Jim Helman, MovieLabs

Jim Helman,
Chief Technology Officer,

Jim Helman is an experienced technologist who brings to MovieLabs an extensive background in building entertainment-related products and a passion for innovation. At MovieLabs, Jim has led cross-industry initiatives including driving worldwide standards for high dynamic range video and building the Entertainment Identifier Registry (EIDR). He leads MovieLabs’ security work, including cloud security and the development of the MovieLabs Enhanced Content Protection Specification, which established a hardware level of robustness for 4K consumer devices.

Jim was a founder and chief software architect at Liberate Technologies, where he led the development of a web platform for delivering interactive cable services. Prior to Liberate, he was a software architect at Silicon Graphics, developing real-time 3D systems for VR, location-based entertainment, and visual simulation.

Jim has also consulted extensively on intellectual property, R&D spin-offs, and video technologies for leading venture capitalists and companies such as Comcast, NEC Research Labs and Xerox PARC. Jim holds Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Applied Physics from Stanford University and a B.A. in Physics and Math from Washington University.