Although best known for her work in setting global technology standards, Warner Bros.’s Wendy Aylsworth is also a leader in communicating technology’s issues to Hollywood’s creative side. She’s this year’s recipient of TVNewsCheck‘s annual Women in Technology Leadership Award, which will be presented on April 9 at the NAB Show in Las Vegas.
TVNewsCheck’s first Women in Technology Leadership Award Presentation and Reception at the NAB Show honored Darcy Antonellis, president of technical operations of Warner Bros. (right). It also turned a spotlight on the National Association of Broadcasters Educational Foundation’s Technology Apprenticeship Program, which places engineering students in industry internships.The program is a beneficiary of the event, which was sponsored by Accenture, Modern VideoFilm, SDI Media and SwartAd. Receiving her award, Antonellis said she is a big believer in mentoring and volunteered to accommodate several of NABEF’s interns at Warner Bros. Helping Antonellis to celebrate that evening were leaders of the Alliance for Women in Media. (Photos by John Staley)
Darcy Antonellis, head of tech ops at Warner Bros., has earned her stripes through stints at CBS in both news and sports (including winning two technical Emmys) before joining Warner where she oversaw the move from analog to digital distribution. Now, she’s the first recipient of TVNewsCheck’s Women in Technology Leadership Award.
A new program from the NAB Educational Foundation offers college students and recent grads a chance to take part in a six-month Technology Apprenticeship Program. It offers promising young technology students a chance to gain hands-on experience at TV or radio stations, and also get up to speed on the latest technological advances. TVNewsCheck‘s Women in Technology Leadership Award supports the TAP program.
The president of Warner Bros.’ technical operations is to be the recipient of the first Women in Technology Leadership Award, honoring her professional achievements and raising funds to support the National Association of Broadcasters Educational Foundation’s Technology Apprenticeship Program.