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Author: Michael Cahill

True film preservationists typically come running at the mere mention of the word “nitrate”. That’s what the George Eastman Museum was counting on when they launched the first Nitrate Picture Show five years ago and, based on maximum occupancy, their gamble has paid off nicely.

Film has its passionate defenders and its ardent critics. So too does digital. The rivalry has been building for over twenty years and the two haven’t always been perceived as playing well together. When you’re in the media preservation business and the casualties keep piling…

I love the story of the photographer at a dinner party where the hostess mentioned she had seen some of his magnificent work and that he must have a wonderful camera. The photographer thanked her and said her meal was also magnificent and that she…

When it comes to the handling, repair and archival preservation of motion picture film, I’m proud to say that PRO-TEK Vaults is recognized by production companies, film experts and movie studios as the premier film preservation facility in the United States—many even say the world.

To those who take seriously the specialized craft of film preservation and archiving, which includes the technicians and cinema historians at PRO-TEK, it was a genuine delight to discover the first annual Film Librarians Conference. Hosted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences…