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Stephen Beres

Senior Vice President, Production Operations | HBO & HBO Max

Film grad Stephen Beres is an Emmy award-winning producer and technologist who currently serves as Senior Vice President of Production Operations at HBO & HBO Max, where he leads a bi-coastal team of production and post professionals that help create record-setting television shows like Westworld, Succession, and Game of Thrones. Before leading the Production Operations team, Stephen served as HBO's Production Technology Architect and was responsible for smoothly transitioning HBO from film capture into the digital world.

Previously, Stephen worked with FotoKem Inc. to develop the HPA Award-winning nextLAB project. Before that, Steve helped found and served as Chief Technical Officer for PlasterCITY Digital Post (PCDP) an acknowledged leader and innovator in post-production for feature films, commercials, music videos, and non-fiction programming. As the architect of PCDP’s nonlinear editing facility-designed around Apple Final Cut Pro and central storage-Stephen was a key player in developing the industry’s first 4Gb SAN solution, based on Apple Xsan technology.

Stephen received a Television Academy Emmy award for his work on Westworld VR and has produced HBO’s one of a kind Camera Assessment and Image Study documentary series for over 10 years. Stephen’s insights and experience have made him a popular guest speaker at The International Broadcasters Convention (IBC), The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and the Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers (SMPTE), where he has served as both a board member and Governor for the Hollywood region.

When Steve's not making television shows, he can be found in his workshop restoring one of his many vintage Land Rovers with his brilliant and precocious daughter.

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Credits:
Game of Thrones, House of the Dragon, Succession, Westworld, Sesame Street, From the Earth to the Moon, True Detective


Graduation Year:
2004

The higher you move in the industry, the more you climb … it isn’t the workload that increases. It’s the intensity of that work, it’s the importance of those decisions, and it’s the amount of influence that you have in moving something in one direction or another. There is a humbling sense in that.”
—Stephen Beres
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