How CBS News, WGBH and Sony Pictures Solved Real-Time WFH Collaboration – Sony Ci Webinar

When: April 30, 2020
Time: 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Pacific

Before ‘remote work’ was mandatory, some early adopters began using cloud-based solutions to make their production workflows more efficient. At CBS News, post-production teams have embraced the cloud to get to the final cut. At WGBH in Boston, a cloud ‘screening room’ solution was adopted to reduce cross-continent travel so executive producers could virtually review cuts with the director and editors. At SPE, productions are given a flexible Workspace in Ci where content can be uploaded, previewed and shared between trusted Workspace members or with external collaborators who only need limited access.

In this webinar, you’ll learn how teams have been using Ci’s real-time LiveSession feature to seamlessly and securely collaborate on content and continue production operations even when people can’t be in the same room.

Join this webinar to learn:

  • How Frontline has changed their workflow
  • Benefits and challenges for remote screenings at SPE
  • How LiveSession helps bypass the limitations of video-conferencing tools
  • Benefits of adopting a cloud production workflow beyond remote collaboration

Adam Goldfried, Post Production Manager, CBS News
Tim Mangini, Senior Director of Production Technology, Production Group, WGBH
Glen Marzan, Vice President, Digital Content Technologies, Sony Pictures Entertainment
David Rosen, Vice President, Cloud Applications and Services, Sony Imaging Products & Solutions – Americas
Moderator: Guy Finley, President, MESA


About CBS News:
CBS News is the news and information division of CBS, dedicated to providing the highest quality journalism under standards it pioneered and continues to set in today’s digital age. Headquartered in the famed CBS Broadcast Center in New York, CBS News has bureaus across the globe and produces influential, critically acclaimed programs providing original reporting, interviews, investigations, analysis and breaking news 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

About WGBH:
WGBH Boston is America’s preeminent public broadcaster and the largest producer of PBS content for TV and the Web, including Masterpiece, Antiques Roadshow, Frontline, Nova, American Experience, Arthur and more than a dozen other primetime, lifestyle and children’s series. WGBH’s television channels include WGBH 2, WGBX 44, and the digital channels World and Create. WGBH TV productions focusing on the region’s diverse community include Greater Boston, Basic Black and High School Quiz Show. WGBH Radio serves listeners across New England with 89.7 WGBH, Boston’s Local NPR®; 99.5 WCRB Classical Radio Boston; and WCAI, the Cape and Islands NPR® Station. WGBH also is a major source of digital content and programs for public radio through PRX, including The World and Innovation Hub, a leader in educational multimedia with PBS LearningMedia™, providing the nation’s educators with free, curriculum-based digital content, and a pioneer in services that make media accessible to deaf, hard of hearing, blind and visually impaired audiences. WGBH has been recognized with hundreds of honors: Emmys, Peabodys, duPont-Columbia Awards and Oscars. Find more information at

About Sony Pictures:
Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE’s global operations encompass motion picture production, acquisition, and distribution; television production, acquisition, and distribution; television networks; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; and development of new entertainment products, services and technologies. Sony Pictures Television operates dozens of wholly-owned or joint-venture production companies around the world. SPE’s Motion Picture Group production organizations include Columbia Pictures, Screen Gems, TriStar Pictures, 3000 Pictures, Sony Pictures Animation, Stage 6 Films, AFFIRM Films, and Sony Pictures Classics.

About Ci:
Ci is a media-centric cloud platform developed by Sony with powerful APIs and innovative applications that empower creative professionals to create, share, and collaborate with high-value media. Utilized by the largest media enterprises and creative production teams in the world, Ci connects teams, content, and devices from any location in the world to transform media workflows. Visit for more information.