Schedule

MAY 15 WEDNESDAY

MAY 16 THURSDAY

MAY 17 FRIDAY

7:30 AM Registration and coffee bar opens
9:00 AM — 10:00 AM Conference welcome, introduction and keynote address
Keynote speaker:
Larry Karaszewski is a screenwriter best known for his collaborations with Scott Alexander. They created the hit television miniseries “American Crime Story,” winning Emmy Awards® for the first two seasons, “The People v. O.J. Simpson” and “The Assassination of Gianni Versace.” Their films include Ed Wood (1994), The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996), Man on the Moon (1999), Auto Focus (2002) and Big Eyes (2014). Their work will next be seen in the upcoming Netflix release Dolemite Is My Name! Karaszewski represents the Writers Branch on the Academy’s Board of Governors, holds the office of vice president on the Board and serves as the chair of the Preservation and History Committee.
10:00 AM — 10:15 AM Break
10:15 AM — 11:15 AM Session One
Legal & Ethical Issues with Legacy Collections
Moderator/Presenter: David Pierce, Assistant Chief and COO, National AudioVisual Conservation Center, Library of Congress
Of Pigs and Pixie Dust: Tailoring Descriptive Vocabularies for Disney Animation Artwork
Presenter: Sharon Mizota, Archives Data Specialist, Walt Disney Animation Research Library
Ready for Its Close-up: Caring for the Daily Herald Archive at the National Science and Media Museum
Presenter: Kendra Bean, Collections Assistant, National Science and Media Museum
11:15 AM — 11:30 AM Break
11:30 AM — 12:30 PM Session Two
Providing Access to Media Related Collections: Dictabelts, Posters, and Paperwork
Moderator/Presenter: Randal Luckow, Director of Archives, Home Box Office
Presenter: Teague Schneiter, Sr. Manager, Academy Oral History Projects
Presenter: Mary Huelsbeck, Assistant Director, Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research
Presenter: Steve Wilson, Film Curator, Harry Ransom Center
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM Lunch
1:15 PM – 1:50 PM Session Three
Ensuring (Con)text for Content: Responsible Access to Filmmaker Oral Histories Online
Moderator: María Elena de las Carreras
Presenter: Teague Schneiter, Sr. Manager, Academy Oral History Projects
Presenter: Brendan Coates, Sr. Archivist, Academy Oral History Projects
Presenter: Mae Woods, Oral Historian, Academy Oral History Projects
Presenter: Tuni Chatterji, Production Manager, Academy Oral History Projects
2:00 PM — 3:15 PM Session Four
Moderator: Doris Berger, Acting Head of Curatorial Affairs, Academy Museum of Motion Pictures
Challenges in the exhibit: ¿Actuamos cómo caballeros o cómo lo que somos? El humor en el cine Mexicano
  • Presenter: Tania Lopez Espinal, Conservator, Cineteca Nacional, Mexico
  • Presenter: Sofia Arevalo Gallardo, Deputy Director of Preservation, Cineteca Nacional, Mexico
Case Study: Processing and Digitizing Nitrate Negatives from the Feyder-Rosay Collection
  • Presenter: Flornoy Gilot Arzura, Head of Photographic Collections, Cinémathèque Française
Our Today is their Tomorrow: Documentation & Artefacts Collecting, Research and Preservation at Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision: The New Zealand Archive of Film, Television and Sound
  • Presenter: Tracy White, Senior Documentation Archivist, Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision
3:15 PM — 3:30 PM Break
3:30 PM — 4:30 PM Session Five
Archiving, Advocacy, and Collaborations: Preserving Guild Histories
Moderator/Participant: Hilary Swett, Archivist, Writers Guild Foundation
Participant: Thomas Walsh, Past President, Art Directors Guild
Participant: Christian Pitt, Assistant to the President, International Cinematographers Guild
Participant: Sharon Smith Holley, Board Member and Chairman of the Archives, Motion Picture Editors Guild
4:30 PM — 4:45 PM Break
4:45 PM - 5:45 PM Session Six
Lightning Round: Archives Spotlight
Moderator: May Haduong, Sr. Manager, Public Access, Academy Film Archive
  • Susan Barrett, Director of Library Repository Services and Technology, Arizona State University
    Amanda Howard, Archivist, Special Collections, University of Arizona Libraries
    Arizona: the Diversity of Collections
  • Ben Harry, Curator of Audiovisual Materials and Media Arts, Brigham Young University Special Collections
    Profile, Practices, and Prognostications for a Film Music Archive
  • Makiko Kamiya, Researcher, National Film Archive of Japan
    Digitization of Materials at the National Film Archive of Japan
  • Richard Kroon, Director of Engineering, Entertainment Identifier Registry Association
    The Power and Promise of Identification
  • Christina Stewart, Assistant Media Archivist, Media Commons, University of Toronto Libraries
    Finding Hidden Archives: Discovering the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Music Department Recordings
  • Jan Trnka, Curator, Czech National Film Archive
    The Screenplay Collection of Národní filmový archiv (Czech National Film Archive) Challenges and Opportunities of Its Further Development
  • Gayle Williams, Latin American & Caribbean Information Services Librarian Florida International University
    Latin American Screenplays in Print: An Annotated Bibliography
  • Rui Yao, Associate Professor, School of Journalism & Communication, Guangzhou University
    Understanding Chinese Adaptations of American Films Through the Archival Study of Screenplays
5:45 PM — 6:45 PM Reception
8:00 AM Registration and coffee bar opens
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Welcome/introduction
Special guests:
Peabody Award-winning producers The Kitchen Sisters, Davia Nelson & Nikki Silva, share stories of film archiving and preservation from their new NPR series, “The Keepers” — stories of activist archivists, rogue librarians, collectors, curators and historians. The Kitchen Sisters will play stories, excerpts and works-in-progress including “Archive Fever: Henri Langlois and the Cinémathèque Française,” “Agnès Varda: Keep Faith in Art,” “Wim Wenders: The Entire Caboodle,” “Francis Coppola’s Film Libraries” and many more. Along with sharing their chronicles, The Kitchen Sisters will be gleaning stories from the community of film librarians in attendance. 
10:00 AM – 10:15 AM Break
10:15 AM – 11:15 AM Session Seven
Various Research Perspectives: Storage and Value of Animation Cel Collections
Moderator: Dawn Jaros, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Head of Library Conservation
Presenter: Françoise Lémerige, Curator, Cinémathèque Française
Presenter: Katharina Höyng, Freelance Conservator, Hoeyng Conservation
Presenter: Carolyn Carta, Research Lab Associate, Getty Conservation Institute
11:15 AM – 11:30 AM Break
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Session Eight
The Business of Film: Access, Education, and Methodology
Moderator/presenter: Diana King, Librarian for Theater, Film, Television and Dance University of California, Los Angeles
Presenter: Leahkim Gannett, Librarian for Film & Media Studies, Theater & Dance, University of California, Santa Barbara
Presenter: Adam Siegel, Librarian for Business and Performance Studies, University of California, Davis
12:30 AM – 2:00 PM Lunch
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Session Nine
Show Me Everything You Have on <insert movie title>: The Academy’s Digital Management Services Makes It Possible
Moderator: Karen Barcellona, Director, Digital Management Services, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Presenter: Zoe Friedlander, Sr. Manager, Collections and Digital Asset Management Technology, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Presenter: May Haduong, Sr. Manager, Public Access, Academy Film Archive
Presenter: Warren Sherk, Head of Special Collections, Margaret Herrick Library
3:00 PM – 3:15 PM Break
3:15 PM – 4:15 PM Session Ten
Data, digitization and Diversity
Moderator: Lea Whittington, Head of Technical Services, Margaret Herrick Library
Women They Talk About: Using Data as a Narrative Tool to Bring Female Film Pioneers Into the Vernacular at the AFI Catalog of Feature Films
Presenter: Sarah Blankfort Clothier, Manager, AFI Catalog of Feature Films, American Film Institute
Dear White People: Data and Diversity in the BFI National Film Archive
Presenter: Melanie Hoyes, Industry Inclusion Executive, British Film Institute
The Future of Press Clippings and the German Copyright Issue
Presenter: Katja Krause, Head of University Library, Filmuniversität Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF, Germany
4:15 PM – 4:30 PM Break
4:30 PM – 5:45 PM Session Eleven
Filmmakers roundtable
Partipants:

Tom Duffield graduated from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obisbo’s College of Architecture and Environmental Design only to discover that he preferred film design and art direction to working as an architect. He made his way up through the art department ranks by working on such films as Blade Runner (1982), The Lost Boys (1987), Beetlejuice (1988), Edward Scissorhands (1990), Ed Wood (1994), The Birdcage (1996), Men in Black (1997), The Ring (2002) and Hell or High Water (2016). Duffield is a member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences and was elected as a Production Design Branch governor in 2018.

Still photographer Nicola Goode holds an MFA from Otis College of Art and Design and a BFA from Yale University. A member of the International Cinematographers Guild and the Society of Motion Picture Still Photographers, she has worked as a unit photographer on numerous feature films and television productions beginning with “In Living Color.” Goode approaches the surreal landscape of the film set like a street photographer and finds cinematic moments off the set in her travels around the world. Her work has been exhibited internationally and is held in public and private collections.

Laura Karpman is an award-winning composer and a champion for women in music. With a doctorate from Juilliard, her body of work spans film, television, concert halls, theater and video games. The four-time Emmy winner’s film and television credits include Black Nativity (2013), Paris Can Wait (2017), Francis Ford Coppola’s The Cotton Club Encore (2017), Step (2017) and Set It Up (2018). In 2014, Karpman founded the Alliance for Women Film Composers. In 2015, she became the fifth female composer inducted into the Music Branch of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, and one year later, became the first woman to be elected as a governor of that branch.

Isis Mussenden graduated from New York’s Parson School of Design with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in fashion design. She began her career at Joseph Papp’s New York Shakespeare Festival before transitioning to designing costumes for film. Her credits encompass a wide range of genres and time periods, including The Waterdance (1992), Ghost in the Machine (1993), Matinee (1993), American Psycho (2000), Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001), Shrek (2001), Shrek 2 (2004), The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005), The Wolverine (2013), On the Basis of Sex (2018) and Velvet Buzzsaw (2019).

Gypsy Taylor received a Bachelor of Design degree from the National Institute of Dramatic Art in 1994. She worked as Catherine Martin’s costume design assistant and illustrator on the Baz Luhrmann films Chanel No. 5: The Film (2004) and Australia (2008). Taylor’s career includes work as both a designer and illustrator on films such as The Wolverine (2013), The Babadook (2014), Wild Oats (2016), Gods of Egypt (2016), Alien: Covenant (2017), Mortal Engines (2018) and Mercy Black (2019) and the televisions series “Me & My Monsters,” “Low Life” and “Oscar’s Hotel for Fantastical Creatures.”

Merie Weismiller Wallace is a unit still photographer based in Los Angeles with a Masters degree from USC’s School of Cinematic Arts. Currently the president of the Society of Motion Picture Still Photographers, Wallace has worked on many of Hollywood’s celebrated classics, with multiple nominations for the International Cinematographers Guild and Society of Camera Operators Unit Photography Awards. Working with an eye for the magic in the moment, Wallace is passionate about the adventurous and collaborative aspects of filmmaking, the importance of archiving and the creative potential of unit photography.
5:45 PM – 6:00 PM Closing remarks
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Reception
7:30 PM – 10:00 PM Meredith Willson’s The Music Man screening
https://www.oscars.org/events/film-librarians-conference-2019-meredith-willsons-music-man-1962
10:00 AM — 4:00 PM Tour One Optional participation, additional fees and reservation required
10:00 AM Bus departs Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study for Margaret Herrick Library
10:30 AM – 1:30 PM Margaret Herrick Library open house and lunch
1:30 PM Bus departs to Paramount Studio lot and archive
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Paramount Studio lot and archive walking tour
4:00 PM Bus returns to Pickford Center
Tour One

Visit the Margaret Herrick Library and Paramount Studios and Archives

Friday, May 17, 2019 at 10 AM

Transportation and lunch provided

From the Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study, guests will board a bus to transport them to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Margaret Herrick Library for an open house and lunch. Library staff will be on hand to answer questions about the collections and give visitors a chance to see some of the library’s holdings.
At 1:30, the bus departs the Library for a two-hour walking tour of the Paramount Studio lot and archive. Paramount Studio is situated on 65 acres with thirty stages. The massive Blue Sky Tank and a one-of-a-kind New York Street backlot are two of the sites as well as a visit with archive staff on this special two-hour walking tour lead by studio guides. Upon conclusion of the tour, guests will return to the Pickford Center on the bus.

11:00 AM — 4:00 PM Tour Two Optional participation, additional fees and reservation required
11:00 AM Bus departs Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study for Margaret Herrick Library
11:30 AM – 2:00 PM Margaret Herrick Library open house and lunch
2:00 PM Bus departs for Academy Museum of Motion Pictures
2:30 PM – 4:00 PM Academy Museum of Motion Pictures site visit
4:00 PM Admission to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Rideshare code available for return to Pickford Center, code distributed on day of tour
Tour Two

Visit the Margaret Herrick Library and the future home of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures

Friday, May 17, 2019 at 11 AM

Transportation and lunch provided

From the Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study, guests will board a bus to transport them to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Margaret Herrick Library for an open house and lunch. Library staff will be on hand to answer questions about the collections and give visitors a chance to see some of the library’s holdings.
At 2 PM, the bus departs the Library for a site visit to the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. The Academy Museum, slated to open in late 2019, is an active construction site. For this tour, long pants (jeans are best), a long-sleeved shirt, and closed toe, hard bottom, flat shoes (hiking boots are ideal but please no athletic/tennis shoes) are required. Feet must be completely covered. We will provide you with a hard hat, vest, and protective goggles (if you don’t wear glasses). If you have any physical or psychological (e.g. vertigo, fear of heights) considerations, please let us know beforehand so that we may accommodate you.
At 4 PM guests may either enjoy free admission to the galleries of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art or use a rideshare discount code provided on the day of the tour to return to the Pickford Center.