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

Cine Gear New York Expo 2023
(March 10-12, Cine Gear, Brooklyn)

SXSW Film & TV Festival
(March 10-19, SXSW, Austin, $$)

The 95th Academy Awards
(March 12, AMPAS, Hollywood)

How the Big Ten Amps Up Engagement & Monetization
(March 14, Adweek, Snowflake, Webinar)

IDC Future of Trust Forum
(March 14, IDC, Digital Forum)

The Value of Thought Leadership in Economic Uncertainty
(March 14, LinkedIn Collective, Webinar)

First Look 2023: OTT Virtual Conference
(March 15, Cynopsis Media)

Master Client Services in Economic Uncertainty
(March 15, Adweek, Resonate, Webinar)

Find the Perfect Influencers for Your Brand
(March 16, Adweek, NetBase Quid, Webinar)

IP Networking State of the Art
(March 16, TVNewsCheck, Webinar)

Silicon Valley Funding Forum
(March 16, Angel Launch, Palo Alto)

Game Developers Conference (GDC)
(March 20-24, Informa Tech, San Francisco, $$)

ETC Events


ETC Quarterly All Members Meeting (closed meeting)
(March 16)

ETC Quarterly Board Meeting (closed meeting)
(June 1)

ETC Quarterly All Members Meeting (closed meeting)
(June 15)