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Anti-Piracy Executive to Be Honored

The Hollywood Professional Association will recognize a former Warner Bros. Entertainment executive with its lifetime achievement award.

Darcy Antonellis will receive the award during the Burbank-based association’s annual awards gala on Nov. 18 

The lifetime achievement award is given to honor a recipient’s dedication to the advancement of the entertainment industry. 

Antonellis said she was humbled by the acknowledgement from the association. 

“Most importantly, I am and always will be grateful for the talented and dedicated people who I’ve had and have the honor to work alongside,” she said in a statement. 

Antonellis most recently served as president of Amdocs Media, a division of Amdocs Inc. She resigned that position in August and now serves as a senior advisor to Amdocs, a St. Louis area provider of software and services to communications and media companies.

She started her career with CBS where she served as head of operations and engineering for the CBS News Bureau in Washington, D.C. After transferring to New York, she ultimately became head of technical and Olympic operations for CBS’ coverage of the 1998 Nagano Winter Olympics. 

She was recruited to Warner Bros. in Burbank in 1998 where she eventually became senior vice-president for worldwide anti-piracy operations. In that role, Antonellis oversaw the creation of Hollywood’s first anti-piracy operation and developed a multi-tiered strategy focused on technology, business development, enforcement and legislation, to enable compelling, competitive options to piracy, according to a release from the association. 

She left Warner Bros. in 2014 to become chief executive of Vubiquity, a Burbank company that was acquired in 2018 by Amdocs..

Antonellis serves on the boards of Cinemark Holdings and Xperi Corp. and is a member of the Academy for Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. She holds patents for digital distribution, imaging and audio processing. 

Mark Madler
Mark Madler
Mark R. Madler covers aviation & aerospace, manufacturing, technology, automotive & transportation, media & entertainment and the Antelope Valley. He joined the company in February 2006. Madler previously worked as a reporter for the Burbank Leader. Before that, he was a reporter for the City News Bureau of Chicago and several daily newspapers in the suburban Chicago area. He has a bachelor’s of science degree in journalism from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
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