Women in Studio Tech Files 4 Patents

See what Disney's inventing!

In the last year, Women in Studio Technology (WIST) launched the WIST Patent Initiative — bringing women and allies together to close the gender gap in invention at Disney and to cultivate more female-led patents. They’re one step closer to their mission, having just successfully filed the following patents:

Script Analytics

This uses a hybrid approach of machine-learning and human-created tagging to analyze gender, diversity, plot devices, character archetypes, and more to deliver a data-forward script report and score.

 

Inventors:
  • Lori Huck, Tagging Specialist (DMED)
  • Alexis Johnson (DMED)
  • Mara Lucien, Manager of Editorial Analysis (DMED)

Recommendation Engine Guided Learning

Imagine a Spotify playlist for learning! In this patent, a recommendation engine analyzes the job descriptions in an organization, identifies the skills most critical for success, and generates a personalized playlist of learning resources that drives individual and organizational growth.

 

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Personalized Censorship of Digital Content

This patent goes beyond existing censorship guidelines by empowering a streaming service user to personalize their censorship needs (for violence, strong language, etc.). It would refine their viewing recommendations and even allow content to be censored within a show or film without losing the integrity of the storyline.

Inventors:
  • Mara Lucien, Manager of Editorial Analysis (DMED)
  • Paige Townsend, Senior Business Analyst (Studio Technology)
  • Lori Huck, Tagging Specialist (DMED)
  • Rebecca Bever, Senior Core Developer (Studio Technology)
  • Sonia Doshi, Manager of Strategic Programs & Initiatives (Studio Technology)
  • Alex Niedt, Tagging Specialist (DMED)
  • Alexis Johnson (DMED)

Node-Based Control System in a Media-Based

EnvironmentProduction studios and vendors work very closely, leading technologists to develop workflows to manage and sync shot data. The current process involves syncing media and notes back and forth to assist in visual effects and reviews. At the end of the day, both clients and vendors end up with duplicate on-premises data, and the overhead of maintaining these types of systems continues to grow.

With the need for a centralized solution, a node graph architecture would enable visual representation of records in a database and the relationships between them. This would assist in streamlining collaboration between creative stakeholders and their vendors in a media-based environment.

Inventors:
  • Rebecca Bever, Sr Core Developer (Marvel Studios)
  • Hope Groves, Director, Studio Technology (Studio Tech)
  • Jo Lockman, Show Pipeline Technical Director (Marvel Studios)
  • Mara Lucien, Manager, Editorial Analysis (DMED)
  • Erika Varis Doggett, Manager, Research Science (StudioLAB)