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  • Contributors

Snowden Becker is a PhD candidate in the University of Texas at Austin’s School of Information, studying how audiovisual materials are integrated into our larger cultural heritage. She is a cofounder of the international Home Movie Day event and the nonprofit Center for Home Movies.

Michael Berry is associate professor of contemporary Chinese cultural studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is the author of Speaking in Images: Interviews with Contemporary Chinese Filmmakers (Columbia University Press, 2005; Rye Field, 2007; Guangxi Normal University Press, 2008), A History of Pain: Trauma in Modern Chinese Literature and Film (Columbia University Press, 2008), and Jia Zhangke’s The Hometown Trilogy (BFI/Palgrave Macmillan, 2009; Guangxi Normal University Press, 2009). He is also the translator of several novels, including The Song of Everlasting Sorrow (with Susan Chan Egan; Columbia University Press, 2008), To Live (Anchor, 2004), Nanjing 1937: A Love Story (Columbia University Press, 2002; Anchor, 2004; Faber and Faber, 2004), and Wild Kids: Two Novels about Growing Up (Columbia University Press, 2000).

Margaret A. Compton received her MLIS from the University of Texas at Austin in 1997. She was assistant photo curator at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Library from 1998 through June 2001. Since July 2001, she has been the Media Archives Archivist for the University of Georgia Libraries’ Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection, preserving industrial films, campus films, three newsfilm archives, home movies, educational films, television kinescopes and videotapes, and audiotapes of radio programs and regional music. She is the recipient of five National Film Preservation Foundation grants to preserve home movies and one National Television and Videotape Preservation Foundation grant to preserve DuMont Television Network kinescopes. Her “Small Gauge and Amateur Film Bibliography” appeared in Film History 15, no. 2, in 2003, and her essay on television archiving and research use appeared in the spring 2007 issue of Cinema Journal.

Leo Enticknap is lecturer in cinema in the Louis Le Prince Centre for the Study of Cinema and Television, Institute of Communications Studies, University of Leeds, United Kingdom. He is also a member of the Association of Moving Image Archivists Board of Directors.

Caroline Frick is an assistant professor in the School of Information and the Department of Radio-TV-Film at the University of Texas at Austin. She is the founder and executive director of the Texas Archive of the Moving Image, an organization devoted to the discovery and preservation of media related to the state. Prior to her work in Texas, Dr. Frick worked in film preservation at Warner Bros., the Library of Congress, and the National Archives in Washington, D.C. Dr. Frick also programmed films for the American Movie Classics cable channel in New York and has served as a director of the board for the Association of Moving Image Archivists. Her book, Saving Cinema, is forthcoming from Oxford University Press. [End Page 182]

Martin L. Johnson is a doctoral candidate in cinema studies at New York University. His research is on the production and theatrical exhibition of local films from the 1910s to the 1940s in the United States.

Jimi Jones is digital audiovisual formats specialist for the Office of Strategic Initiatives at the Library of Congress. Prior to working for the Library of Congress, Jimi served as project coordinator for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library’s Audiovisual Self-Assessment Program, an Institute of Museum and Library Services–funded project. He is a 2007 graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign’s Graduate School of Library Science, where he continues to serve as adjunct professor for Audiovisual Materials in Libraries, Museums, and Archives. Prior to his master’s work, he worked as an audiovisual archivist at the University of Utah’s J. Willard Marriott Library. He spent two years developing the Marriott Library’s Utah Independent Film Archive, a collection of film and video art made by Utah artists. Jimi has worked professionally as a videographer, cinematographer, and editor and, in 2003, received his bachelor’s degree in film production at the University of Utah.

Regina Longo is a PhD candidate in the Department of Film and Media Studies...


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