trends and consumer preferences and provide insight to inform
standards, new product and business development. Through research, publications, industry
outreach, and special events the ETC focuses on the impact of technology and the next
generation entertainment consumer.

Highlights include:

Digital Town Square – conference program convenes variety of stakeholders to illuminate current and projected issues in content creation, distribution and next generation new media

Next Generation Workforce – a two-way socialization program brings member companies and executives, students and faculty together through presentations, panels, career workshops, challenges, hands-on experiences and other events.

Academic Gateway – with a focus on new media, transmedia and virtual production, the Academic Gateway coordinates research efforts with the School of Cinematic Arts and other programs across USC, one of the world’s leading research institutions.

Publications – The ETC offers a variety of publications to provide its members with news and information. These include:

  • The Daily Bullet – a daily news brief encapsulating the top stories impacting media, entertainment and technology
  • Special reports and White Papers Surveys
  • Digital Feedback Sessions – video reports encompassing studenT opinions on products and issues

ETC engages in a variety of projects that advance the production and distribution of Digital media, including:

Industry Events

Industry Events

Accelerate M&E Innovation Using Cloud Solutions
(September 26, AWS Marketplace, Webinar)

Keeping Pace with Evolving Reservation Technology
(September 26, WTWH Media, Webinar)

ARRI ALEXA 35 Bootcamp
(September 26-27, AbelCine, Burbank CA, $$)

Code 2023
(September 26-27, Vox Media, Dana Point CA)

Mobile World Congress Las Vegas 2023
(September 26-28, GSMA, Las Vegas, $$)

Mona Shorts Fest
(September 26-29, Mona, Metaverse Festival)

Design Operations Symposium 2023
(September 27, HS Events, Online, $$)

Festival of Creative Operations 2023
(September 27, HS Events, Online, $$)

Photo Studio Operations Forum 2023
(September 27, HS Events, Online, $$)

Measuring the Performance of Your CTV Campaigns
(September 27, Adweek, GroundTruth, Webinar)

Navigating Workforce Complexity for Intelligence Community
(September 27, Federal News Network, Red Hat, Webinar)

Why Digital Transformation? And Why Now?
(September 27, Autodesk, Webinar)

Why Your CTV Reporting Needs More Transparency
(September 27, MNTN, Webinar)


AI Impact Summit
(September 27-28, SmartBrief, Virtual Event, $$)

ETC Events

ETC Quarterly Board Meeting (closed meeting)
(September 7)

vETC at IBC (Session Recordings)
(September 15. 18, IBC, Booth 7.C28)

ETC Quarterly All Members Meeting (closed meeting)
(September 21)