LETS GET DIGITAL: DIGITAL SECURITY ON HOLLYWOOD PRODUCTIONS

Lulu Zezza

Lulu Zezza

Apparently, there's a woman named Lulu Zezza whose express job it is to oversee the digital security of Hollywood and big budget productions - ranging in everything from script protection to keeping internet-based set secrets safe. Her job has gotten exponentially more valuable since the Sony hacks last year, and the measures studios take to keep their scripts confidential and immovable.

With the rise and ubiquity of smart phones, keeping film secrets within the scope of the studio lot have made film security that much more difficult. Companies like WatchDox, IntraLinks, and Varonis have created new and inventive ways to keep scripts under wraps and limit the availability for leaking. One of their programs makes it so that your read the script as though you were looking at it by the light of a flashlight, making it harder for people to read over your shoulders or for hackers to grab screen caps from your desktop. It's a wild, paranoid world out there, and these companies are making bank in protecting film studios from that paranoia. Read more about it at New York Times, and find yourself wishing for the romantic days when bodyguards brought potential actors their scripts in handcuffed suitcases.