Media & Entertainment Services Alliance (MESA) advances new technologies that are enabling the digital transformation of media & entertainment. Focused on three core M&E technologies: data, IT and security, MESA’s 120+ members and content advisors collaborate to advance change management, new workflow solutions and production/supply chain efficiencies. MESA’s five technology communities include: HITS (Hollywood IT Society); Smart Content Council (metadata, data, analytics and AI); CDSA (Content Delivery & Security Association); 2nd Screen Society (connected devices for consumers and the enterprise); and WiTH (Women in Technology: Hollywood). MESA was founded in 2008 and has since expanded its activities to serve M&E executives in Los Angeles, New York and London. Its Content Advisors direct an annual event schedule of over 25 meetings, conferences and summits. MESA’s editorial staff creates and curates content for 10 weekly newsletters, reaching a world audience of over 40,000 M&E executives daily, and the M&E Journal that is published bi-annually. MESA’s industry initiatives have included the introduction of an industry-standard digital ID, industry-wide security vendor audit program, industry career resources as well as women’s diversity workshops and awards.
- To support service providers in building efficiencies in the creation, production and distribution of physical and digital media and entertainment
- To foster end-to-end collaboration among entertainment service providers, their customers and trading partners
- To promote its members and provide face-to-face meeting opportunities
- To provide tangible benefits to members including: market intelligence, research initiatives, industry advocacy and collaborative workgroups