Matthew Bernstein teaches film studies at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. He is the author of Walter Wanger, Hollywood Independent, editor of Controlling Hollywood: Censorship and Regulation in the Studio Era, and coeditor of Visions of the East: Orientalism in Film and John Ford Made Westerns: Filming the Legend in the Sound Era. He is currently at work on a study of film culture in segregated-era Atlanta.
Richard J. Cox is professor in library and information science at the University of Pittsburgh, School of Information Sciences, where he is responsible for the archives concentration in the master’s in library science degree and the Ph.D. degree. He has written extensively on archival and records management topics and has published eight books in this area, winning the Waldo G. Leland Award from the Society of American Archivists for the best book in archival studies in 1991 and 2002.
James Cozart has been motion picture quality assurance specialist at the Library of Congress Motion Picture Conservation Center since 1984. Previously, he has worked as an optical printing supervisor at a commercial film lab, a film editor, and a film historian.
André Gaudreault is full professor of film studies at the Université de Montréal, in the Département d’histoire de l’art. There, he heads CRI (Centre de recherche sur l’intermédialité) and the research group GRAFICS (Groupe de recherche sur l’avènement et la formation des institutions cinématographique et scénique). He is also director of the scholarly film journal CiNéMAS, published in Montreal. He has presented numerous scholarly papers and published extensively on film narration and/or early cinema.
Karen F. Gracy is assistant professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Information Sciences. She holds a Ph.D. and a master’s degree in library and information science from the University of California, Los Angeles, and an M.A. in film and television studies from UCLA. Her dissertation, “The Imperative to Preserve: Competing Definitions of Value in the World of Film Preservation,” examines the sociocultural contexts of decision making within the moving image archives community.
Jan-Christopher Horak is curator of the Hollywood Entertainment Museum, adjunct professor in critical studies at UCLA, and founding vice president of AMIA. He received his Ph.D. from the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, Münster, Germany, and a master’s degree in film from Boston University. He is the author of numerous books and articles, including Making Images Move: Photographers and Avant-Garde Cinema; Lovers of Cinema: The First American Film Avant-Garde, 1919–1945; and The Dream Merchants: Making and Selling Films in Hollywood’s Golden Age.
Mary Ide has been the director of the WGBH Media Archives and Preservation Center at WGBH since 1995. She has an M.S. degree in library and information science from Simmons College and an M.A. degree in American history from the University of Vermont. In 1995 Ide was awarded a University of Michigan Bentley Library Mellon Foundation research fellowship to develop archival appraisal criteria for selecting public television programming for permanent retention.
Priya Jaikumar is an assistant professor at the University of Southern California’s School of Cinema-Television, where she teaches courses on postcolonial theory, transnational media, cinemas of the Commonwealth, film genre, and film aesthetics. Her work has appeared in Cinema Journal, Screen, and Film Quarterly, and she is currently completing a book titled Cinema at the End of Empire.
Jean-Marc Lamotte has worked on the Lumière domain since 1992, at first for the French Film Archives for the restoration of all the Lumière movies, then for the editor of the catalog of these films (La Production Cinématographique des Frères Lumière, Bifi, Paris). At present, he is in charge of the Lumière Patrimony in the Institut Lumière (Lyons).
Ronald S. Magliozzi is assistant curator, Research and Collections, Department of Film and Media, Museum of Modern Art, New York, and compiler and editor of Treasures from the Film Archives. He was head of the International Federation of Film Archives Documentation Commission from 1991 to 1996. E-mail: email@example.com.
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