KODAK Fellowship Recipient Feted at AMIA/IASA Conference;
Award is Part of Company's Widespread Support for Film Preservation
PHILADELPHIA, November 5, 2010 - The KODAK Fellowship Award was presented today to Marissa Haddock at the Awards and Scholars Luncheon at the 2010 joint conference of the Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) and the International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives (IASA) in Philadelphia.
"This fellowship is designed to encourage and provide tangible support for deserving film students who are interested in pursuing careers as moving image archivists," saysRick Utley, vice president of PRO-TEK, a subsidiary for Kodak's Entertainment Imaging Division. "With nine out of the previous 11 recipients currently working in the industry, this program has proved to be a success."
As part of the fellowship, Haddock will participate in a four week internship which includes hands-on training at PRO-TEK, Chace Audio by Deluxe, and at FotoKem's digital and photochemical lab.
Haddock is currently completing the Certificate Program at the L. Jeffery Selznick School of Film Preservation, and has been working as a graduate assistant at the Rochester Institute of Technology Munsell Color Science Laboratory. "One of the most valuable ways to learn is by doing, this (internship) will be an invaluable step in beginning my career in film preservation with an emphasis on technical issues," says Haddock.
Kodak is a major sponsor and active participant at the conference, running November 2-6. More than 700 of the world's leading motion picture film and sound archivists are gathered to discuss where convergence is possible, to communicate standards, and to share mutual solutions and opportunities.
As a Gold Sponsor of the AMIA Conference, Kodak exclusively hosted the opening night reception.
"We are proud this year to once again have the opportunity to support and take part in the AMIA/IASA conference," says Jonathan Barlow, worldwide product manager for Kodak's Entertainment Imaging Division. "The restoration and preservation communities are great film advocates who understand the unmatched archival attributes of film. Their work has been invaluable in the preservation of these educational, historical and cultural moving image resources for future generations."
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About Kodak's Entertainment Imaging
Kodak's Entertainment Imaging Division is the world-class leader in providing film, digital and hybrid motion imaging products, services, and technology for the professional motion picture and exhibition industries. For more on Kodak and film preservation, visit www.kodak.com/go/motion.
The Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) is a nonprofit professional association established to advance the field of moving image archiving by fostering cooperation among individuals and organizations concerned with the acquisition, description, preservation, exhibition and use of moving image materials. For more information on AMIA and the 2010 AMIA/IASA Conference, go to www.amianet.org