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Lost 1928 Walt Disney Film Uncovered in British Film Institute Archive

Lost 1928 Walt Disney film uncovered in British Film Institute archive. Read story here: http://www.theguardian.com/film/2015/nov/03/lost-walt-disney-film-discovered-in-british-film-institute-archive

 

The Fall Newsletter is Available!

SMPTE 2015: Preserving and Archiving for the Next 150 Years

In addition to tackling issues related to new technologies — from Ultra HD to high dynamic range and high frame rates — SMPTE also considers how to preserve film and assets of the past.

More here:  http://www.etcentric.org/smpte-2015-preserving-and-archiving-for-the-next-150-years/

 

The current AMIA Supplier Directory

Check out the latest Supplier Directory here: http://www.amianet.org/node/1244/

2015 World Day and a New Declaration

As part of the celebration of the 2015 World Day for Audiovisual Heritage, the Coodinating Council of Audiovisual Archives Association (CCAAA) adopted a new Declaration of a shared vision.  Each of the member organizations signed the Declaration on World Day - October 27, 2015.

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Too many classic films remain buried in studios' vaults

“I would have to break the law to see that film..." Read story here:

http://www.latimes.com/business/hiltzik/la-fi-hiltzik-20151025-column.html

Rare Footage of FDR at NIH

Today, the National Library of Medicine is making the film of Roosevelt’s speech publicly available for the first time, nearly 74 years after the President made his speech.

Read more here:  http://circulatingnow.nlm.nih.gov/2014/09/10/rare-footage-of-fdr-at-nih/

Christopher Nolan issues warning over the future of cinema

Speaking at a debate on the future of film as part of the BFI London Film Festival, the British director said that cinemas move from film projectionists to unmonitored digital presentations was devaluing the experience.

Story here:  http://www.screendaily.com/news/christopher-nolan-issues-warning-over-the-future-of-cinema/5095317.article?referrer=RSS

 

Fox Offers 100 Films Digitally to Celebrate Century Mark

The shift away from DVDs and the collapse of the video store could have dealt a death blow to classic movies, but Fox’s home entertainment team says the digital revolution appears to have ushered in a renaissance of film appreciation. 

Read more here:  http://variety.com/2015/digital/news/fox-100th-anniversary-century-digital-movies-martin-scorsese-1201607174/

News Briefs from the AMIA Copyright Committee

 

Copyright and Fair Use in the Digital Age by Tamara Franklin, EContent, September 28, 2015

In a Dark Corner of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Lurks Some Pretty Nasty Copyright Law by David Post, Washington Post, September 3, 2015

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