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  • Activists’ Guide to Archiving Video by WITNESS
  • AFI Catalog of Silent Films
  • Ain’t-It-Cool-News.com
  • All-Movie Guide
  • American Cinematographer
  • American Rhetoric.com Great site containing famous speeches in the movies and other settings
  • AMIA Newsletter
  • Animated News
  • Animation Consultants International
  • Animation Journal
  • Animation Magazine
  • Animation World Network
  • ArtsJournal
  • Association of Moving Image Archivists Note: The following are all in pdf format
  • Audio-Visual Archivists: Online Tools
  • Audiovisual Citation Guidelines, published by the British Universities Film & Video Council.
  • Australian Network for Information on Cellulose Acetate

    Avant-Garde Cinema

  • Best Screenwriting Books
  • Big Cartoon Database
  • The Big Reel
  • BigScreenbiz.com
  • The Bioscope: Reporting on the World of Early and Silent Cinema
  • Black Classic Movies.com
  • blackfilm.com
  • BlackMovies: A Review and Summary of Essential Black Films
  • Black Talent News.com
  • Blinkbox
  • David Bordwell
  • Box Office at Hollywood.com
  • Box Office Guru
  • Box Office magazine
  • Box Office Mojo
  • Box Office Prophets
  • Box Office statistics
  • Bright Lights Film Journal
  • Broadcasting and Cable
  • Louise Brooks Society
  • Canada’s Digital Collections
  • Canadian Archival Resources on the Internet
  • Canadian Film Encyclopedia
  • Canadian Journal of Film Studies
  • CanadianFilm.com
  • “Caring for Your Collections” (Library of Congress)
  • Cartoon Brew
  • Cartoon Research (Jerry Beck)
  • Cineaste
  • CineBooks database Use search feature to find reviews of a title
  • Cinefantastique magazine
  • CineFiles(a database of reviews, press kits, festival and showcase program notes, newspaper articles, and other documents from the Pacific Film Archives Library’s collection)
  • CineGraph
  • Cinema: How are Hollywood Films Made?
  • Cinema Journal
  • Classic Images
  • COLLATE: Collaboratory for Annotation, Indexing and Retrieval of Digitized Historical Archive Material
  • CoOL (Conservation OnLine)
  • Council on Library and Information Resources
  • Critic Doctor
  • DGA News magazine
  • DVD Beaver
  • DVD Review
  • DVD Savant
  • DVD Spin Doctor (Glenn Abel)
  • DVD Talk
  • Daily Anxiety
  • Daily Script
  • The Damfinos: The International Buster Keaton Society
  • Nikki Finke’s Deadline Hollywood Daily
  • Digital Bits
  • The Digital Black Hole by Jonas Palm. (pdf)
  • Digital Copyright Course syllabus
  • Digital Curation Bibliography: Preservation and Stewardship of Scholarly Works, 2012 Supplement.
  • Digital Moving Image Archives (DMIA), serves as a guide for independent filmmakers to provide basic information about preserving digital data.
  • Digitally Obsessed
  • Digitization 101 Blog
  • Disaster Prevention and Recovery for Moving Image Materials
  • Disaster Recovery Journal
  • Domitor
  • Done Deal (Info on movie script deals, etc.)
  • DriveinMovie.com
  • E! Entertainment News
  • Early Visual Media
  • Encyclopedia of Television
  • Entertainment Weekly
  • European Film Gateway
  • William K. Everson Collection
  • Fashion Film Festival
  • FedFlix
  • Film & History
  • Film and Sound in Higher and Further Education: A progress report with ten strategic recommendations, published by the Joint Information Systems Committee, UK.
  • Film-Philosophy
  • Film & Television Archives research guide.
  • Film.com
  • Film Comment
  • Film Collecting Film Center
  • Film Co-op.com
  • Film Critics
  • Film Preservation Manual for Home and Independent Filmmakers [FilmForever.org]
  • Film Quarterly
  • FilmRatings.com
  • Film Reference Library (Canadian Film)
  • Film Score Monthly
  • Films101: Sticking to the Best Movies
  • Films on Disc
  • Film-Handlers Forum discussion group for film projectionists
  • FlixUSA:Discussion Boards for Professionals in the Entertainment Industries
  • For the Love of Film: The Film Preservation Blogathon
  • The Godfather, “Restoring The Godfathar,” ASC magazine May 2008
  • Golden Silents
  • Great Character Actors
  • The Greatest Films
  • Griffithiana, a journal devoted to silent cinema and classic animation.
  • Interview with Bob Harris and “Tilting at Hollywood”
  • Hello, Harold Lloyd
  • Harold Lloyd official website
  • Steven Hill’s Movie Title Screen Page
  • “History of sub-35mm Film Formats and Cameras” (essay by Jan-Eric Nystrom
  • Hollywood Online
  • The Hollywood Reporter
  • Hollywood Stock Exchange: The Entertainment Stock Market Simulation
  • Ome and Amateur Film blog: Dwight Swanson
  • Home Theater magazine
  • Home Theater Forum
  • Home Theater Review
  • Hulu: Free Movies and TV online
  • IFilm/Spike
  • iCrewz.com
  • IFC Blog
  • Images, a Journal of Film and Popular Culture
  • Independent Film and Video Monthly
  • IndieWire
  • Institute for Museum and Library Services: Connecting to Collections Nationwide Initiative
  • International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property: Safeguarding Sound and Image Collections Bibliography
  • International Cinematographers Guild magazine
  • Internet Movie Database (IMDB)
  • Journal of Film Preservation (FIAF)
  • Kemps Film and Television Production Services Handbook
  • KINEMA
  • Kinoeye, “a new fortnightly journal of film in the new Europe"
  • Kodak: Motion Picture Resource Guides
  • Large Format Motion Picture Network
  • Lumiere: Database on admissions of films released in Europe
  • “Magnetic Tape Storage and Handling” Document published by National Media Lab and the Commission on Preservation and Access
  • Mandy’s International Film and Television Production Directory
  • Masters of Cinema: Collating and Disseminating Information for Discerning Cinephiles the World Over
  • Media History Digital Library (online copies of Photoplay, Moving Picture World). View Project Website here.
  • “More Than 100 Years of Film Sizes” (Michael Rogge)
  • Motion Picture Date Code Charts (Sabucat)
  • Motion Picture Stock Time Line (Cinetech)
  • Movie Editor (Editor’s Guild magazine)
  • MovieGoods
  • Moving Image Archive News
  • Movie Magazine International
  • Movie Mail UK: Film Glossary
  • MovieMaker magazine
  • Movie Poster Data Base
  • Movielink (Video on demand distribution service)
  • Movieplayer.it, online database of Italian and other international cinema and TV.
  • Movies.answers.com, a community-driven question-and-answer forum combined with research culled from hundreds of reference sources.
  • Movieweb
  • The Moving Image: Journal of AMIA
  • Moving Image Source
  • MPEG--Moving Picture Experts Group
  • Museums of the World, a "Best Education Site" resource primarily for undergraduates.
  • National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program: Reports and Papers
  • National Film Preservation Foundation (NFPF)
  • National Screen and Sound Archive: Technical Glossary of Common Audiovisual Terms
  • New Review of Film and Television Studies
  • New York Times Newsroom Navigator
  • Nitrate Film
  • “So Many Films, But Only a Few Are Treasures; Library of Congress Separates Mere Movies From Landmarks,” by Randy Kennedy, New York Times, February 5, 2004.
  • Nitrate Film Interest Group: Photostream of Nitrate Film Stills etc.
  • NitrateVille
  • POV
  • Nostalgia Factory: Movie Poster News Buletin
  • Orphans Film symposium
  • Our Media
  • “Permanence and Care of Color Photographs: Traditional and Digital Color Prints, Color Negatives, Slides, and Motion Pictures”
  • Mary Pickford Foundation
  • PR Newswire
  • Premiere
  • The Projection Box
  • Reel
  • Reframe
  • Repository of Primary Sources A listing of over 5500 websites describing holdings of manuscripts, archives, rare books, historical photographs, and other primary sources for the research scholar. (Univ. of Idaho) and Additional Links
  • “Restoration Nation: Motion Picture Archives and American Film Preservation” (dissertation by Caroline Frick). Note: This is a PDF file which require the free version of the Acrobat viewer to view.
  • Rotten Tomatoes Film Reviews
  • Schenectady Museum presents a selection of rare films from its General Electric film collection, including more than 1,500 advertising, training, and educational films from 1915 through 1983.
  • Eric Schwartz Copyright Society of USA Journal article on 1988 National Film Preservation Act(courtesy Eric Schwartz) [PDF file: 2.59MB] Note: This a PDF file which require the free version of the Screen
  • Screen Daily/Screen International
  • Screen Digest
  • Screening the Past
  • Screenwriting Central--Script Magazine
  • Second Run DVD
  • Senses of Cinema
  • Shooting Down Pictures
  • Sight and Sound
  • Silent Era
  • Silent Era Film Journals and Books Online
  • Silent-Movies.com (David Pearson)
  • “Silent Film Resources on the Internet” (Glen Pringle)
  • Silent Film Stills Archive
  • Silent Movies (Glen Pringle)
  • Silent on Video (courtesy Silents are Golden Web site)
  • Silents are Golden
  • Society of American Archivists, Visual Materials Section Newsletter
  • Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) Journal (pre-1962) (courtesy Internet Archive)
  • The Story of Movies: The Film Foundation’s middle school curriculum for the study and appreciation of cinema
  • Streaming Media FAQ
  • Sulphur Springs Collection of Pre-Nickelodeon Films (SMU)
  • Sustainability of Digital Formats Planning for Library of Congress Collections
  • TV & Media Jobs and Opportunities (primarily in the UK).
  • TV Guide: Movie Reviews
  • Television Without Pity
  • Texas Commission on the Arts: Videotape Identification and Assessment Guide
  • Thanhouser Films: An Encyclopedia and History, an online resource by Q. David Bowers
  • They Shoot Pictures, Don’t They
  • Tips on Archiving Family History, Part 1, New York Times, June 4, 2013.
  • Tips on Archiving Family History, Part 2, New York Times, June 5, 2013.
  • 30 Great Westerns
  • Trailers from Hell
  • TVRage
  • U.S. Catalog of Copyright Entries and Renewals
  • Ultimate Table of Formats--Aspect Ratios (efilm center)
  • UNESCO Archives Portal and UNESCO Audio-Visual Archives Portal
  • Audio-Visual Archiving: Philosophy and Principles and other Audio-Visual publications such as A- V: A Practical Reader
  • United States Conference of Catholic Bishops: Movie Reviews
  • United States Copyright Office, Records Database
  • United States Copyright Office, Catalog of Copyright Entries for Motion Pictures
  • Variety home page
  • Velvet Light Trap
  • Video Format Identification Guide
  • Washington State Film Preservation Manual: Low-cost & No-cost Suggestions to Care for Your Film
  • What a Character
  • Widescreen Review
  • Wilhelm Imaging Research
  • Writers Guild of America Research Links
  • Yahoo! Entertainment News Summary

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