Contact: Craig D'Ooge (202) 707-9189

February 9, 1993

Media Advisory: National Film Preservation Board Schedules Hearings on Film Preservation

The Library of Congress' National Film Preservation Board announces two public hearings--the first in Los Angeles on February 12 and the second in Washington, D.C., on February 26-- to gather information for a report to Congress on the state of American film preservation. The time and location of the hearings are as follows:

Friday, February 12, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Hotel Sofitel Ma Maison, Opus Ball Room, 8555 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, California

Friday, February 26, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Library of Congress, Madison Building, Mumford Room, 101 Independence Avenue, SE, Washington, D.C.

PL 102-307, the National Film Preservation Act of 1992, directs the Librarian of Congress to conduct this study on American film preservation and to use the report to develop a plan for a "comprehensive national film preservation program for motion pictures, in conjunction with other film archivists and copyright owners."

The two hearings will feature testimony by representatives from major film studios, public archives, laboratories, scholarly organizations, and others interested in the production, distribution, study, and preservation of America's film heritage. The complete transcripts of the hearings and written comments from the film community will be published in the report to Congress. For more information, contact Steve Leggett at (202)- 707-5912.

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PR 93-013
ISSN 0731-3527

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