ENCINO, CA (October 7, 2016) … The Entertainment Merchants Association (EMA) yesterday presented its Industry Leadership Digital Award to Ellen Goodridge, Senior Vice President, Digital Supply Chain & Product Development for Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (SPHE). The award was presented at EMA’s Digital Media Pipeline, held at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles.
In presenting the award, Mark Fisher, President and CEO of EMA, declared, “Ellen Goodridge has not only been a recognized leader promoting industry-wide standards and leading the collaboration among studios, but she also ‘walks the walk,’ as Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has itself become an early adopter of industry standards. Ellen has been a regular contributor to EMA’s workgroup projects and as a panelist at events such as today’s Pipeline.”
At SPHE, Goodridge focuses on delivering a superior, immersive consumer experience with SPHE’s digital products through advancement in new features and technologies including digital extras, 4K, virtual reality, and more. She also oversees SPHE’s global digital supply chain for the studio’s film and television content as well as content from third-party distribution partners. Goodridge’s leadership enables SPHE’s retailer partners worldwide to deliver world-class experiences with SPHE’s transactional digital content. Goodridge previously was chair of the Technical & Operations Committee of DEG – The Digital Entertainment Group.
The Industry Leadership Digital Award is given to a company or individual that has made a significant contribution to the industry. Previous recipients are Google’s Content Ops Team, ContentBridge Systems, and Craig Seidel of Movielabs.
EMA’s Digital Media Pipeline, which is in its ninth year, brought together approximately 300 digital entertainment content owners, service providers, and retailers to focus on business-to-business opportunities in the digital delivery of home entertainment to consumers.
The Entertainment Merchants Association (EMA) is the not-for-profit international trade association dedicated to advancing the interests of the $41 billion home entertainment industry. EMA-member companies operate approximately 52,000 retail outlets in the U.S. and 55,000 around the world that sell and/or rent DVDs, computer and console video games, and digitally distributed versions of these products. Membership comprises the full spectrum of retailers (from single-store specialists to multi-line mass merchants, and both brick and mortar and online stores), distributors, the home video divisions of major and independent motion picture studios, video game publishers, and other related businesses that constitute and support the home entertainment industry. EMA was established in April 2006 through the merger of the Video Software Dealers Association (VSDA) and the Interactive Entertainment Merchants Association (IEMA).
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