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SMPTE Hollywood Section, VES to Explore Restoration & Preservation at Joint July Meeting

Events includes presentations from restoration and preservation experts from Fotokem, MTI Film, Roundabout Entertainment, Sony Pictures Entertainment, The Walt Disney Studios and the UCLA Film and Television Archive.

LOS ANGELES -- The Hollywood Section of SMPTE, the organization whose standards work has supported more than a century of advances in entertainment technology, and the Visual Effects Society of Los Angeles will explore the challenges of restoring and preserving entertainment content in a joint meeting scheduled for Tuesday, July 17.

The restoration and preservation of motion picture and television content are complex and challenging issues. Content owners must decide what should be saved and how it should be preserved, and they must consider who will cover the costs and how future generations will access content from today and the past 100 years. In this special joint meeting of the SMPTE Hollywood Section and the VES Los Angeles, some of Hollywood’s brightest minds in restoration and preservation will discuss the pioneering work their companies are doing to secure the future accessibility of valuable content and, moreover, what others can do to help.

“The art and science of film restoration and preservation have improved significantly in recent years, but new challenges are always arising,” said SMPTE Hollywood Section Chair Jim DeFilippis. “At our July meeting, we’ll hear from people working at the front lines of a field of vital importance to everyone involved in the entertainment industry.”

Presenters include:

  • Larry Chernoff, CEO of MTI Film
  • Grover Crisp, executive vice president, asset management, film restoration and digital mastering at Sony Pictures Entertainment
  • Sheri Eisenberg, senior colorist at Roundabout Entertainment
  • Theo Gluck, director: library restoration and preservation at The Walt Disney Studios
  • Jan-Christopher Horak, director at UCLA Film and Television Archive
  • Andrew Oran, vice president of sales and operations, large format and restoration at Fotokem

SMPTE Life Member Dick May; Anthony Magliocco, vice president of business development at Entertainment and Media Technology Marketing; and Linda Rosner, managing director at ArtisansPR are producing the event.

SMPTE Hollywood Section, Visual Effects Society of Los Angeles July Joint Meeting -- The Business, Science, and Art of Film and TV Restoration and Preservation
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS)
Linwood Dunn Theater
1313 Vine Street
Los Angeles, CA 90028

Tuesday, July 17, 2018.
Reception: 6:30 p.m.
Meeting: 7:30 p.m.

The event is free, with free parking available behind the building. Register here.

Source: SMPTE Hollywood Section