Ongoing webinar series offers behind-the-scenes career advice from the entertainment industry’s brightest young minds.

LOS ANGELES — SMPTE Hollywood will feature Emmy-nominated VFX producer Brooke Noska in the next edition of its webinar series Career Advice:  Ask a Hollywood Expert. Noska will reveal how she got her start, discuss her work on such shows as Ratched, American Horror Story and The Orville, and offer advice to aspiring industry professionals eager to follow in her footsteps. Hosted by SMPTE Hollywood manager Kylee Peña, the webinar is scheduled for Thursday, October 1st at 12:00 p.m. PDT.

Brooke Noska

Aimed at young people interested in behind-the-scenes careers in the entertainment industry, Ask a Hollywood Expert features successful, young professionals, across post production, visual effects, editorial and other technical disciplines, talking about their work and careers.

Most recently VFX producer on the Netflix series Ratched, Noska brings a wealth of experience across episodic television, features and reality TV. In 2019, she was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Visual Effects for her work on Fox’s sci-fi series The Orville and won an HPA Award for the same project. Her more than 30 other credits include American Horror Story, Agents of SH.I.E.L.D., The Walking Dead, Scream Queens and Tales from the Dark Side.

Future “Career Advice :Ask a Hollywood Expert” Webinars:

  • 15: Jett Galindo, mastering engineer, The Bakery
  • 29: Monica Escalante, assistant colorist, Marvel Studios
  • 5: Valentina Vee, director/cinematographer/editor/Adobe Max master trainer
  • 19: A’sia Horne, assistant editor and non-profit leader
  • 3: Francisco Melendez, supervising post engineering technician, Sim, Los Angeles
  • 10: Bridgette Powell, r&d production engineer, Industrial Light & Magic
  • 17: Jaclyn Pytlarz, staff researcher/applied vision science, Dolby Laboratories

Sponsors of SMPTE Hollywood webinars include: ArtisansPR, Avid, Bebop Technology,, Nutanix, Pixitmedia, TWE Solutions and Leon Silverman.

Ask a Hollywood Expert is free to join, but registration is required. Use the links below to register for individual sessions. Past sessions can be viewed on the SMPTE YouTube page.

Ask a Hollywood Expert Webinar Series: Brooke Noska

October 1, 12:00 p.m. PDT

About the SMPTE® Hollywood Section

The Hollywood Section of SMPTE® was initially organized as the West Coast Section in 1928. Today, as its own SMPTE Region, it encompasses more than 1,200 SMPTE Members with a common interest in motion-imaging technology in the Greater Los Angeles area. The Hollywood Section offers free meetings monthly that are open to SMPTE Members and non-members alike. Information about meetings is posted on the Section website at

About SMPTE®
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers®, or SMPTE, is defining the future of storytelling. The Society’s mission is to enable the technical framework that allows the global professional community to make media for artistic, educational, and entertainment purposes and to distribute that content for the benefit and enjoyment of people worldwide. As a global volunteer-driven society of technologists, developers, and creatives, SMPTE is engaged in driving the quality and evolution of motion pictures, television, and professional media. The Society sets industry standards that help businesses maximize their markets more cost-effectively, provides relevant education that supports members’ career growth, and fosters an engaged and diverse membership community.

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