Kathryn Cramer Brownell is a doctoral candidate at Boston University specializing in twentieth-century American political history. Her dissertation, "The Rise of the Sixth Estate: Hollywood in American Politics," explores the institutionalization of entertainment structures and personalities in the political process from 1932 to 1972.
Kevin Brownlow is a filmmaker, film historian, and prolific author. As a film editor, Brownlow worked on Tony Richardson's The Charge of the Light Brigade (1968). With Andrew Mollo, he directed two feature films, It Happened Here (1964) and Winstanley (1975). In 1980, with David Gill, he directed Hollywood, a thirteen-part series for Thames TV devoted to the American silent film. In 1980, his five-hour restoration of Abel Gance's Napoleon was presented with a score composed by Carl Davis. Following the demise of Thames TV, Brownlow and Gill formed their own company, Photoplay Productions, with Patrick Stanbury. Their restorations have included the Valentino classic The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921). In 1995, they completed the six-part Cinema Europe to mark the centenary of cinema. Brownlow's latest book is The Search for Charlie Chaplin (2010).
Liz Coffey has been visiting medical museums worldwide since 1989. She has an affinity for the old-timey gore flicks as well as exploitation and genre film but is not above watching the occasional remarriage comedy. Ms. Coffey is the head film conservator for the Harvard Film Archive.
Paula Marantz Cohen, Distinguished Professor of English at Drexel University, is the author of four novels and many nonfiction books on literature, film, and culture, including Silent Film and the Triumph of the American Myth (2001). She is a coeditor of jml: Journal of Modern Literature and the host of the Drexel InterView, which is broadcast on public television and university-affiliated television stations across the country.
Lisa Dombrowski is associate professor of film studies at Wesleyan University in Connecticut. She is the author of The Films of Samuel Fuller: If You Die, I'll Kill You! (2008) and the editor of the forthcoming Kazan Revisited. She researches the art and industry of motion pictures.
Leo Enticknap is Deputy Director of Learning and Teaching and a lecturer in cinema at the Institute of Communications Studies at the University of Leeds, United Kingdom. Formerly a cinema projectionist and curator of the Northern Region Film and Television Archive, his research interests focus on the practice and culture of archival media preservation, the history of audiovisual technologies, and British nonfiction film between 1920 and 1960 (with a particular interest in political representation in newsreels and sponsored films). Enticknap is the author of Moving Image Technology: From Zoetrope to Digital (2005) and Film Restoration: The Culture and Science of Audiovisual Heritage (forthcoming). He has been an active member of the Association of Moving Image Archivists since 2001, was elected to its board of directors in 2008, and also cochairs the Projection and Technical Presentation Committee. [End Page 185]
Richard B. Jewell is professor at the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts, where he holds the Hugh M. Hefner Endowed Chair for the Study of American Film. His primary area of expertise is the history of American cinema, with special emphasis on the studio-system era (1930s-1950s). He has published on RKO Studios, Howard Hawks, Orson Welles, film and radio, film business procedures, primary cinema resources, and other subjects. His most recent book is The Golden Age of Cinema: Hollywood, 1929-1945 (2007). In 2008, Jewell was named an Academy Scholar by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Amanda R. Keeler is a PhD candidate at Indiana University in the Department of Communication and Culture. She has published on early cinema and contemporary television programming. She is currently writing her dissertation, "Sugar-Coat the Educational Pill? The Educational Promise for Film, Radio, and Television," which explores the promise of progressive education within the context of the emergence of "new media" technologies.
Andrea Leigh is Moving Image Processing Unit Head at the Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audiovisual Conservation in Culpepper, Virginia. Previously, she was Metadata Librarian at the UCLA Film & Television Archive. She received her MLIS in information studies, with a concentration in moving...