It is with great pleasure that I announce that the UCLA Film & Television Archive hired a new head of preservation yesterday, filling the incredibly large shoes of our dear colleague, Bob Gitt. Scott MacQueen has accepted this position, which has been vacant for six years.
Scott comes to us with more than twenty years of experience, overseeing and managing film and media restoration projects for major studios and media content holders worldwide.He is acknowledged as one of the top practitioners in the field and one of the select few in the field, who have balanced the technical challenges of the laboratory and media suite, while also negotiating the studio system, and pursuing his interests as a film historian, with a stellar record of publishing and lectures.
Scott has personally overseen numerous cooperative projects with major institutions and content holders, from private collectors and independent distributors, such as Milestone Film & Video and The Cohen Film Collection, to major studios, including Turner Entertainment, Paramount, and SONY. He has also partnered with all of the major archives, including the George Eastman House, Library of Congress, Museum of Modern Art, the BFI, and the Academy Film Archive.
Scott MacQueen is a graduate of the New York University film program. After several years as a freelance filmmaker in various capacities, he joined Cine International Associates (a Division of Screen Gems) as a producer and production manager. In 1991, he joined the Walt Disney Company as Senior Manager for Film Restoration, where he successfully rebooted their moribund film preservation program. In 2003, he moved to Pro-Tek Media Preservation, a Division of Eastman Kodak Company.
Most recently, Scott joined UCLA Film & Television Archive to work on a preservation plan for the Carol and Ken Schultz funded Laurel & Hardy project. Scott will be responsible for all aspects of the UCLA film preservation program, as it makes the transition from analogue to digital preservation technologies.
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